One Year Later: A Letter to an Old Friend about Race

Today, The Society Pages reposts this original essay, written last summer as part of the Wonderful/Wretched series. Wonderful/Wretched is a collection of twenty-one essays on the racial dynamics of the Twin Cities written by social scientists with ties to the metro area … Read More

One Year Later: Everybody’s Going Uptown

Today, The Society Pages reposts this original essay, written last summer as part of the Wonderful/Wretched series. Wonderful/Wretched is a collection of twenty-one essays on the racial dynamics of the Twin Cities written by social scientists with ties to the metro area … Read More

One Year Later: The Sound of the Police

Today, The Society Pages reposts this original essay, written last summer as part of the Wonderful/Wretched series. Wonderful/Wretched is a collection of twenty-one essays on the racial dynamics of the Twin Cities written by social scientists with ties to the metro area … Read More

One Year Later: Black Death and Life in Minnesota

Today, The Society Pages reposts this original essay, written last summer as part of the Wonderful/Wretched series. Wonderful/Wretched is a collection of twenty-one essays on the racial dynamics of the Twin Cities written by social scientists with ties to the metro area … Read More

One Year Later: Wonderful/Wretched Memories of Racial Dynamics in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

Today, in honor of the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd, The Society Pages reposts Walt Jacob’s introduction to the Wonderful/Wretched series. Wonderful/Wretched is a collection of twenty-one essays on the racial dynamics of the Twin Cities written … Read More

Sociology of the Siege

Since the January 6 Assault on Capitol Hill, scholars, reporters, and politicians have tried to make sense of the violent insurrection. Many draw from fundamental sociological lessons to make sense of violence, place it in historical context, and … Read More

Troubling Bodies

Identity is increasingly tied to the body. Advertisements for natural herbal supplements to improve body shape, scientific concoctions to increase libido, and surgical procedures guaranteed, if not required, to impress sexual partners fill email inboxes on a daily basis. The … Read More

Fortune 500 CEOs, 2000-2020: Still Male, Still White

Man adjusting tie knot. Image via Pixabay, CC0. Back in 1963, when her husband committed suicide, Katherine Graham took over The Washington Post, the newspaper her father had founded. When the Washington Post made the Fortune 500 list … Read More

Taken for a Moral Ride: Public Fears, Qanon, and Sexual Exploitation

Photo of a laptop, mostly shut, in the dark. Image via Pixabay, CC0. An online hoax claiming Wayfair furniture company is selling children goes viral. The hashtag #saveourchildren begins to trend, urging us all … Read More

“Guns and Gender in America,” from Gender Policy Report

A woman prepares to fire a gun at a gun range.   While gun violence in the US has been covered widely in the media in recent years, surprisingly little attention has been … Read More