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Sports and Socio-Economic Status: More than Talent Required
Monday, March 02, 2015
By Colby King and Jakari Griffith, Bridgewater State University Colby King is an Assistant Professor of Sociology; Jakari Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Management Recently, Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen shared a great essay on The Players’...

Middle-Aged Men and Alcohol
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer We’ve all probably heard the phrase “teen drinking” and thought about it as a social problem. Many public service announcements (PSAs), like the one below, highlight the problem of teen drinking. But data just released from the...

Globalization: Is the World Getting Smaller or Larger?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Peter Kaufman When I first started teaching, there was one phrase I told myself I would never use in class: “When I was your age . . .” As I am now undeniably in the category of “middle age,”...

Sociology on the Red Carpet
Friday, February 13, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer In the entertainment industry, the first two months of the year are unofficially known as awards season. There are more awards shows than most of us know about, culminating with the Academy Awards at the end of...

The Second Shift and Workplace Policies
Friday, February 06, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales In 1989, Arlie Russell Hochschild published her groundbreaking text The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. For eight years, from 1980-1988, Hochschild and her team of researchers interviewed fifty dual-career heterosexual couples, and...