Welcome back! This week we present new research on the barriers to healthcare seeking for targets of violence. Our partner and community pages also bring timely and important reads.

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Avoiding the Doctor: Targets of Violence and Health Care by Hannah Schwendeman. We present new research that shows how personal relationships, sexual violence, and past experience shapes healthcare seeking among targets of violent crime.

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Winter 2021 Letters from the Editors: New Ethnographies of the Global South by Rashawn Ray, Fabio Rojas, Victoria Reyes, and Marco Garrido.

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Why Families Need More Financial Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Lawrence Stacey and Kristi Williams.

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Happy Friday. This week we rounded-up research on women in combat sports and the politics of public memorials. As always, our partner and community pages also bring you great content.

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A Woman’s Place is in the Octagon by Jillian LaBranche. We round-up research on how women in combat sports confront gender norms.

The Politics of Public Memorials by Daniel Cueto-Villalobos. We review research on public memorials, from immediate to official, highlighting the contested nature of these public projects.

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Cross University Collaboration for STEM Education and Social Justice by Monica J. Carter, Luis A. Colón, Anna De Cheke Qualls, Kamla Deonauth, and Panos S. Shiakolas

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New Work: African American mothers’ racial stressors are related to their parenting and adolescents’ academic and behavioral outcomes by Kathleen Holloway, Fatima Varner, and Stephen T. Russell

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Happy Friday! This week we rounded-up research on the historical roots of racialized mass incarceration and covered a new article about the power of framing pornography as addictive.

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Historical Roots of Racialized Mass Incarceration by Hannah Schwendeman. We overviewed social scientific research that helps us understand the historical basis of racialized mass incarceration.

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The Power of “Porn Addiction” by Mahala Miller. We feature new research that shows how understandings of pornography as “addictive” help justify judgements about sexuality and gender.

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Happy Birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois! by Evan Stewart.

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Parents of the 1920s set the stage for today’s intensive parenting by Richard A. Settersten Jr., Glen H. Elder Jr., and Lisa D. Pearce.

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This week, our partner and community pages brought you great content, including a conversation on Erving Goffman and musings on social roles and dying. They also considered the aftermath of famine, and the relationship between “nagging” and cheating.

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The Relationship between Nagging and Cheating by Alicia Walker

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Welcome back! This week we rounded-up research on how gender shapes participation in college classrooms. We also cover new research on how federal disaster aid exacerbates inequality.

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Gender and Participation in the College Classroom by Jean Marie Maier. We reconsider research on gender and who gets to be an “expert” in light of new research that shows that women are less likely to participate in college classrooms.

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Disaster Relief’s Unequal Aid by Daniel Cueto-Villalobos. We feature new research that shows that, by privileging home ownership, the provision of federal disaster aid exacerbates existing wealth inequalities.

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Happy Friday! This week, we rounded up research on how multilevel marketing intersects with culture, gender, and inequality. Our partner and community featured content on the hidden nature of class, private safety nets, civil resistance, and a review of “the New Black Sociologists.”

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Culture, Inequality, and Multilevel Marketing by Daniel Cueto-Villalobos. We round up research on how the promises of multi-level marketing square with its reality showcasing how MLM’s history intersects with gender and economic inequality.

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Rediscovering Voices in Uncertain Times by Aya Waller-Bey

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New Work: “I’d rather be hungry:” Why some people don’t want to ask for help by Joan Maya Mazelis

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The Mask of the “Middle Class” by Evan Stewart

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Welcome back! This week we rounded up research on suicide and adolescents and featured now research on drug arrests and race during the opioid epidemic.

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Suicide and Adolescents by Mahala Miller. We round up research on suicide and adolescents, from sociological classics to social media’s contribution to “suicide contagion.”

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Is the War on Drugs Cooling Off? Drug Policy in the Opioid Crisis by Hannah Schwendeman. We feature new research that shows that drug arrests have decreased more for Black people than for Whites, despite changes in drug policy that ostensibly benefit Whites.

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Coronavirus and Community: A Spring 2020 Course Fashioned Off Contexts’ Call for Papers on the Global Impacts of the Pandemic by Rebecca London

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New Work: The Labor of “Living Diaper to Diaper” by Jennifer Randles

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Welcome back. This week, we brought you a special feature on how sociological tools are helping make sense of the January 6 events at the capitol. Plus, new research on how social participation contributes to alcohol consumption among older adults.

Special Features

Sociology of the Siege by Brooke Chambers, Jillian LaBranche, and Nikoleta Sremac. In this special feature, we show how reporters, politicians, and scholars alike are using sociological concepts and ideas to understand the assault on the capitol.

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Socializing and Substance Abuse for Older Adults by Mahala Miller. We cover new research that suggests that greater social participation might increase alcohol consumption among older adults, a population facing increasing rates of alcohol abuse.

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Research reports: National Spouses Day is Next Week…. Feeling Any Pressure? A Fact Sheet on Prospects for Marriage in Contemporary America by Daniel Carlson and Stephanie Coontz.

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This week we re-shared two of our favorite pieces from 2020, presenting research on the racialization of Native American children in foster care and how race shapes Black and White pastors access to resources in multiracial churches. As always, our partners and community pages shared timely and important content.

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Best of 2020: White Pastors Hoard Social Capital by Erika Sanborne. We present research that shows how White pastors hoard social and economic capital in multiracial churches, limiting Black pastors access to resources.

Best of 2020: Fostering Sovereignty by Hannah Schwendeman. In one of our favorite pieces from 2020, we highlight research that shows that Native American children are racialized in foster care in ways that limit tribal sovereignty.

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The coming vaccine battle by Jennifer Reich.

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heard around ccf: Updated Roundup: 2020 CCF Blog Posts about Covid-19 and Families by Arielle Kuperberg

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This week we featured new research on how the descendants of Nazi perpetrators navigate cultural trauma. We also re-shared one of our best pieces of 2020, rounding up research on care work.

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Managing the Memory of Nazi Perpetrators by Jillian LaBranche. We feature new research on how the children and grandchildren of Nazi perpetrators manage this stigmatized legacy.

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Best of 2020: Caring is Work by Allison Nobles. We re-shared this piece from 2020 that highlights the contribution of care work and the ways that race, class, and gender influence how this work gets done.

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White Allyship Means a Transfer of Power by Cynthia Levine-Rasky and Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui.

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Research reports: Media Messages to Young Girls: Does “Sexy Girl” Trump “Girl Power”? by Christia Spears Brown.

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