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This Week in Sociological Perspective, audio
Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.
 

Jan 20, 2021

This week we take a look back at 2020, with Trevor Hoppe, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North-Carolina-Greensboro; Marlese Durr, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Wright State University; David M. Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas; and Hannah Holleman, Associate Professor of...


Dec 17, 2020

This week we consider how people select their health insurance when faced with several options. And, I recently spoke with Professor Lance Hannon of Villanova University about his recent paper titled “Do White People See Variation in Black Skin Tones? Reexamining a Purported Outgroup Homogeneity Effect.” The paper...


Dec 11, 2020

This week we reflect upon some insights after considering letters children have sent to Santa about the year 2020. And, I recently spoke with Professor Lisa Keister of Duke University about her recent paper titled “Net Worth Poverty in Child Households by Race and Ethnicity, 1989-2019.” The paper is to be published...


Dec 6, 2020

This week we discuss the report that 96% of people aged 27-45 are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change. And, I recently spoke with Professor Charles Seguin of Pennsylvania State University his recent paper titled “The stability of androgynous names: Dynamics of gendered naming practices in...


Nov 20, 2020

This week we discuss the threat of a famine of “biblical proportions” owing to COVID-19. And, I recently spoke with Professor Alyssa Goldman of Boston College about her recent paper titled “The Early-Life Origins of Later-Life Networks.” The paper is to be published in Social Problems, and...