Happy new year from TSP! This week we shared some of our favorite content from 2020, and honored friend and colleague Ron Anderson. Plus, as always, great content from our partner and community pages!

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Why Social Distancing is the Wrong Phrase by Ron Anderson. In memoriam of beloved colleague and friend, Ron Anderson, we shared his writing on the “social” in “social distancing.” In the coming weeks we will share more of Ron’s writing.

Discoveries:

Best of 2020: Make Yourself at Home, Unless You’re Renting by Amy August. We re-shared this discovery on the differences in home searching for high and low-income families.

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Kim Ng’s rise does not solve baseball’s gender and race problems by Margaret Chin.

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Happy Friday! After some technical difficulties early in the week, we brought you a timely round-up of research on waiting and cover some new research on how gendered care work affects anxiety about covid-19. Plus, as always, great content from our partners and community pages.

There’s Research on That:

We All Hate to Wait; Research Explains Why by Nick Mathews. We round up research on why we hate waiting, how technology helps us pass the time, and power and inequality in waiting.

Discoveries:

Care Works Matters for Covid Worry by Mahala Miller. We cover new research by Janani Umamaheswar  and Catherine Tan that finds that differences in care work responsibilities underlie disparities in men and women’s covid worry.

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Is Denmark a Feminist Utopia? Lessons about gender from the Danish TV show “Borgen.” by Barbara Risman

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Fall 2020 letter from the editors by Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas

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This week we round up research on the how memories of Pearl Harbor are constructed and used, and consider how job quality is stratified by race in the service sector. Plus, excellent content from our partner and community pages.

There’s Research on That:

Shifting Memories and Meanings of Pearl Harbor by Jillian LaBranche. On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor we rounded up research on how memories of this historical event were constructed then, and now, to serve political ends.

Discoveries:

Race and Racism in Service Sector Work by Daniel Cueto-Villalobos. We cover new research that shows that non-white workers are more likely to have inflexible and unpredictable working conditions in the service sector.

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Research reports: Defining Sexual Consent on Campus: Media vs. Policies by Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Sandra Levitsky, Kamaria Porter, Miriam Gleckman-Krut, Elizabeth Chase, and Jessica Garrick

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Happy Friday! This week we cover new research that shows we worry more about the risk-taking of loved ones than ourselves and round-up research on online dating’s potential and entrenchment of existing inequality.

There’s Research on That:

Inequality and Opportunity in Online Dating by Mahala Miller. We round up research on online dating that shows that it expands the dating pool for some while reproducing inequality and assortive mating more broadly.

Discoveries:

“I Really Don’t Want You to Do That” by Erika Sanborne. We feature new research that shows we are more concerned about our significant others’ taking risks than we are about ourselves taking the same risks.

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Do the Media’s “Sexy Girl” Messages Trump Their “Girl Power” Ones? by Virginia Rutter.

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Welcome back! We round up research on voter fraud and voter suppression and bring you new research that demonstrates that children of same-sex kids perform well in school. Plus, great content from our partners and community pages.

There’s Research on That:

The Fantasy of Voter Fraud & The Reality of Voter Suppression by Neeraj Rajasekar. We round up social scientific research that shows that voter fraud is extremely rare but voter suppression, in the form of felon disenfranchisement or voter id laws, is common and troubling.

Discoveries:

Kids of Same-Sex Parents Succeeding in School by Nikoleta Sremac. We present new research using administrative data from the Netherlands that shows that children raised from birth by same-sex parents do just as well, if not better, in school than other children.

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Critique of Title IX and Universities by Katelyn Foltz.

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The Social Production of Campus Sexual Assault by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Kahn.

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Welcome back! This week we consider how color-blind racism relates to the covid-19 pandemic and present new research on the racialization of Native American children in foster care.

There’s Research on That:

“We Are All In This Together,” Right? by Erika Sanborne. We consider how scholarship on color-blind racism helps explain limited attention to the racial disparities inherent to the covid-19 pandemic.

