Sociology

Sociology

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Jul 15, 2022
American Sociological Association plans to meet in LA in a few weeks despite fears about the new variant of COVID-19.

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July 26, 2017
Who says lab work is just for natural scientists? Interdisciplinary social sciences lab at Northeastern U challenges prevailing norms.
April 25, 2017
Controversy over Alice Goffman's book lives on, with students at Pomona saying the sociologist's alleged racial insensitivities should disqualify her from a visiting professorship there.
July 15, 2016
Shootings and debate over police tactics prompt changes in programs that train law enforcement officials.
May 16, 2016
Too often, service learning prioritizes students over the people with whom they work, Randy Stoecker argues in a new book.
March 15, 2016
The American Statistical Association seeks to embrace science's inherent complexity and push for more data transparency by rejecting a common, oversimplified measure of statistical significance.
August 24, 2015
Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.
July 1, 2015
Twitter exploded late Tuesday with reports that the U of Memphis had fired a black female sociologist attacked for her comments about white people. The reports were false, but did the university's actions make it look like she'd been fired?
June 1, 2015
New global survey of those in positions of influence finds that 44 percent have a degree in social sciences. Another 11 percent studied humanities.
February 17, 2015
Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.
November 5, 2014
Our devices grow ever more efficient, yet our lives only more harried. Scott McLemee reviews a book on the paradox of digital temporality.

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