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Love is Sociological
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Peter Kaufman When I was a kid, my parents had a book that I used to flip through called Love Is Walking Hand in Hand. The book was written by Peanuts illustrator Charles Schulz, and each page had a...

Higher Education Widens Global Inequality
Monday, February 08, 2016
By Audrey P. Scott Dartmouth College freshman, guest blogger American colleges and universities are becoming increasingly more like multi-national corporations. Their products? Students trained to further market growth through wide ranges of advanced skills— a prospect that may seem positive...

The Dead White Guys of Theory?
Friday, February 05, 2016
By Jonathan Wynn When teaching sociology—particularly theory—we'll often hear about how most of the classic readings we assign are written by "dead white guys." And when you look through the canon it is, indeed, very pale and very male. Few...

Happiness as Social Control
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer The pursuit of happiness is so central to what it means to be American that it is part of one of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence. It is a topic that I pursued informally for...

Why Some Students Refuse to Learn
Friday, January 29, 2016
By Peter Kaufman As a college professor, I often try to figure out the best way to help students learn. I solicit feedback from students and colleagues, I read journals and books on the scholarship of teaching and learning, I...