Welcome sociology fans! If you’re also a fan of the Winter Olympics, we have sociological research on sporting mega-events and reflections on this year’s games. If you’re not a fan, we’ve also got sociological work on the meaning of racism, new research on engaging audiences on social media, and recent work on how police use big data.
“Sporting Mega-Events and Urban Inequality,” by Caity Curry. In light of recent sporting events, like the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl, we’ve round up research on mega-events and urban inequality.
“Keeping Audiences Engaged on Social Media,” by Brooke Chambers. New research in the American Sociological Review finds that the key to successful messaging is switching back and forth between rational and emotional argument styles.
“Zoom in and Enhance: Big Data meets Crime,” by Isabel Arriagada. Another study in the American Sociological Review examines how police’s use of big data has dramatically increased the number of people and institutions under surveillance.
“Why Fines are a Flawed Solution to Mass Incarceration,” by Jasmine Syed. The New York Times talks to Alexes Harris about how fines and fees may not be the best alternative to incarceration.
From Our Partners:
“Noni Gaylord-Harden Reframes Violence and Youth,” by Eunice Owusu.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies reviews Understanding Atrocities and its uses for education.
- Cyborgology explores industry analysis and criticism and elderly influencers in East Asia.
- Engaging Sports reflects on the Winter Olympics.