Welcome back! We’ve got a great roundup for you this week, with new research on the ways national conflicts shape beliefs about immigration, social science on the relationship between wealth and well-being, and some answers to the age-old question — pen or iPad?
“Historical Conflict, Modern Xenophobia,” by Brooke Chambers. New research in Social Forces finds that nations with high levels of past territorial loss or conflict are more likely to base their national identity around a shared ethnicity, rather than shared citizenship.
“Safe Spaces and Political Identities on Campus,” by Nahrissa Rush. Jeffrey Kidder discusses conservative criticisms of liberal “safe spaces” with the Washington Post and what these critiques illustrate about conservative identity.
“‘Masculinity Threats’ and Mass Shootings,” by Nahrissa Rush. In a recent article for Quartz, Tristan Bridges and Tara Leigh Tober reflect on the ways American masculinity help explain the prevalence of mass shootings in the U.S.
From Our Partners:
“Durkheim Lives!” by the Contexts’ Editors.
“Millennials Changing Binaries (in more ways than one, of course),” by Braxton Jones.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Families As They Really Are revisits the relationship between college enrollment and sexual assault.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies celebrates 20 years!