Sociology

Where the Social Science Jobs Are

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Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

Sociology Dept. Fails Power Relationships?

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At U. of Florida, graduate students complain about inappropriate remarks and bullying by professors.

'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.

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