Welcome back! This week we’ve got a new special feature on changing global attitudes towards same-sex sexuality, as well as social science research on vigilantism in Latin America, and reflections on the role of images in genocide studies.
“Attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian People Have Grown More Accepting around the World. Why? And What Obstacles Remain?” by Louisa L. Roberts. Roberts explores why there has been a favorable global shift in attitudes towards same-sex sexuality.
“Vigilantism in Latin America,” by Isabel Arriagada and Lucas Lynch. Research on vigilante forms of justice in Latin America demonstrates how weak state institutions, like inadequate police forces, inefficient judicial systems, and corruption, can contribute to citizens taking the law into their own hands to provide justice and security in their communities.
And from the Community Pages:
- Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies reflects on the role of images in genocide studies and German colonists’ practices of separating children from their parents.