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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.

Feb 25, 2022

This week we discuss the start of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the analogies some deploy to understand it. And, I speak with Professor Sylwia J. Piatkowska of Florida State University about her recent paper titled “Brexit, Terrorist Attacks, and Hate Crime: A Longitudinal Analysis.” The paper is to be published...

Feb 18, 2022

This week we discuss the move of pro-genocide frameworks into the political mainstream in France. But first, I recently spoke with Chinyere Agbai, doctoral candidate in sociology at Brown University, about her recent paper titled “Shifting neighborhoods, shifting health: A longitudinal analysis of gentrification...