New & Noteworthy

This week’s Clippings includes Alison Cares in Tampa Bay Times and Inside Higher Education on Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr.’s proposed plan to remove “Principles of Sociology” as an option to fulfill the social science course requirement at public universities (click here to read ASA’s response), Christopher P. Scheitle in The Conversation about religion diversity among graduate students, Philip Cohen in Smithsonian Magazine featuring new research showing that life expectancy across the U.S. fell from 2019 to 2021 and that women now live 5.8 years longer than men, Jennifer Earl in Meduza on political repression, and Anna Samchuck in El País on the Wall Evidence Project, which has been documenting the graffiti and inscriptions left by the Russian military in occupied areas of Ukraine since February of 2022.

From the Archives

December is one of the most generous months, read The Social Determinants of Charitable Giving to learn more about individual donations.

The new Hunger Games movie is in theatres, to learn more about deviance and rebellion read the classic, Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley.

The Biden administration is proposing changes to TANF to close loopholes that some states have been using to spend funds on non-welfare programs. Learn more about TANF by reading our Public Assistance Provides Food and Shelter Discovery by Allison Nobles.

More from our Partners & Community Pages

First Publics has its latest on Soc Intro Textbooks with Lisa Wade, author of intro book Terrible Magnificent Sociology.

Council on Contemporary Families latest include Eman Tadros, Chantal Fahmy, Sara (Smock) Jordan, and Antonia Guajardo write up some of the complexities of fathering while incarcerated.

Contexts has new pieces to watch and read on claiming colors with Gary Alan Fine and Fiona Greenland, The Golden Bachelor and adult dating by Lauren Harris, and Queer Farmers by Taylor Hartson.