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A living archive of sociological issues; Issues that tickle the sociological imagination: society on the move . An attempt to bring the spinning world in the classroom and/or my students out in the world
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Digitaal geheugenverlies

Digitaal geheugenverlies | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Hoe kunnen wij onze digitale bestanden, zowel woord als beeld, behouden voor de toekomst?
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The Dawn of the Butt: Big Booty in Pop Culture Over the Years

The Dawn of the Butt: Big Booty in Pop Culture Over the Years | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
As we await the premiere of Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s new music video today, the big booty has officially become inescapable.
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On the sexualization of women, and new body ideals. 

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The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance
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The Art of Sociological Argument - review by @AcademicDiary

The Art of Sociological Argument - review by @AcademicDiary | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Graham Crow’s The Art of Sociological Argument (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) is a book about rhetoric and how sociologists have made their arguments and communicated with their readers. Crow takes eig...
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De scholen zijn weer begonnen - In beeld

De scholen zijn weer begonnen - In beeld | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Rugzakken bepakt met nieuwe schriften en boeken. Hoofden vol verhalen voor klasgenoten over de vakantie. In veel landen zijn de scholen weer begonnen, oorlog of niet. En in Israël zijn sommige scholen speciaal beveiligd tegen raketten. In Oost-Oekraïense steden worden, tegen een achtergrond van geweerschoten en trucks, ceremonies gehouden ter ere van het nieuwe schooljaar.
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Why the Ice Bucket Challenge is bad for you

Why the Ice Bucket Challenge is bad for you | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has received more than $70 million so far, compared to only $2.5 million during the same period last year. It is a great way to raise money – but it is a horrible reason to donate it.
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What You Can Do About Facebook Tracking

What You Can Do About Facebook Tracking | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How to understand the social network's privacy policy and take control of targeted ads.
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Exasperating as it is, it's a good reminder that Facebook isn't really free. It's an exchange, and you need to know what you're trading. Here are four cold, hard realities of Facebook's privacy policies—and what you can do about them right now:

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Prison Population Around the Globe

Prison Population Around the Globe | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The United States has the highest incarceration rate and largest number of criminals behind bars.
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As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Scientists can now analyze the personal data on millions of people without their knowledge, and some want to bring ethical guidelines to such studies.
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We Heart: Taylor Swift’s Overdue Feminist Awakening

We Heart: Taylor Swift’s Overdue Feminist Awakening | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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“Boyhood” Is Also a Film About Motherhood

“Boyhood” Is Also a Film About Motherhood | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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5 Crucial Lessons for the Left From Naomi Klein’s New Book

You can't fight climate change without fighting capitalism, argues Klein in This Changes Everything.
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Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From

Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
It's a relatively new invention—is it time to shave another day off?
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Best Selling Science Books

Best Selling Science Books | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.
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Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia’s Gang Scholar, Lives on the Edge

Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia’s Gang Scholar, Lives on the Edge | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Sudhir Venkatesh is a rising star in sociology for his research on poverty and gang life, but his methods have led to questions from colleagues and a grueling inquiry by Columbia University.
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'Watching Titanic made me realise something was wrong in my country,' says North Korean defector

'Watching Titanic made me realise something was wrong in my country,' says North Korean defector | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Illicit foreign films offer young North Koreans like Park Yeon-mi a rare window on the outside world. She believes the exposure has changed her generation, and there’s no going back
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The New Editors of the Internet

The New Editors of the Internet | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
In a small number of Silicon Valley conference rooms, decisions are being made about what people should and shouldn't see online—without the accountability or culture that has long accompanied that responsibility.
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Podcast: De strijd van Trudy Dehue tegen de standaardisering van alles

Hoe kijken jullie aan tegen de zogenoemde 'standaardisering' van alles? Worden we ongeduldiger ten aanzien van het niet-normale?
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6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children

6 Things White Parents Can Do to Raise Racially Conscious Children | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Talking about race is challenging for many parents, especially White parents. And we need to get over it. Here are a few things everyone can do to make it better.
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NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
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Seeing Like a Network

Seeing Like a Network | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Don’t Call It Threat Modeling
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The 'not everyone should go to college' argument is classist and wrong

The 'not everyone should go to college' argument is classist and wrong | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
That still doesn't mean everyone needs to earn a four-year degree.
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Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.
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Beyoncé's 'Flawless' feminist act at the VMAs leads the way for other women

Beyoncé's 'Flawless' feminist act at the VMAs leads the way for other women | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Jessica Valenti: Queen Bey doesn’t just tell interviewers about her feminism: she references it in her work and promotes it to her fans
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This Man Has ALS. If You Only Watch One More Ice Bucket Challenge, It Should Be His

This Man Has ALS. If You Only Watch One More Ice Bucket Challenge, It Should Be His | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Over the last few weeks, social media has gone berserk with the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, as celebrities, tech moguls, politicians, and people everywhere grab buckets of ice water and dump them on their heads — all in the name of raising awarenes...
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