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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...

Obedience, Authority, and Domination
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Peter Kaufman “Because I said so!” I’m sure that many of us have either uttered these words or have heard them spoken to us. We hear this phrase expressed in a host of relationships: parent-child, teacher-student, supervisor-employee, and police...

Collective Memory and the Danger of Forgetting
Friday, July 18, 2014
By Karen Sternheimer A few years ago I wrote about the importance of collective memories following the centennial coverage of the sinking of the Titanic. Collective memories are societal-level memories, shared by regularly told stories, and are often events we...

Advertising Co-opts Social Science
Monday, July 14, 2014
By Sally Raskoff Have you seen the videos circulating that purport to be stories informed by social science? They are passed on to “enlighten” us about social issues and solutions. I have a few examples to share with you. The...

So Fresh Saturdays: Public Events and Building Collective Action
Friday, July 11, 2014
By Teresa Irene Gonzales One of the few reasons I keep a Facebook page is so that I can keep up to date on the various community-building activities within Chicago. These range from hyper-local block club parties and various neighborhood...