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.
A lot happened this week. So, here’s a lot of links!
Race, Gender, and Sexuality
- Sociologist Brubaker on the Hypatia/Tuvel/Dolezal affair in the NYT.
- Trans philosophy prof Rohl on the Hypatia/Tuvel/Dolezal affair in Medium.
- The Census should collect data on LGBT individuals.
- Venture capitalists in Sweden talk about women and men entrepreneurs very differently.
- Sociologist Jennifer Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan show that the category “Asian American” includes different people depending on who you ask.
- For a century, upward mobility for black kids has been lower than that for whites whose fathers have similar jobs.
- Men who enter into professions dominated by women try to find “technical” rather than “caring” niches.
- A counter to the argument that people should leave depressed towns.
- A review of Bruce Hayne’s new memoir about his family’s life in Harlem.
- An interview with Derek Hyra about his new book.
- Single-family zoning as a mechanism of opportunity hoarding.
- Economist Robert Shiller argues that sociological narratives are needed to explain the housing boom, narratives like the rise of the flipper.
- The government, not (just) the market, is responsible for segregation in America.
- Economic anxiety, structural racism, and interpersonal racism are all needed to explain white flight from Northern cities.
- Young Republicans were more likely to become young Democrats in the past year than vice versa (but just 10% of people switched, and the net movement was very small).
- Ann Coulter’s speech wasn’t canceled – it had never been scheduled.
- Factory jobs are not inherently good jobs, they are good jobs if workers get enough power to make them so (Tesla edition).
- Should the Federal Government guarantee every American a job who wants one? An old idea is resurfacing.
- US healthcare costs too much, in part because of overtreatment.
- Game theory and grade inflation in elite higher ed.
- “If I have painted a bleak picture, it is because things are bleak.” Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci on software updates, security, etc.
- A gorgeous and disturbing NYT story on the melting antarctic ice.
- “You know how to make meaning. What a wonderful skill for a terrible world.” Tressie MC’s sociology commencement speech.