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 Race
- Black girls, like black boys, are perceived as older and less innocent than their white peers.
- Photographer Sarah Hoskins explores Black Appalachia with sociologist Karida Brown.
- The Atlantic covers sociologist Alondra Nelson’s work on how African Americans use DNA testing to find their roots.
- Sociologist Dana Kornberg on how eliminating cash might hurt the poor in India.
- Economists say Seattle’s new 15$ minimum wage has hurt or helped low-income workers, depending on which economist you ask.
- Sociologist Viviana Zelizer surveys new research on the many meanings of money in LA Review of Books.
- Jacobin interviews philosopher Elizabeth Anderson about how employers act as “private governments.”
Sociology of Ideas, Intellectuals, and (Free) Speech
- Sociologists Jessie Daniel and Arlene Stein on how and why colleges must shield professors from the right wing hate machine.
- Facebook’s censorship rules implement a very particular version of civil rights ideologies, one that ends up screening out a lot of anti-racist speech while permitting holocaust denial and over racism.
- The New Republic reviews political scientist Dan Drezner’s The Ideas Industry on how the superrich have transformed public intellectual life.
- The history of how Elsevier became stupendously profitable, and why that’s a big problem we need to collectively fix.