sunday morning sociology, grad recruitment edition

syphilis map
“What syphilis was called before it was called syphilis” via r/MapPorn. Sources at link.

A weekly link round-up of sociological work – work by sociologists, referencing sociologists, or just of interest to sociologists. This scatterplot feature is co-produced with Mike Bader.

It’s grad recruitment season for many sociology PHD programs. If you need a discussion topic to fill in those awkward silences, follow the links below!

Sex and Gender

Experts and Politics

The Politics of Experts

Everything You Wanted to Know About the AHCA but Were Seriously Terrified to Ask

On Race and Racism

Etc.

See you all next Sunday!

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

One thought on “sunday morning sociology, grad recruitment edition”

  1. Additional links:

    Anti-Vaxxers and Fake news:
    https://nursingclio.org/2017/03/16/the-anti-vaccine-movement-bad-science-and-the-rise-of-fake-news

    Teachers surfing couches and sleeping in cars in Silicone Valley: https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/03/in-pricey-silicon-valley-teachers-scramble-for-housing/519360/?utm_source=nl__link5_031417

    Blame China (a very tiny bit) for declining marriage rates in the U.S.: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2017/03/10/are-chinese-factories-really-killing-marriage-in-america/

    Machines aren’t very good at learning hate speech: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603735/its-easy-to-slip-toxic-language-past-alphabets-toxic-comment-detector/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post

    Harris County sheriff and judge defect to argue against pre-trial bond: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/us/houston-bail-reform-sheriff-gonzalez.html?_r=2

    Fourth Circuit confirmed that the police are above the law: https://extranewsfeed.com/un-qualified-immunity-88a2b65eaa38#.dma0lxjov

    Race and politics at center of struggle for the future of Southern Baptists: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/russell-moore-southern-baptist-convention/519540/?utm_source=feed

    Why prison building will continue in rural America:
    http://theconversation.com/why-prison-building-will-continue-booming-in-rural-america-71920

    Reactions to University of Michigan’s Diversity Plan:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/the-university-of-michigans-slow-painful-plan-to-increase-diversity/519903/

    A Readable review of immigration research: http://www.urban.org/urban-wire/what-research-says-about-immigrants-hasnt-changed

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