Sociology

'The Power of Privilege'

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Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.

A Department Skewered

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Missouri State asks outside experts to analyze controversial social work program -- and the results aren't pretty.

Students and Faith

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Colleges can't be blamed for declines in religious activity, study says, because graduates are more religious than others.

Provocative Theory on Merit

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Research argues that if elite colleges abandoned the SAT, they could have diverse classes without affirmative action.

Sociologists and ACLU Blast Visa Denial

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Scholar from South Africa, critic of U.S. policies, is blocked from attending scholarly meeting.

Race (Still) Matters

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Amid legal and political defeats for affirmative action, sociologists present new research to illustrate the continuing impact of racial inequities.

Who's Afraid of Incestuous Gay Monkey Sex?

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Sociologists -- especially those who study sexuality -- have for years done research that was considered controversial or troublesome by politicians or deans. Many scholars are proud of following their research ideas where they lead -- whatever others may think. But at a session Monday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, sociologists considered the possibility that some of their colleagues may feel enough heat right now that they are avoiding certain topics or are being forced to compromise on either the language or substance of their research.

Tenure and the Public Sociologist

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A growing movement within the discipline raises questions about promotion, peer review, the nature of research and the future of the field.

Pessimistic Views on Academic Freedom

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Social scientists are more worried now than during McCarthy era, survey finds. Sociologists consider why and what to do about it.

New Numbers on Underrepresented Faculty Members

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Research on women and minorities in the sciences and social sciences examines the entire population of professors at top 100 departments in 15 fields.

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