New & Noteworthy
This week TSP’s Caroline Garland published a new Discovery, Hard Work Pays Off?, on work by Rebecca Wetter and Claudia Finger. In this piece, we learn about the buy-in of the belief of meritocracy of German medical students. Students with parents who attended college were more likely to believe their hard work paid off than students whose parents did not attend college — who felt admissions were more dependant on class or influence.
Our Clippings this week features Patrick Sharkey and Megan Kang in The New York Times on gun laws and gun deaths and Michael Rocque in Boston Globe on gun laws and safety in Maine. We also have Adia Harvey Wingfield in the Harvard Business Review on workplace culture and the experience of Black employees, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Alison Gemmil, and Sarah Hayford on millennial hurdles to having children in The Washington Post (great read), coverage of Pete Simi‘s testimony on the current Trump ballot trial in Colarod in the Ohio Capital Journal, and Gillian Gualtieri in Hyperallergic on the U.S. arts and culture industry.
From the Archives
Election results came in last week, highlighting some of the stakes and possibilities for next year’s election. Read S Ericson’s Discovery on work by Bart Bonikowski, Yuval Feinstein, and Sean Bock on the national political cleavage.
More from our Partners & Community Pages
Contexts has several new pieces including:
- Arlene Stein’s experience with having her book Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity targeted for a possible book ban.
- Understanding the conditions necessary for megachurches to grow and flourish in the United States by Peter Muzzerall.
- Mia Brantley’s piece on her work on interviews with 35 Black mother’s experiences on parenting.
Council on Contemporary Families has two new reads:
- Sung S. Park writes up her recent study on the experiences of People of Color with Disabilities exposure to inadequate conditions and hazards in their home.
- Jennifer Tabler, Ruby Charak, and Rachel M. Schmitz work with LGBTQ+ people experience with identity-related abuse during childhood and subsequent mental health challenges in adulthood.