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 10, 2012
Number of faculty job openings posted in 2011 was nearly as high as 2008 total.
April 23, 2012
An Appalachian State professor is accused of engaging in "inappropriate speech" after airing an explicit documentary critical of the porn industry without first warning students. Her story raises questions about when and how instructors can present explicit materials.
November 18, 2011
Just a few years after academics traded horror stories about the online encyclopedia, scholarly societies begin to embrace it.
October 26, 2011
Editors discuss new book on the creation of knowledge in the social sciences.
August 29, 2011
Social scientists who study disaster have seen their field expand dramatically in recent years, and new earthquakes and hurricanes offer new material for research.
August 22, 2011
Number of searches was up dramatically in 2010, but still lags figures from 2008. And grad students' interests create "mismatch" issues with available positions.
August 8, 2011
New research finds that more years of schooling do not correlate with loss of faith.
March 21, 2011
Disciplinary group harshly critiques NRC ratings, urging professors and prospective graduate students to disregard them and be "suspicious" of underlying data.
March 1, 2011
Study of minority doctoral students in sociology finds notable relationship between demographics of advisers and career advancement of new Ph.D.s.
February 23, 2011
With colleges under intense pressure to find new sources of revenue, many are applying business ideas or creating closer ties to corporations. In their new book, Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education (University of Toronto Press), James E. Côté and Anton L.

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