sunday morning sociology, schedule pressures edition

At the WCEG blog, Alix Gould-Werth summarizes new research by Schneider and Harknett showing the strong link between uncertain work schedules and retail workers’ quality of life.

A (mostly) 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, comic sociology edition

Webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal on sociology. Look to their archive for many more comics on social science themes, especially economics.

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the (dis)embeddedness of academic action in social structure

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Academics move around a fair bit. How do these moves affect the kind of knowledge academic produce? Over on Twitter, I speculated around this topic and a fair bit of interesting conversation ensued. Let me try to specify here a bit of what I had in mind.

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sunday morning sociology, racism in the uk edition

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The Guardian reports on racial discrimination in the UK. As in the US, racial discrimination in the UK appears to changed little over the past few decades.

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sunday morning sociology, wage stagnation edition

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The Economist covers new research by Autor and Fournier about the stagnation of wages for Americans without college degrees and how, in particular, there is no longer an urban wage premium for these workers.

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sunday morning sociology, 2019 first edition

“Of all stories mentioning Muslims or Islam, 78 percent are negative, compared with only 40 percent of those about Catholics, 46 percent about Jews and 49 percent about Hindus.” More discussion in the Washington Post.

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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