The Wonderful/Wretched Memories of Racial Dynamics in the Twin Cities, Minnesota special feature publishes stories of social scientists with ties to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul but now live elsewhere. My family and I have lived in Minneapolis since 1994, but I was inspired to submit this essay to highlight a dynamic […]
Sarah Becker and Castel Sweet, “What Would I Look Like?’: How Exposure to Concentrated Disadvantage Shapes Hip-Hop Artists’ Connections to Community,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2020 Early hip-hop forwarded themes of counterculture, anti-establishment, and underprivilege; marginalized groups used hip-hop to tell their stories. Today, however, hip-hop is a multinational and multi-billion dollar industry. Can […]
2020 is a census year in the United States, meaning that this year represents the major moment of a constitutionally-mandated survey about the American population. Since it was first introduced in the 18th century, the U.S. Census has always provided important data for guiding public policy and served as a crucial source of evidence for […]
It’s Black History Month, and we at TSP have rounded up some of our favorite, timeless posts about the history, meaning, and importance of celebrating black history. These #TSPClassics include articles about Black History Month itself, as well as articles about research related to racial identity, racism, and anti-racism. Read about Black scholars’ early contributions […]
The impeachment proceedings have sparked contentious public debates about what should and should not be considered a “scandal” today. From the earliest days of the discipline, sociologists have employed theory and research to study why some incidents and individuals who seem scandalous have major impacts and lasting legacies, while others seem to make no mark […]
Neeraj is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of Minnesota. He studies the intersections of “diversity” discourses, race, and cultural beliefs, and also is the Special Projects Coordinator at TheSocietyPages.