Welcome back! Submissions are open for this year’s Teach with TSP contest – if you use TSP in your classroom, tell us how! Details below. In new content, we’ve got social science research on the social construction of victimhood in cases of child soldiers, as well as new research on what makes a “good death.”
“Innocence, Victimhood, and Child Soldiers,” by Jillian LaBranche and Brooke Chambers. Child soldiers are simultaneously victims and perpetrators. To help understand this tension, we rounded up social science research on the social construction of victimhood and childhood.
“Progress and Uncertainty for LGBTQ Communities,” by Allison Nobles and Caity Curry. For National Coming Out Day, we reached into the archives for social science research on attitudes towards same-sex relationships.
“Defining Dignity in Death,” by Allison Nobles. New research in Sociology of Health and Illness shows that cultural conceptions of what a “good death” entails shape how people make sense of new options for end-of-life care.