Hello sociology-fans! This week we’ve got new pieces on why witchcraft appeals to marginalized groups, the changing role of race in college admissions, and how to explain the class gap in marriage.
“Why Witchcraft Appeals to Marginalized Groups,” by Allison Nobles and Jacqui Frost. Social science shows us that witchcraft has a long history of empowering marginalized groups who question more traditional religious practices.
“The Stakes and Styles of Christian National Identity,” by Evan Stewart. Trump’s reference to “attacks” on Judeo-Christian values got us thinking about the meaning of the term.
“Race for Admissions: Changing Affirmative Action,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. New research in Sociological Science finds that less-selective colleges were more likely to stop using race as a factor in admissions.
“How College Students Perform ‘Meaningless’ Hookups,” by Amber Joy Powell. NPR talked to Lisa Wade about the rules for college hookups.
From Our Partners:
“Parental Incarceration and the Transition to Adulthood,” by Tasia Clemons.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Families As They Really Are reflects on the importance of homes lost in disasters.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies asks why do insurgents choose to target capital cities?
- Engaging Sports contemplates the United States’ class-restrictive youth sports system.