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’s edition includes links about violence in the United States. It’s been that kind of week. Of course, in the US, it’s almost always that kind of week.
- “The Virginia shooting rattled Congress. Other shootings should, too.”
- Colbert King on the concern of guns in downtown compared to the rest of DC.
- Teen Vogue reviews why there is so little accountability for police officers who kill: “If we define justice for police brutality victims as a trial, conviction, and the imprisonment of killer cops, we are relying on the very structures we are fighting against to both define justice for us and to provide us with recourse.”
- On receiving rape threats as a woman faculty member.
- Rape culture and the Cosby case.
- “It’s time to start believing men who say they drug or sexually assault women.”
- “within a year of Brown, there was a push to redesign Georgia’s state flag to incorporate the Confederate battle emblem.”
- Kelly Baker on Klan Robes, burning crosses, and the materiality of white supremacy.
- Truman-as-Caesar vs. Obama-as-Caesar
- Pastors are more politically polarized than their parishioners.
- Neil Gross on Goffman, embarrassment, and President Trump.
The Politics of Knowledge
- How bad footnotes helped cause the opioid crisis.
- You know those Zillow and Trulia school ratings? They’re pretty much just measuring demographics, not school quality.