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.
- 3.5% of Americans lives more than a 60 minute drive from a public college, but almost 30% of Native Americans live that far.
- 7% of men and women report ever having had a same-sex sexual partner. Emma Mishel and Paula England look the sexual life cycle of that 7%.
Capitalism is a Helluva Drug
- In 1941, three drug companies were indicted for conspiring to raise the price of insulin. In 2017, three drug companies were sued for conspiring to raise the price of insulin.
- Peter Frase usefully summarizes the pro- and anti-UBI positions on both the Right and Left.
Everything is Awful
- “In truth it was shocking and painful but also bizarrely thrilling to see the central tenets of my own work on hegemonic, fragile, and toxic masculinities in the contemporary U.S. play out on my screen.” Emily Contois at Nursing Clio showcases the importance of feminist food studies by documenting the misogynistic reactions to her own recent essay.
- “Vampirically, white vitality feeds on black demise… To be white is to colonize the afterlife.” Ruha Benjamin on Black Afterlives.
- The (climate dystopia) future’s already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed yet.