Welcome to another sociology-filled week at TSP! We’ve got social science research on prison conditions around the globe, racial disparities in the deaths of family members, and a look at who participated in the March for Our Lives protests.
“Prison Conditions Around the Globe,” by Isabel Arriagada and Caity Curry. Social science research on prisons can help us understand the conditions of prison life and how broader social context shapes prison structures.
“Racial Disparities in Loss of Family Members,” by Jean Marie DeOrnellas. New research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that Black Americans are more likely to experience the death of multiple family members and to experience the death of a family member at an earlier age than White Americans.
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And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Cyborgology reviews the 2017 update of the book, Alone Together.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies interviews Ali Ahmida about his work on genocide in colonial Libya.