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The Sociology of Time
Friday, August 29, 2014
By Sally Raskoff I just finished reading a book called Einstein’s Dreams. Author Alan Lightman, a theoretical physicist, muses over what Einstein’s dreams might have been when pondering different conceptions of time. The stories are informed by theoretical physics and...

Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri, and the Invisibility of Race
Monday, August 25, 2014
By Peter Kaufman Fans of the Colbert Report are familiar with Stephen Colbert’s long-running routine about not seeing race (here is one of many examples during his interview with Michelle Alexander). Pretending to be a conservative talk-show host, Colbert often...

Siblings and Sociology
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer If you have siblings, you might feel like you have little in common with them despite growing up in the same family. I have certainly known families where siblings couldn’t have been more different, with diverging value...

Being There: Understanding Sociology through Film
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer It’s summer, and for me that means a chance to watch movies. I tend to prefer classics to the latest releases, and I recently re-watched the 1979 film Being There, starring Peter Sellers. It is filled with...

The Never-Ending Beauty Shift
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
By Peter Rydzewski Sociology Ph.D. student, University of Maryland The idea that physical characteristics can be socially developed may be difficult to consider at first. According to Raewyn Connell, however, “bodies are both objects of social practice and agents in...