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.
Race, Class, and Gender
- “Women’s stories are finally being taken seriously. But what happens when men get harassed? And what about when those men are also marginalized themselves, like black men or other men of color?” Adia Harvey Wingfield in Slate.
- In addition to being cruel, bad policy, Michigan’s new work requirements for Medicaid contain a racist, possibly illegal rural county exception.
- “While this incident may seem extreme, it is an extension of the constant “othering” that Native people experience daily. Our very existence as Native peoples in what is currently known as the United States is constantly seen as a threat.” Amanda Tachine and Adrienne Keene reminds us that the Colorado State incident is nothing new for Native American students.
- The Atlantic discusses why men are more likely to write letters to the editor than women, including a discussion of research by scatterplot’s own Andy Perrin.
- “A survey of a random sample of members of the AEA… found that hardly any men believed professional opportunities for economics faculty are tilted against women. Remarkably, about a third believe there is bias in favour of women.”
- “”Elites are much more likely to support elite institutions—foundations, higher education, health, and arts organizations—and far less likely to support social service organizations than their non-elite peers.” Kelly Russell on the politics and distributional impacts of the charitable tax deduction.
- A typographer analyses the limitations of the “two spaces are better than one” study, which offers a case study of how frustrating it is when someone else tries to do research on your field without consulting any experts.
- Reeves et al look at 12 different ways researchers define the middle class, and show that 90% of households are covered under at least one operationalization.
- Wired reports on the first algorithmic audit conducted by Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction.