Welcome back! Submissions are open for this year’s Teach with TSP contest – if you use TSP in your classroom, tell us how! This week we’ve got research on sociological storytelling to explain why fans hated the last season of Game of Thrones. We also bring back content on Indigenous People’s Day and for-profit prisons.
“What Makes a Good Story?” by Amy August. Earlier this year the Scientific American suggested fans despised the last season of Game of Thrones because the storytelling changed from sociological to psychological. This made us think about what makes a good story and we rounded up social science research on storytelling.
“Why We Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” by Allison Nobles. For Indigenous Peoples’ Day earlier this week, we gathered social science research to help us understand the underlying gender and racial components of colonial settlement in the United States.
“For Profit Prisons and the Immigrant Industrial Complex,” by Caity Curry. In light of California’s recent decision to not renew contracts with for-profit prisons, we brought back a post from the archive on how for-profit prisons enable mass incarceration of immigrant populations.
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- Engaging Sports discusses outdoor recreation and the wilderness ideal.
- Cyborgology ponders the digitization of justice.