We’ve had a superb week here at TSP and that means more sociology content for you! This week we’ve got social science research on settler colonialism and Indigenous resistance, digital health-tracking technology, and the role of LGBT-specific international organizations in policymaking.
“The Rise of Health-Tracking Technology,” by Allison Nobles. Social science research demonstrates that health-tracking technology reflects larger social forces and institutions.
“Settler Colonialism and Minnesota’s “Wall of Forgotten Natives”,” by Brieanna Watters and Caity Curry. In light of the recent homeless encampment in Minneapolis, made up of primarily American Indians, we rounded up social science research on settler colonialism and resistance to it.
“The Long History of “Día de la Raza” in Mexico,” by Lucas Lynch. Día de la Raza — “Day of the Race”– is celebrated today to commemorate Mexico’s history or racial and cultural mixing.
“LGBT Advocacy Goes Global,” by Isabel Arriagada. New research in Social Forces finds that LGBT-specific international organizations play a key role in whether nations adopt LGBT-friendly policies, more so than international organizations broadly focused on human rights.
“The Emotional Toll of Natural Disasters,” by Jasmine Syed. The Atlantic talks to sociologist Alice Fothergill about her research on the emotional turmoil caused by Hurricane Katrina.
“‘Good Guys’ and Rape Culture,” by Jean Marie Maier. In a recent op-ed for Huffington Post, sociologist Sarah Diefendorf challenges the argument that “good guys” can’t commit rape.
“How White Parents’ Decisions Reinforce Racial Inequality,” by Allison J. Steinke. The Atlantic talks to sociologist Margaret Hagerman about how white parents can reinforce racial inequality by putting their own children first.
From Our Partners:
“What’s Trending? Trust in Institutions,” by Evan Stewart.
“Gender, Race, and Girls in California’s Alternative Schools,” by Kenly Brown.
“‘Meet the Midwest!’ A Conversation with Dr. Hlavka,” by Amber Joy Powell and Neeraj Rajasekar.
“Local News is Not What it Used to Be,” by Allison J. Steinke.
And a Few from the Community Pages: