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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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The social science guide to picking a career you'll love

Tip: following your dreams is overrated.
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Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US

Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Patricia Williams: The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by the US's growing disregard for scholarship itself
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Overwhelmed Right Now? Sociology is Here To Help

Overwhelmed Right Now? Sociology is Here To Help | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
We are approximately at the midpoint of the semester. Which means that everything is in full swing and your to-do list is almost certainly bulging. In this article Nathan Palmer introduces us to the concept of contaminated time and explains how it contributes to our sense of feeling overwhelmed.

“‘Blorft’ is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day
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How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts

How the Recession Reshaped the Economy, in 255 Charts | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Five years since the end of the Great Recession, the private sector has finally regained the nine million jobs it lost. But not all industries recovered equally.
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Books to read to understand the world

Compelling, informative books about economics, politics, health, and more
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The Selfie Debates, Part II

The Selfie Debates, Part II | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Think the selfie is vain, narcissistic, or self-exploitation? The reasons why some sociologists defend it may surprise you.
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Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The Style Of The 50s

Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The Style Of The 50s | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
John Holcroft is a well-known British illustrator who has worked for BBC, Reader's Digest, The Guardian and the Financial Times, among others. However, what makes him famous are not his employers, but the brilliant satire reflected in his illustrations and the retro style he uses to create them.
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16 absolutely outrageous abuses detailed in the CIA torture report

16 absolutely outrageous abuses detailed in the CIA torture report
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“If Dad made more money, you wouldn’t work, right?”: How my daughter learned gender dynamics I didn’t mean to teach her

“If Dad made more money, you wouldn’t work, right?”: How my daughter learned gender dynamics I didn’t mean to teach her | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
I thought I was raising my daughter to question norms -- till she asked a question that surprised me
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Mamma was niet gek | Leven

Mamma was niet gek | Leven | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Toen journalist Mirjam van Biemen (nu 39) 8 jaar oud was, beroofde haar moeder zich van het leven. Pas nu ze haar dagboeken heeft gelezen, weet ze waarom. Ze maakte er een radiodocumentaire over.
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4 Red Flags You Should Never Ignore When Dating

4 Red Flags You Should Never Ignore When Dating | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Over and over, when it comes to marriage the elders point to decisions that completely ignore the evidence and show bad judgment. They believe there are a set of signs so strong and compelling that they tell you to get out of the relationship. Howeve...
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De inpoldering van Zwarte Piet - Vrij Nederland

De inpoldering van Zwarte Piet - Vrij Nederland | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Voorzichtig werd Zwarte Piet dit jaar aangepast, eerst in het Sinterklaasjournaal en in Amsterdam. In het geheim was een groepje notabelen er al jaren mee bezig.
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Suicide of Transgender Teen Sparks Heightened Advocacy for Trans Rights

Suicide of Transgender Teen Sparks Heightened Advocacy for Trans Rights | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Leelah Alcorn left a wrenching note on Tumblr calling out her parents for not accepting transgender individuals.
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Why is everyone so busy?

Why is everyone so busy? | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930,...
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Contexts Quicklit: 11 recent sociological findings on race and the criminal justice system » Contexts Blog

Contexts Quicklit: 11 recent sociological findings on race and the criminal justice system » Contexts Blog | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind

The Vanishing Male Worker: How America Fell Behind | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The share of men aged 25 to 54 who are not working has more than tripled since the late 1960s, with many having decided that low-wage jobs will not improve their lives.
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Manifesto « Probability and statistics blog

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Naomi Klein Interview: "A 3-Day Week Will Help to Save Life on Earth"

Naomi Klein Interview: "A 3-Day Week Will Help to Save Life on Earth" | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
No Logo author Naomi Klein says we must revolutionise our working lives if we are to combat climate change and save the free world...




Imagine an ordinary, full-time working week, one that...
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Why We Selfie

Why We Selfie | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The ubiquitous selfie. Simply an act of vanity and narcissism? The Sociology Expert suggests some additional forces may be at play.
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How to get started on a sociological essay

How to get started on a sociological essay | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Are you clear about what the question is asking? If you’re uncertain about what the terms mean or how they fit together then it’ll be difficult to know how to start writing. Try and clarify issues ...
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You Can Probably Guess the Top Reasons People Divorce

You Can Probably Guess the Top Reasons People Divorce | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
A few people honestly don't know what happened.
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The Power in Writing About Yourself

The Power in Writing About Yourself | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
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’Zwarte Piet nóg zwarter!’

’Zwarte Piet nóg zwarter!’ | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Terwijl we ons in Nederland al jarenlang druk maken over wel of geen Zwarte Piet en het soebatten over racisme, lachen ze ons op Aruba vierkant uit. Men snapt niets van alle commotie rondom de knecht van Sinterklaas.
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Films For Action: Watch And Share Films Made To Inspire Action For A Better World

Films For Action: Watch And Share Films Made To Inspire Action For A Better World | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Discover, watch and share over 3,000 of the best social change videos online, cataloged by subject and sortable by newest, most viewed and top rated. Add and rate content. Host local film screenings. Join us!
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