Welcome to another week at TSP! We’ve got research on the meanings of motherhood and opting out, state variation in felon disenfranchisement, and the relationship between unauthorized immigrants and the U.S. economy.
“Opting In and Out of Motherhood,” by Amber Joy Powell. As Mother’s Day came and went in the United States, we reflected on the social science behind the meanings of motherhood and the impact on those who opt out.
“How Albanians became White in Little Italy,” by Lucas Lynch. New research in Ethnic and Racial Studies finds that Albanian immigrants were able to incorporate themselves into Italian businesses and neighborhoods in 1960s New York City because of shared culture, history, and racial backgrounds.
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And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Cyborgology reflects on real name policies and “student problem” memes.
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies investigates German imperial policy in southwest Africa.