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The Logic of Consumption: Education
Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Karen Sternheimer In a recent post, I asked readers to think critically about the logic of consumption. This doesn’t mean that we start thinking about consumption as harmful, or that consumption is either good or bad. Instead, challenging the...

“Who You Gonna Call?” Movies and Representation
Monday, August 15, 2016
By Teresa Irene Gonzales The summer blockbuster season, as with any year, includes everything from large-scale action films like Captain America: Civil War, to family-friendly flicks, such as Finding Dory, Secret Life of Pets, and The BFG. Although I’m not...

Pokémoning While Black
Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Angelique Harris and Jonathan Wynn Harris is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Marquette University Have you been swept up in the Pokémon Go phenomenon? For those of you who haven’t: Pokémon Go is a virtual reality game that...

Amazon’s Workplace Culture
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
By Sally Raskoff In a previous post, I described my tour of an Amazon Fulfillment Center. I was impressed with the level of efficiency I saw there; it is important to understand how efficiency is supported by the company culture...

Us vs. Them: The Dangerous Discourse of Difference
Thursday, August 04, 2016
By Peter Kaufman I thought I was going to write this post about Brexit and the growing anti-immigration sentiment around the world. I was planning to draw a parallel between the recent referendum in Britain to leave the European Union...