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.
This week is Spring Break here in Providence, so without further ado here’s some beach(?) reading.
Soc of Ed
- Against the White Hero narrative for urban school teachers.
- “How to Con Black Law Students” on HBCU-For Profit links, and associated commentary by Tressie MC.
Science, Knowledge, and Technology
- 50-year old climate model basically correct, 50 years of climate politics basically terrifying.
- Fake editors for fake journals. A delightful dive into the terrifying world of scammy academic journals by creating a fake academic and applying to editorial boards:
Gender and Sexuality
- Arlene Stein reviews Brubaker’s Trans: “If today gender is seen as mutable while race is fixed, and “transgender is a thing” while “transracial” is not, it has little to do with any essential difference between race and gender, argues Brubaker.”
- Teaching women to code isn’t the answer. We need to destroy a sexist culture in tech that conflates merit and masculinity.
- Visualizing 40 years of the US budget.
- “American Muslims Are Young, Politically Liberal, and Scared.” Reporting a large-scale survey of the political demography of Muslim Americans.
Soc Not Otherwise Specified
- “Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers” is a headline that makes sense in 2017.
- “The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death” is also a headline that makes sense in 2017.
See you all next week!