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.
- Yascha Mounk at Slate draws on a recent ASR article by Hahl et al to explain Shania Twain’s interpretation of Trump’s paradoxical combination of authenticity and mendacity.
- Buzzfeed looks at the pressures placed on one journalist at a Sinclair-owned local news station to present conservative opinions on stories about climate change, gun control, and to kill potential stories about White nationalists.
- The EPA is weaponizing research transparency in a move to weaken environmental regulations.
- Milking monopsony: How the DFA exploits its legal status as a co-op to exert unscrutinized market power over small dairy farmers.
- “The tax credits surely make those who get them better off, but they do nothing to increase education. If their intent is to increase schooling, they are a failure.”
Sex, Gender, & Sexism
- “I saw a woman being erased from the history of science in real time.”
- Before #MeToo, women relied on advice columns like Dear Abby as placed to openly discuss workplace sexual harassment.
- Dobbin and Kalev review the evidence on the efficacy of workplace sexual harassment trainings.