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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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Hoe verklaren we Keulen?

Hoe verklaren we Keulen? | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Zo langzamerhand bestaat er een goed beeld van wat er gebeurd is op Oudejaarsavond in Keulen. Zes wetenschappers geven vanuit hun discipline commentaar.
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A Little Life is the best novel of the year. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

A Little Life is the best novel of the year. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life may be the most profoundly moving novel I’ve ever read. But it reminded me of experiences I wouldn't wish on anyone.
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Rachel Dolezal: ‘I wasn't identifying as black to upset people. I was being me'

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I wasn't identifying as black to upset people. I was being me' | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
She became a global hate figure this year when she was outed as a ‘race faker’. Here, she talks about her puritanical Christian upbringing, the backlash that left her surviving on food stamps – and why she would still do the same again
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Rare Photos Of Amazonian Tribe That Breastfeeds Squirrels And Other Animals

Rare Photos Of Amazonian Tribe That Breastfeeds Squirrels And Other Animals | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The Awá-Guajá people are a threatened indigenous group living in the eastern Amazon forests of Brazil. According to the Daily Mail, most Awa families adopt several wild animals as pets and remarkably, the women breastfeed them until they are fully grown. Animals that have been breastfed are not eaten by the Awa.
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What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World?

What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
What is the most dangerous drug in the world? This sounds like a relatively simple question: Surely it’s the one most likely to kill you, right? As it turns out, it depends on a multitude of things, from the individual risk to the owner to the wider risk to society – and perception plays a large part.
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Ze zijn eerder stom dan slecht

Ze zijn eerder stom dan slecht | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Ik was een IS-gijzelaar. Ze zijn banger voor onze eensgezindheid dan voor luchtaanvallen, ervoer Nicolas Hénin.
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The limits of analogy? Comparing Islamophobia and Antisemitism

The limits of analogy? Comparing Islamophobia and Antisemitism | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Brian Klug (University of Oxford) A number of commentators have suggested that Islamophobia is ‘the new antisemitism’, as if they were fundamentally analogous. But are they? Any analogy might, at f…
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Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being "more creative."
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The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Response to the Death of Aylan Kurdi

The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Response to the Death of Aylan Kurdi | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Extended summary by Olga Goriunova This post introduces our rapid response report following the death of Aylan Kurdi and the images that were circulated. The full report will be launched on the 11t…
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Homeless People Were Asked To Write Down A Fact About Themselves. Their Answers May Surprise You - Clear Mind

Homeless People Were Asked To Write Down A Fact About Themselves. Their Answers May Surprise You - Clear Mind | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used worldwide - which is why the total number of people who speak E...
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Profile: Zygmunt Bauman

Profile: Zygmunt Bauman | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Zygmunt Bauman has known the terror of war and the trauma of exile. These experiences have made him a champion of the underdog and a caustic critic of the status quo. Yet for all his international popularity - he is one of Europe's most influential sociologists - he remains a loner and a maverick
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Watch 'Hookup,' An Anonymous Short Film That Takes on Hookup Culture In a Whole New Way

Watch 'Hookup,' An Anonymous Short Film That Takes on Hookup Culture In a Whole New Way | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Takeaway Scenes is really something quite special. An anonymous film channel, it invites short films that are single unbroken camera takes that are done wi
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26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Poverty is down, literacy is up, and life expectancy is rising.
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Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise

Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Children grow up learning the skills to succeed in their socioeconomic stratum, but not necessarily others, which can deepen class divisions.
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Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves

Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The increasing absence of physical books, records and photo albums in homes can negatively affect developing intellects.
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7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS's Magazine

7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS's Magazine | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
ISIS has a magazine. That is not a joke. An actual glossy, full-color magazine called Dabiq, complete with feature articles and photo spreads.
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Vaderloos opgroeien ontwricht meisjes op Curaçao

Vaderloos opgroeien ontwricht meisjes op Curaçao | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
vaderloosheid de dubbele erfenis van de slavernij
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Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study

Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
According to a new study, mindfulness meditation exhibited even stronger physical pain reductions than morphine, says the study's lead investigator
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Being ‘wasted’ on Facebook may damage your credit score - FT.com

Being ‘wasted’ on Facebook may damage your credit score - FT.com | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The US’s middle classes are drenched in debt and demand is slowing. So how do banks build profits? By bending the rules. Two of the top credit analytics companies are exploring new ways of assessing consumers’ ability to handle loans, turning away
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The Strange History of Sociology and Anthropology

The Strange History of Sociology and Anthropology | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
by Jan Breman, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands In the early twentieth century, the founding father of the social sciences in the Netherlands drew a line between sociology and anthropology. While anthropology would study the “less advanced” peoples, sociology would focus […]
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Dit is wat een leven als Instagram-ster met je kan doen

Dit is wat een leven als Instagram-ster met je kan doen | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Essena O’Neill was een fenomeen op sociale media, maar zet een plotselinge punt achter haar carrière.
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Happy or sad? Emotional cues vary by culture

Happy or sad? Emotional cues vary by culture | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Culture is a huge factor in determining whether we look someone in the eye or the kisser to interpret facial expressions, according to a new study.
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21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic]

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic] | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese.
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Yale Just Released 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

Yale Just Released 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all familiar with some of the snapshots of craggy-faced farmers, but unseen photos in government archives tell a more complex story of a struggling country. Yale just released a terrific database of 170,000 of them.
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