New & Noteworthy

We have several new and reposted pieces published this past week including a piece by me on Rural/Urban boundaries on work by Daniel T. Lichter and Kenneth M. Johnson, and a particularly interesting read, Hacking Barbie, by Martha McCaughey and Beth Davison (I will be seeing the Barbie movie this weekend with my partner). In World Suffering, Mahala Miller writes about the risks and realities of bullying as school starts – click here to learn more.

Citings & Sightings

Sociologist Kristen Barber recently wrote a piece about the recent (and ongoing) Zuckerberg-Musk cage-fight drama. Give it a read to learn more about its ramifications for “masculine anxiety”.

The Conversation compiled a list of 7 songs that are milestones to hip-hop’s 50 years of influence on society – give it a read (and a listen).

Backstage with TSP

September is here and TSP will be bringing more sociology to a device near you! If you are interested in bringing some of your sociological work to our readers, visit and click on “Submissions”.

More from our Partners & Community Pages

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