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Board member S Ericson wrote up recent research from Bart Bonikowski, Yuval Feinstein, and Sean Bock showing that in the 2016 presidential election both parties’ supporters held nationalist beliefs, however, the nature of these beliefs was partisan

From the Archives

Last week President Biden pardoned thousands of people federally convicted of marijuana possession. For context on this historic moment check out this archive piece from Katherine Beckett for partner Scholars Strategy Network on the “Futility and High Cost of Criminalizing Marijuana”

Alumni Spotlight

In honor of The Society Pages’ tenth anniversary in 2022 we’re highlighting the contributions and ongoing work of our superb alumni!

Allison Nobles, former graduate managing editor, shared this reflection of her time with TSP:

“TSP always felt like a little community within the larger sociology department. I genuinely wanted to get to our Friday board meetings early so I could catch up with everyone. Now, as I consider future career goals, I find myself coming back to my time at TSP — not only as a place where I refined many transferable skills, but even more so as an exemplar of what a workplace could be like. “

Allison Nobles is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. She studies how adults learn about sex. Allison is preparing for an “alt-ac” career outside of the academy.

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Mary Shi wrote for the Berkeley Journal of Sociology on Counterpoints, a project featuring cartography, essays, illustrations, poetry, and more from gentrification and resistance struggles across the San Francisco Bay Area, as public sociology.

Council on Contemporary Families’ blog reposted Chloe E. Bird’s write-up of their study that found that doubling the spending the National Institute of Health spends on research assessing women’s health would have a substantial return on investment.

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Happy Friday! This week we cover new research that examines the reasons for the slowdown in casual hookups. As always, our partner and community pages featured important and interesting pieces on the racial consequences of underfunding public universities, the obligation mothers feel towards their children, and the significance of public naming of genocide.

Discoveries

The Slowdown in Hookups by Hannah Schwendeman. We present new research that examines the relationship between alcohol, media use, and living arrangements on decreases in young adults’ casual sex.

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Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities with Laura Hamilton, Kelly Nielsen, and Victor Ray

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“It’s My Responsibility, Nobody Else”: Doing Motherhood by Joan Maya Mazelis

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Happy Friday! This week we cover new research that explores the challenges freelancers face when looking for full-time jobs. We also explore what sociology, and other social sciences, can tell us about the social influences of intergenerational trauma.

Discoveries

Freelancers Face Frustration in Full-Time Job Searches by Jean Marie Maier. We cover new research that shows that a history of freelancing sends negative signals about commitment and competence to potential employers.

There’s Research On That

When Trauma is Passed Down by Nikoleta Sremac. We round up research that explores the cultural legacy of trauma for social groups.

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What Do Memes Tell Us about Self and Time during the Pandemic? by Michael G. Flaherty and Cosima Rughiniș

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The Shortest Distance is Across Not Around: Bridging Chasms in Women’s Health Care and Racial Justice to Achieve Maternal Health Equity by Irene Headen

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Happy Friday! This week we welcomed a new community page, covered new research on sanctuary policies and crime reporting, and rounded up research on inequalities in access to mental health care.

Editor’s Desk

Introducing World Suffering on TSP. This week we announced that TSP is the new host for the website World Suffering and the Compassionate Relief of Suffering, the work of our late colleague Ron Anderson. You can find out more about the site, and Ron’s legacy, here.

Discoveries

Seeking Justice in Sanctuary Cities by Jillian LaBranche. We present new research that shows Latinx people are more likely to report crime victimization in communities with sanctuary policies.

There’s Research On That

Inequality and Access to Mental Health Care by Mahala Miller. We round up research on the persistent challenges to equitable access to mental health care.

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New Work: Gender, Parenting, and the Rise of Remote Work During the Pandemic: Implications for Domestic Inequality in the United States by Allison Dunatchik, Kathleen Gerson, Jennifer Glass, Jerry A. Jacobs, and Haley Strizel.

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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.

There’s Research On That

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.

There’s Research On That

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.

Discoveries

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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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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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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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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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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