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.
- Justin Gomer offers a brief overview of the history of housing discrimination in the US and how it relates to the racial wealth gap.
- The Atlantic interviews Margaret Hagerman about her research on how white parents teach their kids about race.
- A group of European research funding agencies have announced a new Open Access mandate that could lead to the end of subscription journals.
- Men receive less abuse on the internet than women, Star Wars edition.
- “about 30 percent of the lawmakers and 40 percent of the senior staff” who wrote the Dodd-Frank act have since worked for Wall St.
- “Ironically, the urge to blame postmodernism for Trump-era politics blinds us to the explanatory value postmodernism holds for what’s happening today.”
- “I am ashamed to play Pokémon Go at an Unmarked Slave Graveyard, and I am also ashamed that without Pokémon Go, I may never have known that there is this small memorial in my neighborhood.” Cassius Adair at Nursing Clio on playing Pokémon Go in Charlottesville.