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Sociological Imagination
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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Institute of Network Cultures | No. 08: The Allure of the Selfie: Instagram and the New Self Portrait, Brooke Wendt

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Why Kids Sext

Why Kids Sext | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.
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Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs | WIRED

Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs | WIRED | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley is long way from solving its many gender issues. But at least in some ways, it’s helping to break new ground for women in the workforce. According to a report from NBC News, Apple will start paying for the costs of egg freezing for their female employees beginning in January, following in the…
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7 Everyday Portraits of Non-Binary People

7 Everyday Portraits of Non-Binary People | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
San Francisco Magazine asked photographer Chloe Aftel to shoot a portrait of individuals who refuse to define themselves as strictly male or female.
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Education With a Debt Sentence

Education With a Debt Sentence | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith....
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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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'Dear White People': A New Movie About Race on Campus Is, Sadly, Spot-On

We spoke with students and scholars who caught preview screenings of the buzzed-about film. For the most part, they said, it resonates.
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One Name to Rule Them All: Facebook's Identity Problem

One Name to Rule Them All: Facebook's Identity Problem | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The site has apologized for suspending the accounts of drag queens who use alternative monikers, but it hasn't solved the problem.
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Scenes from Daily Life in the de Facto Capital of ISIS

Scenes from Daily Life in the de Facto Capital of ISIS | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Scenes from Daily Life in the de Facto Capital of ISIS
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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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