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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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Public Sociology

Public Sociology | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Compiled by Albert Tzeng, formerly of the University of Warwick, now holding a postdoc fellowship provided jointly by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden and the Institute of...
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Public Sociology: A list of references

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Rachel Dolezal, ex-NAACP leader: 'I identify as black' - CNN.com

Rachel Dolezal, ex-NAACP leader: 'I identify as black' - CNN.com | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal says she identifies as black, in first comments since controversy erupted after her parents said she's white.
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Prison Life, Real and Onscreen

Prison Life, Real and Onscreen | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” takes artistic license with many details of prison life.
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Watch and read the full text of Caitlyn Jenner’s powerful speech at ESPYs

Watch and read the full text of Caitlyn Jenner’s powerful speech at ESPYs | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
In her first major appearance since coming out as transgender, Caitlyn Jenner took the stage as the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles to a standing ovation
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Same-Sex Marriage Has Come to the South. Acceptance Will Take a While Longer.

Same-Sex Marriage Has Come to the South. Acceptance Will Take a While Longer. | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Did you overlay your Facebook profile picture with a rainbow on June 26 to show solidarity with a victorious LGBTQ rights movement? Did you scoff at the emptiness of such gestures? Perhaps a bit of both? By now, most of my Northern friends have figured out the exact right time to remove the rainbow...
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I never noticed how racist so many children’s books are until I started reading to my kids

"You walk into a bookstore and it's a sea of white."
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7 Stunning Portraits Of Women With Alopecia Redefine Femininity

7 Stunning Portraits Of Women With Alopecia Redefine Femininity | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
With stark and stripped down images that demonstrate the power of portraiture, one Icelandic photographer has captured the beauty of bald women.

"Baldvin" is a new series by photographe
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Science Finds Yet Another Reason Men Need Feminism

Science Finds Yet Another Reason Men Need Feminism | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.

The Background
Traditional masculinity -- you k
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Blackouts and the Blurry Line Between Addiction and Drinking Culture

Blackouts and the Blurry Line Between Addiction and Drinking Culture | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
A new memoir explores the little-studied phenomenon of alcohol-induced amnesia and the culture of drinking that downplays its dangers.
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Why Women Choose Not to Have Children

Why Women Choose Not to Have Children | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable
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Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975) | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel The Blood of Others, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word “revolution”:
It was senseless to try to change anything in the world or in life; things were bad enough even if one did not meddle with them.
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Changing men, changing times – fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study - Bjørnholt - 2014 - The Sociological Review - Wiley Online Library

Changing men, changing times – fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study - Bjørnholt - 2014 - The Sociological Review - Wiley Online Library | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Growing Old With Facebook

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Growing Old With Facebook | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, I joined the ranks of the group that never completely loses touch, the Facebook Generation.
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‘Bookshelfie’: book ownership, class and families

‘Bookshelfie’: book ownership, class and families | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Photo copyright Barnes and Noble Anna Ludvigsen, Independent Researcher                   [pdf] New words enter the English language every year. This year’s newest addition to the Oxford Dictionari...
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Ex-Convict Piper Kerman on Her Hot New Memoir, Orange Is the New Black

Ex-Convict Piper Kerman on Her Hot New Memoir, Orange Is the New Black | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Kerman say the book — endorsed by Dave Eggers, and excerpted in 'The New York Times Magazine' — is not "even so much my own story, but for the people I met along the way."
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16 questions that doctors use to figure out if you're a sociopath

16 questions that doctors use to figure out if you're a sociopath | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
"Confessions of a Sociopath; A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight," is about what it's like to live without caring about others.
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''On the Draft'': How Prisoners Suffer During and After Prison Transfers

''On the Draft'': How Prisoners Suffer During and After Prison Transfers | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
The incarcerated get little or no warning when they're transferred and endure harrowing journeys.
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The Wachowskis’ Sense8 Is the Philip K. Dick Adaptation We Always Wanted

The Wachowskis’ Sense8 Is the Philip K. Dick Adaptation We Always Wanted | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
At the very least, Sense8 achieves two important things—it joyfully and effortlessly brings queer, trans and non-heterosexual characters to life, in a way that is neither tokenistic nor obejctifying. It makes them heroes, and it makes them ordinary. This is important work, and the Wachowskis should be applauded for attempting it, and getting it right.
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Having a working mother works for daughters

Having a working mother works for daughters | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Harvard study finds daughters of mothers in paid employment have better careers and more equal relationships
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Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition

Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Transgender issues have been front-page news all summer, though brands have clearly had a hard time knowing what their role should be in the conversation.
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The Sociologist at the Strip Club - The New Yorker

The Sociologist at the Strip Club - The New Yorker | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
From drug use to queer theory, Howard Becker changed the way we think about deviance. Adam Gopnik on the career of an American professor in Paris.
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The Many Faces of Living With Debt in America

The Many Faces of Living With Debt in America | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
As was the case with many working professionals following the 2008 economic collapse, Brittany Powell found herself drowning in debt. While she had used credit to help build up her business, she began to rely on credit to pay even her most basic needs in San Francisco. In 2012, unable to contend...
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Tumblr’s Transgender Community Creates Vanity Fair Covers of Their Own

Tumblr’s Transgender Community Creates Vanity Fair Covers of Their Own | Sociological Imagination | Scoop.it
Caitlyn Jenner's experience isn't everyone's, so Tumblr users are using #MyVanityFairCover to tell their own stories.
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