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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 30, 2014

This Week in Sociological Perspective, for the week of Thursday, January 30, 2014

Segment 1 – "Uber sued over girl’s death in S.F."; San Francisco Chronicle

Segment 2 – Professor Laura Beth Nielsen on law, morality, and Disney animated movies

Segment 3 – "Connection failed: internet still a luxury for...

Jan 24, 2014

Discusses vigilantes in Michoacan Mexico, and bipartisan proposals for election reform in the United States. Contains an interview with University of California-Irvine Professor Denis Trapido on factors that lead persons to form business partnerships with dissimilar persons.

Jan 21, 2014

Discusses use of "bar-raisers" in hiring, effects of violence in Chicago public schools, and the end of extended family visits for Mississippi prisoners. Interview with Dr. Julia Burdick-Will of Brown University.