On Monday, December 6, 2021, President Biden announced that not a single U.S. official would be sent to Beijing Winter Olympics this coming February. The U.S. has not boycotted the Olympic Games since the Moscow Games in 1980, so why now? The United States is taking a public stance by symbolically protesting the atrocities committed […]
While previously male-dominated factory jobs have been on the decline for decades, today the fastest-growing occupations are those that are typically female-dominated — occupations like nursing and physical therapy. So, it would make sense if we begin to see men entering into traditionally female-dominated occupations at higher rates, but a recent article in the New York […]
While social scientists have long talked about globalization, a new concept called “glocalization” has emerged as a way to highlight the ways that global patterns are accepted and interpreted by localized populations. Sport sociologists have been among the leaders in developing this concept, and the International Champions Cup (ICC), a soccer tournament making its way […]
Since his time in office, President Trump has put in place a travel ban on Muslim immigrants from seven different nations in the Middle East, has increased the number of border agents at the Mexican border, and has high hopes of building a new wall at the US-Mexican border. Despite all of this attention being […]
Jaclyn S. Wong, “Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities,” Gender & Society, 2017 New career opportunities can be exciting for young couples. Yet, when career opportunities involve moving to a new location, couples must negotiate if and how the move will take place. In heterosexual relationships, research finds that the […]
Edgar is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He co-curates the topic page on politics. His research interests include sport, culture, and politics with special emphasis on Latin American sport.