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
- “Male listeners were more likely to view women who interrupted another speaker in the audio clips as ruder, less friendly and less intelligent than men who interrupted.”
- The Cut looks at the difficulties faced by parents trying to raise “theybies”, “gender open” children not automatically assigned classified based on their anatomy.
- On the sexist history of the open-plan home.
- In the Chronicle, Corey Robin has a very interesting essay on the elitism of the “erotic professor” genre of #MeToo counteressays.
- The NYT looks into how Georgia State has managed to significantly increase its graduation rates by helping the students it already had, not just selecting those students from the richest, least problem-filled families.
- “The conservative shifts were strongest among people whose own family incomes were growing. If economic malaise helped to fuel political resentment, it did so primarily among the upwardly mobile.”
- Gelman weighs in on the debate between Mutz and Morgan about whether survey data support an argument that material interests were less important than nativism/“status threat” in the 2016 election (or can even fully distinguish between the two).
- As recently as 1980, the US spent similar amounts of money on healthcare to European nations. Austin Frakt looks at what happened since.