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Using Other People’s Things: Collaborative Consumption, Norms, and Implicit Bias
Thursday, July 28, 2016
By Teresa Irene Gonzales Over that past few weeks, my mother and eldest brother mentioned that they could not do what I’m doing. You see, this summer I’m spending time in Chicago to finish up data collection for an on-going...

Victim Blaming: When We Do It and When We Don’t
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
By Peter Kaufman Consider the following stories that were in the news recently: Story 1: A female college student at Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) was studying abroad in Puerto Rico. After a night out at a bar, she went to...

The Privilege of a Summer Job
Thursday, July 21, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer Summer jobs used to be a rite of passage for teenagers. Economic and social changes make this experience less common today, especially for teens in low-income families, who might need the money most. My first job was...

Health Institutions as Bureaucracies
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By Sally Raskoff Have you ever been in the hospital? There’s a good reason sociologists use hospitals as one example of a total institution. One’s experience there can certainly match up nicely with the definition of a total institution. Sociologist...

Challenging Confirmation Bias: Ways to Widen Your Perspective
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
By Jonathan Wynn It feels like there’s a lot going on. A presidential election and all of the discussion about gun and immigration politics. Supreme Court rulings. Orlando. Black Lives Matter. There is good reason to raise that rainbow flag...