Happy Friday! This week at TSP we’ve got social science research on involuntary celibacy, sexism in employment, and Hollywood.

The Editors’ Desk:

Hollywood’s New Blockbusters and Sociology’s Special Agents,” by Doug Hartmann. Doug reflects on sociology and movies via a recent New Yorker article featuring sociologist Violaine Roussel’s new book, Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies.

There’s Research on That!:

Involuntary Celibacy and the Life Course,” by Allison Nobles. In light of recent talk about “incels” — involuntary celibates — we rounded up social science research on this population.


When Women are Too Smart to be Hired,” by Isabel Arriagada. New research in the American Sociological Review finds that high academic achievement pays off for men in the job market, but not for women.


Sexism and Sickness,” by Allison NoblesSalon talks to Catherine Harnois and Joao Luiz Bastos about how workplace discrimination makes women sick.

From Our Partners:

Council on Contemporary Families:

We are Family, Aren’t We? Interracial Coupling and Support from Extended Kin,” by Jenifer Bratter.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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