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.
Sociology of Higher Education
- What’s scary about the Kaplan-Purdue deal, explained.
- Sociologist Amy Binder explains how conservative money powers campus speech controversies.
- Lessons for the U.S. free college movement from England’s opposite course.
Science, Knowledge, and Technology
- From single disease advocacy to citizen medicine?
- Dear NYT: Uncertainty in climate science is why we need to act now, not why we can afford to wait.
- A comic about the “backfire effect.” Also, Washington had teeth made from hippo ivory?
Crime and Policing
- Predictively policing white collar crime.
- “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms” sounds like a dystopia… or Wisconsin.
- Latino perceptions of the police and body-worn cameras.
Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility
- Britain’s 1% is jealous of the .1% (their bosses).
- Sociologists and economists explain why job tenure is up even though workers feel less secure.
- Absolutely income mobility is going down down down since 1940.
- Calculate the risk of experiencing poverty and other research tools (via Jessica Collett).
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
- School choice means segregation in Minnesota.
- School districts are “seceding” and, yes, this should make you think of the Civil War.
- “Key facts about the U.S. H-1B visa program.”
- A progressive baby bond program might solve the racial wealth gap even if race-conscious reparations are off the table.
- Kids these days, with their nonbinary gender politics.
- We should make it “Take Someone Else’s Kid to Work Day.”
Survey Research Methodology
- Counting atheists in the US – 10% or 26%?
- Q&A with Courtney Kennedy, the leader of the AAPOR task force on 2016 election polls. Underlying report here.
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