I’m a huge fan of the history of medicine blog Nursing Clio. They have amazing posts on everything that fits under the broad umbrella of gender, history, and medicine, all packaged under a clever name. One of my favorite features of the blog is a weekly post called “Sunday Morning Medicine” that rounds-up interesting tidbits from around the internet. It’s nice because it helps bring together related content that might otherwise go missed by the relevant audience; it’s not just posts from other history blogs, or interviews with history professors, but bits like this oral history of the Oregon Trail video game published by Vice. So, my goal is to start something similar here. Just a simple curated list of interesting links somehow relevant to sociology, including but not limited to work by sociologists or explicitly recognizing sociological research. The content should have been circulating this week, but not necessarily written this week. Here’s this week’s collection:
- “The Badass Wife of W.E.B. Du Bois.”
- “Code Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithmic Age.”
- “How America Counts its Homeless and Why So Many are Overlooked.”
- “Durkheimian Utilitarianism” (or what Haidt gets wrong about liberals and morality, part n of N).
- W.E.B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life.
- Yes, voter identification laws suppress minority voting.
- CBS uses poll data to divide support and opposition to Trump into four groups.
- Surveys including non-voters show lower approval for Trump.
- Yale renames Calhoun College, one step towards making America not racist for the first time.
- Gabriel Rossman reviews “Dreamland” and shows how much sociology has to learn from the opioid epidemic.
- What the US oil and gas boom looks like from space.
- Kahneman recants on priming studies: “authors who review a field should be wary of using memorable results of underpowered studies as evidence for their claims.”
- Postindustrial towns vote for Democrats, just like big cities.
- Policy, especially housing policy, made the racial wealth gap.
If you have suggestions for next week’s round-up, leave a comment, or reach me on twitter.