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Punk Rock Professors
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Peter Kaufman It’s been said that “music soothes the savage beast.” Although that may be true, I think music can also have the opposite effect: it can turn the calm individual into a maelstrom of frenetic energy (think Animal...

Community, Policing, and Accountability
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Teresa Irene Gonzales In response to the recent murders of unarmed black men by local police officers in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, and Oakland, to name a few, the Obama Administration created a task force to improve community policing....

Art and the Social Construction of Reality
Friday, January 16, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer What is art? This is an unanswerable question, certainly one that I will not attempt to answer in this post. A recent visit to our local museum of contemporary art triggered this question, as I passed by...

The Birth Lottery and Global Inequality
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
By Peter Kaufman When you think of inequality what comes to mind? As sociologists, many of us are trained to immediately point to the “holy trinity” of sociological analysis: race, gender, and class. We may think of the achievement gap...

Smart Phones and Postmodern Theory
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
By Karen Sternheimer I have been to several concerts within the past year and have noticed that there are always at least a few people who use their phones to take videos during the concert, even if there is an...