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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October 16, 2013
It's the 100th anniversary of the income tax -- and a new book describes repeated efforts to repeal or blunt it. Scott McLemee finds the story moving.
October 9, 2013
Sociologist's new book explores time-tested techniques for avoiding potentially inconvenient risk of being understood. Scott McLemee foregrounds the opportunity spaces for discursive practice.
September 10, 2013
American Sociological Association tries to figure out the gender choices members should get to categorize themselves -- and the process is far from simple.
August 6, 2013
The market for new Ph.D.s is on the upswing, although specialties don't always match what search committees are looking for.
July 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
May 21, 2013
Departments are offering online courses and making use of new tools for teaching, survey finds.
May 2, 2013
Social scientists criticize scholar who defended study on gay parenting and didn't clarify his relationship with the same-sex-marriage opponents who funded the research.
December 12, 2012
A prominent social theorist gathers his thoughts on the past few years of upheaval. Scott McLemee risks an opinion.
October 17, 2012
The recent political flap over unemployment rates shows just why federal data collection efforts need the support of scholars and the public, writes Felicia B. LeClere.
August 21, 2012
Why do American universities (unlike those across the world) make athletics central? Why are so many institutions desperate to join top conferences? Sociologists offer a theory on how sports change universities, sometimes for the better.

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