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.
Sex and Gender
- Younger and older women have similar attitudes towards and support for #MeToo.
- The Department of Health and Human Services appears to have removed information about bisexual and lesbian health topics from their website.
- Ginia Bellafante revisits Catharine MacKinnon’s classic book on workplace sexual harassment in the NYT.
- Frats are gangs for rich, white men.
Science, Knowledge, and Technology
- States are turning to algorithms to decide how many hours of home care medicaid patients are eligible for, with opaque and sometimes awful results.
- Women and Men development economists study somewhat different topics, with women focusing more on gender and health, while men focus more on topics like agriculture and IO.
- The LARB looks at “The Color of Money” on the history of Black Banks.
- ProPublica investigates age discrimination in IBM’s layoffs, along with the company’s shift towards more contractors (including some of the same veterans IBM pushed out).
- Alex Hertel-Fernandez discusses his new book on how US companies pressure their workers to take lobby on their behalf.
- School choice might accelerate neighborhood gentrification.
- “Beginning with Columbine in 1999, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a year-long Washington Post analysis.”