New and Noteworthy
We write up new research from Alexandra Murphy and colleagues showing that one in four Americans struggle to secure safe and reliable transportation and impoverished Americans are more likely to experience transportation insecurity.
Worth a Read (Sociologically Speaking)
Conflict constructively contributes to community life according to Evelyn Perry for Contexts. Perry draws on her ethnographic experience in one of the few economically and racially mixed neighborhoods in the city of Milwaukee to show how differences do produce confrontations between neighbors but residents are able to continually re-negotiate their sense of order together.
Citings & Sightings
Is vandalism an effective tactic for environmentalism? Dana Fisher spoke with ABC about how younger activists are adoption confrontational tactics because of they perceive a lack of progress on environmental goals.
From the Archives
Next week many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. Friends and families gathering can bring tough conversations. Check out this piece from the TSP board with some social science perspectives on the value of talking and listening (especially to those we disagree with), plus a visual roundup of research on how family meals are a site of conflict, as well as companionship.
More from Our Partner and Community Pages
Doug Meyer wrote for Council on Contemporary Families’ blog on how his new book, Violent Differences, explores the significance of race for queer men’s experiences of sexual assault.