Welcome back! This week, we round up research on beliefs about safety and danger and on family meals as sites of struggle. We also bring you new research on how neighborhood racial segregation affects black and white residents’ risk of being a victim of violent crime.

There’s Research on That!:

Safety is Social” by Jillian LaBranche. We bring together sociological research showing that beliefs about safety and danger are learned and differ by race, class, and gender.

Family Meal Conflict” by Mahala Miller. We round up social science research illustrating why family meals are so often sources of conflict.


Violence in Black-and-White: Segregation, and Mortality” by Neeraj Rajasekar. New research in American Sociological Review examines the connection between racial segregation and racial differences in violence and victimization.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

What’s Trending? Towns Getting “Tanked”” by Ryan Larson.

Council on Contemporary Families:

heard around ccf: Work that Works for Low-Wage Workers” by Maureen Perry-Jenkins.


Sexual Behavior and Attitudes among White, Black, Latinx, and Asian College Students” by Emma Patton, Paula England, and Andrew Levine.

And from the Community Pages:

Cyborgology reflects on Twitter campaigns spreading disinformation about Bolivian politics.

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