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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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A French Film Showing Men What Being A Woman Feels Like Kinda Nails It

A French Film Showing Men What Being A Woman Feels Like Kinda Nails It | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
It's pretty unsettling.
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Up for Polyamory? Creating Alternatives to Marriage

Up for Polyamory? Creating Alternatives to Marriage | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How one lawyer helps those, like her, in non-traditional relationships
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Food stamp recipients document their lives in photos

Food stamp recipients document their lives in photos | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
"Hunger Through My Lens" gives digital cameras to food stamp recipients, asking them to chronicle what it's like to be hungry in America. So far, 15 women from all walks of life have participated.
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Liposuction, eating disorders and sexual coercion: High fashion’s ugly secrets

Liposuction, eating disorders and sexual coercion: High fashion’s ugly secrets | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Sara Ziff was once the face of Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic. Now she tells Salon the hidden truth of modeling
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Cela ne sert à rien de se comparer aux stars, quant bien même vous arretiez de manger vous n'aurez jamais leur compte en banque.

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Gnip and Twitter Bringing Social Data to Academic Researchers

Gnip and Twitter Bringing Social Data to Academic Researchers | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it

What if the next generation of data scientists could have access to social data for their research? And what if we could help increase the quantity and quality of published research using social data? Exploring what might be possible has led to an exciting new collaboration between Twitter and Gnip. Today, we’re announcing the pilot of the Twitter Data Grants program, a new initiative designed to support research and fuel innovation in our industry. Beginning today, Twitter is accepting Data Grant proposals for non-commercial, academic research. 


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Stuart Shulman's curator insight, February 6, 10:22 AM

This is a great next step for the social data industry and researchers who need better access to data.

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The Economics of Illegality: Who Profits

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Coffins in Lampedusa 2013 This post is "notes and data", rather than a polished piece of writing , which I gathered together for a short talk at the Transeuropa festival in October. Thanks to Alina...
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Good Enough? That’s Great

Good Enough? That’s Great | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
How couples deal with long-term relationships that inevitably grow short on excitement.
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Towards a Sociology of Marriage

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Return to Sender

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On how the concept of intersectionality was born

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The Geography of Cultural Attitudes | Newgeography.com

The Geography of Cultural Attitudes | Newgeography.com | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it

The cultural and political division of America, the gap between “red” and ”blue” with respect to economic and social liberalism or conservatism is a constant and dominant theme in American discourse. Here’s some narrowly specific measures of social liberalism based on actual votes by citizens or legislatures, not polls or broader indices available.  

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The cultural and political division of America, the gap between “red” and ”blue” with respect to economic and social liberalism or conservatism is a constant and dominant theme in American discourse. Here’s some narrowly specific measures of social liberalism based on actual votes by citizens or legislatures, not polls or broader indices available.  

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What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account

What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
I think you accidentally confirmed your selection to deactivate your account again. Why don’t we go back a page and forget this ever happened? Free pass.
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The Psychology of Online Comments

The Psychology of Online Comments | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
One of the most common critiques of online comments cites a disconnect between the commenter’s identity and what he is saying…
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Don't Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It's Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Don't Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It's Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
If kids can’t socialize, who should parents blame? Simple: They should blame themselves. Teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them.
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What Can I do with a Sociology Degree?: A Video Exploration

What Can I do with a Sociology Degree?: A Video Exploration | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Students often ask us sociology instructors, "what can I do with a degree in sociology?" In the competitive job market of today, not only does a major in sociology provide marketable skills, it is...
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Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?

Are we designed to be sexual omnivores? | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
  I almost never post TED talks here because a) they’re already so ubiquitous online and b) I think the whole TED thing has become a bit smug and elitist. (TED well deserved the takedown Benjamin Bratton recently delivered so eloquently on their own stage, I thought.) Even if I do enjoy some of the talks individually—I’m a sucker for dolphin intelligence stuff—the whole TED gestalt makes me uneasy, AND YET I can still whole-heartedly recommend this talk by my pal Dr. Christopher Ryan, co-author of the fascinating NY Times best-seller, Sex…
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Robert J. Shiller on Debt-Friendly Stimulus - Project Syndicate

Robert J. Shiller on Debt-Friendly Stimulus - Project Syndicate | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
With much of the global economy apparently trapped in a long and painful austerity-induced slump, it is time to admit that the trap is entirely of our own making. We have constructed it from unfortunate habits of thought about how to handle spiraling public debt.
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The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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Hate Sinks

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On Sochi Charm Offensive, Female Russian Olympians Strip To Promote Patriotic Sexism

On Sochi Charm Offensive, Female Russian Olympians Strip To Promote Patriotic Sexism | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The latest bombshell from Sochi has just dropped. In an attempt to make fans more excited about the games — and possibly to take some attention away from the last-minute dash to get Sochi hotels
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Too poor for pop culture

Too poor for pop culture | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Where I live in East Baltimore, everything looks like "The Wire" and nobody cares what a "selfie" is
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Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014

Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014 | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
From the iPhone 5S to corporate globalization, modern life is full of evidence of Marx's foresight
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Neoliberalism and Individualism: Ego Leads to Interpersonal Violence? » Sociology Lens

Neoliberalism and Individualism: Ego Leads to Interpersonal Violence? » Sociology Lens | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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The Meanings of the Selfie

The Meanings of the Selfie | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The actor-writer-director James Franco writes about selfies and why Instagram posters and viewers alike are so obsessed with them.
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On the meaning and value of the celebrity selfie

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How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. But a new study argues that that’s exactly how it makes us feel…
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The Sociology of Facebook: "when people engaged in direct interaction with others—that is, posting on walls, messaging, or “liking” something—their feelings of bonding and general social capital increased, while their sense of loneliness decreased. But when participants simply consumed a lot of content passively, Facebook had the opposite effect, lowering their feelings of connection and increasing their sense of loneliness."

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It's Complicated

It's Complicated | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives?
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Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
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