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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.

Apr 16, 2021

With reports that an Instagram for children is under development, we draw sociological insights on the move and the backlash. And, I speak with Professor Jacob Felson of William Patterson University about his recent paper titled “Online or in Person? Examining College Decisions to Reopen during the COVID-19 Pandemic...

Apr 6, 2021

This week we discuss new estimates of the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine for young teenagers. And, I recently spoke with Professor Martha Copp of East Tennessee State University about her new paper titled “We’ve Come a Long Way, Guys! Rhetorics of Resistance to the Feminist Critique of Sexist Language.” The...