SOCIOLOGISTS REFLECT ON TRUMP’S ELECTION

I and several others sociologists were recently invited to write reflective pieces on the election of Trump. You can read … Read More

SOCIOLOGY TOOLBOX: The year in review

Our mantra here at Sociology Toolbox, has never been more important: TEACH WELL, IT MATTERS. One this last day of … Read More

US FAILS TO ELECT FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT: World says, “WTF?!”

The US failed to elect its first female head of state. Much can be learned about one’s own society by … Read More

“FIVE MORE OUTS”: How Chicago Cubs’ magic and superstition build community

At about 9:00 on the night of Monday, September 12, 2016, two different group texts started on my phone at … Read More

THE SUPER BOWL: A sociological view

Updated January 22nd, 2017 Break out the guacamole, it is time for Super Bowl sociology! What does the … Read More

CULTURAL SYMBOLS: Teaching the Confederate flag

Cultural symbols and the meanings applied to them are not fixed in time. Within sociology, there is no single agreed … Read More

IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS: where do we learn whom we should perceive negatively?

Updated January 9th, 2017 The problem with overt racism (other than its bigoted, undemocratic, violent and discriminatory nature) is that … Read More

SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE BODY: The nipple

Examples of the social construction of the body are prevalent in the media’s objectification of the female body in particular. See … Read More

TOOLS FOR TEACHING SOCIOLOGY: Teach well. It matters.

Looking for resources for teaching sociology? Below are snippets of some of the sociology teaching tools … Read More

NACIREMA: UPDATING A CLASSIC TO SEE YOUR OWN CULTURE AS AN OUTSIDER

Nacirema, that “exotic”, far-off place where people do “strange” things is one of the best ways to help … Read More