Discoveries:

Fostering Sovereignty: How American Indian Children Are Identified in Foster Care by Hannah Schwendeman. We present new research on how foster care caseworkers racialize Native American identity in routine tasks, undermining the sovereignty of Native tribes.

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“Consensualish” – Let’s talk about sex that people don’t want but “go along” with it by Jessie V. Ford.

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Happy Friday to all! This week we bring you new research on the racial wealth gap for families with children and cover recent scholarship on the connection between politics and rising hate crimes against Black and Latinx people.

Discoveries:

Racial Wealth Gaps Even Worse for Black Families with Kids” by Jean Marie Maier. New research shows the extent of the racial wealth gap following the Great Recession, particularly between White and Black families with kids.

Politics and the Rise in Hate Crimes Against Black and Latinx People” by Jillian LaBranche. We summarize new research that shows politicians’ actions are linked to rising hate crimes for both Black and Latinx people but the nature of this connection differs.

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3Q: Men who have affairs: An Interview with Alicia Walker” by Arielle Kuperberg.

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This week we consider research on multigenerational families in light of the risk of intra-household covid-19 transmission and bring you new research on the relationship between gun ownership, gender, and fear of supernatural evil.

There’s Research on That:

Living Together in Covid Times: Multigenerational Families” by Mahala Miller. We round up research on changes in young adults remaining in their parent’s homes, racial and ethnic differences in multigenerational houses, and the support that multigenerational households can offer family members.

Discoveries:

God, Guns, and Fear of Evil” by Daniel Cueto-Villalobos. We present new research on how religious beliefs, traditional gender roles, and fear of evil inform women’s support for gun ownership.

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“The Tool We Have”: Why Child Protective Services Investigates So Many Families and How Even Good Intentions Backfire” by Kelley Fong.

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  • Cyborgology brings us “All Vows” considering the role of technology during this year’s Yum Kippur celebration.

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Welcome back! This week we feature research on the “new” CEOS, round-up timely research on firefighters, and share new research on the demand for wifi hotspots on rural communities.

Special Features:

Fortune 500 CEOs, 2000-2020: Still Male, Still White.” Richie Zweigenhaft shares data on Fortune 500 CEOs, showing how, although some things have changed, the majority of these power elite members are still white men.

There’s Research on That:

Firefighters Face Burning Issues Beyond a Blaze” by Nick Mathews. As wildfires continue to burn, we round-up research on the mental health issues and risk firefighters face, as well as the significance of prison labor in firefighting.

Discoveries:

Hotspots in Red-Hot Demand in Rural America” by Nick Mathews. We feature new research that demonstrates the challenges rural Americans face in accessing the internet, and the possibility of library hotspot lending programs to meet these access needs.

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“Pandemics Prey on Fears, Both Legitimate and Illegitimate” by Joseph O. Baker, Ann Gordon, L. Edward Day, and Christopher D. Bader

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Telecommuting Gets Mixed Results for Gender Equity at Home, and Women Are More Depressed” by Virginia Rutter

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Greetings from the Society Pages! This week we rounded up #TSPClassics about the election and voting and presented new research on the consequences of classroom mismatching for kids. We also feature a guest post that frames Qanon’s #savethechildren movement as a moral panic.

Special Features:

Taken for a Moral Ride: Public Fears, Qanon, and Sexual Exploitation.” Libby Trudeau frames Qanon’s #savethechildren movement as a moral panic and considers the consequences of this kind of public attention for the anti-trafficking movement.

Discoveries:

Mismatching is Misguided for Many Middle Schoolers” by Erika Sanborne. We feature new research that considers the predicators and consequences of overmatching or undermatching classroom difficulty for middle school students.

There’s Research on That:

From the #TSPClassics Collection: Voting and Elections” by Neeraj Rajasekar. With election day less than two weeks away, we round-up some classic pieces from our collection on elections and voting on who votes, voter suppression, and the connection between social movements and elections.

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“Why Did So Many Urban Working-Class Whites Support President Trump?” by Andrew J. Cherlin.

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How Dads Make a Difference for Their Children” by Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and Kari Adamsons.

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