Hello and happy Friday all! Since we did not do a regular Roundup last week, we have a lot to catch you up on, so we’ll get right to it –
“Who Are Fair Trade Deals Good For?,” by Erik Kojola. NAFTA and its merits have been a major topic in this year’s election. But who benefits from these kinds of trade deals and who doesn’t? We have research on that.
“Sick Days and Toughing it Out,” by Elizabeth Tremmel. Wondering whether or not you should call into work because of your cold? Your decision is likely influenced by your social surroundings.
“Minorities in Television,” by Amber Joy Powell and Neeraj Rajasekar. While the increase in minority characters has been a major stride for equal on-air representation, sociological research suggests other problems and pitfalls remain.
“Douglas Hartmann on Midnight Basketball,” with Matthew Aguilar-Champeau. In our latest podcast episode, co-host Matthew chats with Doug about his new book and the 1990s crime initiative that still influences sports, race, and social policy today.
“Escaping Reality with Virtual Love,” by Neeraj Rajasekar. Masahiro Yamada talks to The Guardian about the constraints of dating and relationships in Japan and why Japanese youth are turning to virtual love as a result.
“The Resiliency of the Death Penalty in the United States,” by Caity Curry. Public Radio International asks Susan Sharp about the continued support for the death penalty in the U.S.
From Our Partners:
“Gender Inequalities in Dual-Earner, College Educated Couples and the Transition to Parenthood,” by Jill Yavorsky, Claire Kamp Dush, and Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan.
And a Few from the Community Pages:
- Girl w/Pen talks the normalization of sexual assault.
- Cyborgology explores the normalization of dissent and the rise of fake news stories.
- Families As They Really Are attempts secular listening at a prayer meeting.
- Sociological Images weighs the symbolic values of the safety pen and asks what would happen if America defined itself as a nation of renters.