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Making Your Home Among Strangers
Thursday, September 22, 2016
By Jonathan Wynn Welcome back to school, y’all! For the last few years I have introduced our UMass Amherst Common Read book to our Everyday Sociology blog readers, and I thought I should continue the tradition. This year’s book is...

Social Norms and Social Change
Monday, September 19, 2016
By Sally Raskoff As students of sociology, we learn about social norms. Social norms are guidelines for expected behaviors, thus they set out our options for appropriate behavior. Bradley Wright’s blog post nicely describes a number of social norms operating...

White Power and White Powerlessness: A New Double Consciousness?
Monday, September 12, 2016
By Peter Kaufman Can someone really feel powerful and powerless at the same time? Is it possible that some white people feel compelled to assert the dominance of their race because they fear that whiteness is becoming less dominant? Are...

Politics, Civility and Social Change
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer A friend of mine recently announced that she would not log onto Facebook until after the presidential election is over in November, tired of the political rhetoric from her many Facebook friends across the political spectrum. It...

Colin Kaepernick and our Collective Ignorance of Social and Political Activism
Friday, September 02, 2016
By Peter Kaufman When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem, he joined a relatively small group of professional athletes who have used their stature to bring attention to a pressing social issue....