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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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Breakfast around the world – gallery

Breakfast around the world – gallery | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How nutritious is your first meal of the day? We asked our community to share pictures of what breakfast looks like where they live. Here are our favourites
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Judge Allows Sofia Vergara's Ex To Sue For Custody Of Frozen Embryos

Judge Allows Sofia Vergara's Ex To Sue For Custody Of Frozen Embryos | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Nick Loeb, ex-fiancé of “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara, was granted permission on Friday to file a revised lawsuit seeking custody of two frozen embryos the couple created wh
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Flickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos

Flickr faces complaints over 'offensive' auto-tagging for photos | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Auto-tagging system slaps ‘animal’ and ‘ape’ labels on images of black people, and tags concentration camps with ‘jungle gym’ and ‘sport’
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My two years as a 'kept wife' taught me how much my independence is worth

My two years as a 'kept wife' taught me how much my independence is worth | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
A recent article about ‘wife bonuses’ in New York shocked many, but not me: for years I was paid $325 a week by my husband in a marriage of extreme inequality
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No Kids for Me, Thanks

No Kids for Me, Thanks | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Whether you call it a “childless” life or going “child-free,” it represents a demographic shift.
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Instagram apologizes to woman for censoring her photo

Instagram apologizes to woman for censoring her photo | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How a photo of a woman on her period unleashed an online revolution
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“What Does My Sociology 101 Teacher Want Me To Learn?”

“What Does My Sociology 101 Teacher Want Me To Learn?” | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
In this essay, Nathan Palmer discusses what sociologists think intro students should be learning.

“What are we supposed to be learning here anyways?” Likely not a day goes by that a student in an intro to sociology class thinks this to themselves. Every class that tries to introduce students to an entire discipline struggles to find a core message, but intro to sociology especially struggles with this. Sociologists from the start of the discipline (Howard 2010) to today still disagree about wha
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In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Universities, rather than being forums for free expression, are encouraging “safe spaces” to protect delicate sensibilities.
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Beroemde socioloog Ulrich Beck op 70-jarige leeftijd overleden

Beroemde socioloog Ulrich Beck op 70-jarige leeftijd overleden | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
De beroemde socioloog Ulrich Beck is op 70-jarige leeftijd overleden. Dat melden Duitse media. Hij zou op nieuwjaarsdag zijn overleden aan een hartaanval.
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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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'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name

'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete had revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.
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No, it's not you: why 'wellness' isn't the answer to overwork

No, it's not you: why 'wellness' isn't the answer to overwork | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
More and more workplaces are turning to the wellness industry to try and solve the problem of overwork.
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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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Theories, Mysteries and Mistakes: Contradictions in reality

Theories, Mysteries and Mistakes: Contradictions in reality | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Founder of Loop Quantum Gravity Carlo Rovelli, post-postmodernist Hilary Lawson, and philosopher of mind Jennifer Hornsby confront the limits of our understanding.
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For Successful Kids, It’s Family Stability Over Family Structure - Citings and Sightings

For Successful Kids, It’s Family Stability Over Family Structure - Citings and Sightings | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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A Drinking Game for Sociology T.A.’s - Contexts

A Drinking Game for Sociology T.A.’s - Contexts | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Contexts is a quarterly magazine that makes cutting-edge social research accessible to general readers.
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Genetically Engineered Babies. Germ Line Engineering with CRISPR Leads to Designer Human Embryos | MIT Technology Review

Genetically Engineered Babies. Germ Line Engineering with CRISPR Leads to Designer Human Embryos | MIT Technology Review | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
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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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