Hello all! We’ve got a great line up to kick off the fall semester, with a few thoughts from co-editor Doug Hartmann on the importance of teaching sociology, a second symposium on Charlottesville over at Contexts with a pice from co-editor Chris Uggen, and some great new pieces on law-breaking in-laws, improving children’s books about disasters, and the importance of DACA.
“I see sociology as a noble profession, vocation, a calling in the Weberian sense. And in this time of tumult, conflict, and change, I believe our work—our research, our ideas, and the information and insights we produce—is more needed than ever by people, in communities, all over the world.”
“When Your In-Law is an Outlaw,” by Ryan Larson. New research in Criminology finds that previously convicted brothers-in-law increase the likelihood of crime for new husbands — regardless of their own criminal histories.
From Our Partners:
- “Setting the Record Straight on Confederate Statues,” Wanda Rushing
- “Defining Disorder Down,” Chris Uggen
- “The ‘Many Sides’ Implicated in Charlottesville,” Dawn M. Dow
- “Charlottesville Yields Few Sociological Surprises,” David Brunsma
- “Charlottesville and Our Racial Fault Lines,” Rodney D. Coates
- “What Are Our Universities’ Obligations?” James M. (JT) Thomas
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Families As They Really Are reflects on women’s equality in the Nixon and Trump eras.
- Cyborgology offers an STS reading of Australia’s marriage equality plebiscite.
- Sociological Images enters a new era with incoming editor Evan Stewart who writes his first post on movie times in modern times.