Hello and happy Friday everyone! We here at TSP HQ are wrapping up another great semester with research on binge drinking, collective mourning, and ex-felon employment. While we will remain hard at work bringing you all the best in sociological research over the summer, we are going to scale back our Roundups to once a month until September. So, you won’t hear from us again until June but be sure to keep stopping by to check out what we are up to in the interim!
“When Fans Cry: Why We Mourn the Loss of Celebrities” by Amber Joy Powell. “People mourn the death of celebrities who hold connections to emotional events; that is, people do not solely grieve the loss of that celebrity, but also the loss of the memories associated with that celebrity.”
“Madison Van Oort on Discourse Analysis & Studying Commercials,” with Kyle Green. Kyle and Madison chat about their collaborative work on the ways commercials employ the crisis of masculinity to sell products.
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And a Few From the Community Pages:
- Families As They Really Are wishes everyone a Happy Feminist Mother’s Day!
- Sociology Lens talks corruption and responsibility in recognition.
- Cyborgology reflects on the ‘technique’ of blackface and gendered bodyhacking.
- Sociological Images asks why the media genders marital unhappiness and shows how racial wealth gaps effect the next generation.