It’s been a difficult summer and I’ve done my best to try to ensure that SocImages is contributing to the many important conversations we’ve had. I’m grateful for the many guest bloggers who have helped. I’ll summarize the relevant posts here, throwing in June as well since I missed that month’s update.
Sociological perspectives on this summer’s current events:
The Republican race
- Why is nationalism dangerous?
- Trump supporters substantially more racist than other Republicans
- Sense of political disenfranchisement strongly predicts support for Trump
- Is Michelle jealous of Melania? Catty stereotypes and racist cartoons
The Democratic race
- Why Bill was the face of Hillary’s historic nomination: Numbers and theories
- Clinton has received the most negative, least positive news coverage
The Orlando massacre
- The intersectionality of hate: Violence against LGBTQ people of color
- Orlando and the symbolic importance of gay bars
Black Lives Matter
- When force is hardest to justify, victims of police violence are most likely to be black
- The reverse Ferguson effect: Which way to point the causal arrow?
- Early research on police body cameras suggestst that they reduce violence
Brock Turner’s sentence for sexual assault
- 36 hours, four violent men, and one American ideology
- Brock Turner and the revolving sexual assault scandal door
Sociological Images turned 9-years old!
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Lisa Wade, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming introductory text: Terrible Magnificent Sociology. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.