Hello and happy Friday! This week we’ve got the social science of cricket, new research on green consumption and social status, and reflections on race in the NFL.

There’s Research on That!:

Wickets and Sixes: A Social Science of Cricket,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. As teams compete for the Cricket World Cup, social science explores cricket at the intersections of globalization, postcolonialism, boundaries, and identity.

Religion, Sexuality, and Social Change,” by Evan Stewart. For Pride month, we revisit social science research on the relationship between religion and sexuality.


Go Green, Gain Esteem,” by Amy August. New research in Socius finds that green consumption is a status symbol for both conservatives and liberals alike, but reducing consumption is not.

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Sociological Images:

Keep off the Grassroots?” by Evan Stewart.


Can Sociology Help Democracy Assistance Programs?” by Theodore P. Gerber.

Black Artists and Elite Taste Culture,” by Patricia A. Banks.

‘Til Death,” by Eric Stone.

Urban Upkeep,” by Layne Amerikaner.

Yes, Sociology is Racist, Too,” by Jessica Shotwell.

Afrofuturism and Black Panther,” by Myron T. Strong and K. Sean Chaplin.

Frack, Yes,” by Emily Campbell.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Revisit: “Daddy’s Home!” Increasing Men’s Use of Paternity Leave,” by Ankita Patnaik.

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