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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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Moving with John Urry, by Mimi Sheller

Moving with John Urry, by Mimi Sheller | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Moving with John Urry by Mimi Sheller, Drexel University I write these reflections to mark our loss of the great sociologist John Urry (1946-2016), who was a teacher, colleague, mentor, and role mo…
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Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War—And How to Fight Back

Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War—And How to Fight Back | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Never before in history have terrorists had such easy access to the minds and eyeballs of millions.
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Imagining Life in 1930s Poland Through Dioramas and Photography

Imagining Life in 1930s Poland Through Dioramas and Photography | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
When Richard Tuschman—known for the detailed dioramas he creates and photographs—visited his wife’s hometown of Krakow, Poland, in 2011, he knew he’d f ...
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The Geography of Trumpism

The Geography of Trumpism | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
A look at the counties that have a high level of support for Donald Trump shows the factors that predict his popularity.
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Pink Floyd and Michel Foucault: A match made in heaven

Pink Floyd and Michel Foucault: A match made in heaven | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Last week I covered excerpts from "Discipline and Punish" by Michel Foucault with my students in Contemporary Sociological Theory. We spent most of the class reviewing the concepts in small groups with the help of this worksheet.  We focused in particular on how institutions like monasteries, boarding schools and prisons train people to become highly disciplined…
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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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‘Gelijke kansen? Dat is een illusie’

‘Gelijke kansen? Dat is een illusie’ | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Klassensamenleving: In een bundel waarschuwen sociologen en politicologen voor een klassensamenleving, waarin het opleidingsniveau van ouders bepalend is.
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Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
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These Girls Escaped Child Marriage. Now They’re Raising Their Voices—and Cameras.

These Girls Escaped Child Marriage. Now They’re Raising Their Voices—and Cameras. | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
“Every two seconds a girl is married,” says photographer Stephanie Sinclair, who’s going on her 14th year of documenting the issue of child marriage. (See her photos of child brid…
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Why we post

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9 anthropologists spent 15 months living in 9 communities around the world, researching the role of social media in people's everyday lives. Explore a fieldsite by clicking on the map. Find out more
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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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