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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August 18, 2014
Sociologists, in annual meeting focused on economic hardship, consider policies and practices that hinder advancement of low-income students.
August 18, 2014
Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities. Hint: It's not research output.
August 12, 2014
Job market for faculty positions in the discipline is improving, survey finds. But the openings may not match the top interests of new Ph.D.s
July 31, 2014
Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.
July 16, 2014
A new book take up the cudgels on behalf of social constructionism. Scott McLemee isn't exactly knocked out.
March 5, 2014
A new book looks at the twisted logic at work in a horrific crime. Scott McLemee investigates.
February 19, 2014
The pundits have chewed over the question of inequality. Sociologists have different perspectives. Scott McLemee looks at an agenda-setting new book.
January 10, 2014
Patti Adler will stay on at U. of Colorado, but blasts the way the university questioned a class lesson on prostitutes.
December 16, 2013
Students and alumni rally around tenured professor who says she is being forced out because her lecture about prostitution (in a course on deviance) might make some people uncomfortable.
November 15, 2013
A new survey of sociology departments from the American Sociological Society shows few changes to department size spanning last decade, which isn't great, but isn't bad, either.

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