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The Logic of Consumption, Your Friends and Your Health
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer We live in a consumption-oriented society. It’s not hard to find examples of ways in which we are encouraged to buy things, not just for survival, but presumably to make us happy. Advertising is predicated on the...

Dancing with Hierarchy
Thursday, June 16, 2016
By Sally Raskoff I had the opportunity to attend the filming of a television show, a dance competition program on the night of its final competition before a winner was announced. It was quite the event and my sociological imagination...

Making the Familiar Strange: An Ingredient for Creative Genius
Monday, June 13, 2016
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Creativity is a response to our environment – Eric Weiner In my introduction to Sociology course, students and I work on developing their sociological imaginations, a sociological process and way of thinking that C. Wright Mills...

Air Travel, Class, and Relative Deprivation
Thursday, June 09, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer Air travel is one of the only places where class distinctions are made starkly apparent: whether you are sitting in first class or in coach (although some airlines also have "business class" or "economy plus") serves as...

The Compassionate Sociologist
Monday, June 06, 2016
By Peter Kaufman Is there a connection between sociology and compassion? Do you know of any sociologists who explicitly and unabashedly frame their work in the context of compassion? Do you consider yourself a compassionate sociologist? For years, I've been...