sunday morning sociology, partisan priorities edition

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68% of Democrats and just 18% of Republicans are worried about climate change. Via Pew.

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.

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call for guest posts: sociology & science fiction

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Following a delightful conversation on Twitter, I’m happy to announce a call for guest posts on the topic of sociology (or social theory) and science fiction! Have you taught a work of science fiction in one of your classes and used it to illustrate some interesting concept or debate in sociology? Let us know how it went! Are you fascinated by the parallels between a work of SF and a work of social theory? Tell us!

To submit, send a short summary of what you’d like to write about to me at this email address with the subject “Sociology & Science Fiction.” Assuming it makes sense to me, you’ll then submit the full post, and I’ll queue them up here.  For some examples of the sorts of things I’ve written like this in the past, check out these old posts – but I’m sure you all can do much better!

sunday morning sociology, vaccine policy success edition

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Emily Oster and Geoffrey Kocks write in the NYT about the successful push in CA to increase child vaccination rates by changing the rules, not changing hearts and minds.

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.

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sunday morning sociology, american exceptionalism (the bad kind) edition

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Child mortality in the US is much higher than in similarly wealthy countries, in part due to poverty and guns. Source: Vox.

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.

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submit your asa paper to socarxiv!

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The deadline for submissions to the American Sociological Association annual meeting is midnight tonight. So I’m guessing that many of you reading this post have either just submitted a paper, or are just tweaking that last bit of formatting before submitting. Once you’ve finally navigated the submission site (remember, one regular session and one section session, or two section sessions, but never two regular sessions!), why not submit your paper to SocArXiv as well? The submission process is straightforward, and interested readers will be able to access your paper right now instead of waiting seven months to hear your talk in Philly!

For details on the submission process, check out this quick tutorial. For more information, check out SocArXiv’s FAQ.

sunday morning sociology, women and politics edition

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Women are running for Congress in record numbers (source: DailyKos). 

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.

It’s a slow news season (in some ways) and either still a vacation, the very beginning of the term, a major conference, or a frantic scramble to submit to ASA depending on your discipline and university, so the links this week are small in number and unsorted (but still, hopefully, high in quality!).

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sunday morning sociology, nye edition

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According to a NYT survey and story, about a third of men admit to engaging in some form of gendered harassment at work in the past year, from sexist jokes to unwanted sexual attention.

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.

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