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.

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This week we discuss what COVID-19 can teach us about what may be coming with climate change. And, I talk with University of Idaho professor Deborah Thorne about some intriguing implications of her recent paper titled “Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society.” The paper is scheduled to be published in Sociological Inquiry, and is co-authored by Pamela Foohey, Robert M. Lawless, and Katherine Porter.

Segment 1 -- Deborah Thorne on "Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society"

Segment 2 -- "How the coronavirus pandemic is crippling California's efforts to prevent catastrophic wildfires"; San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

Direct download: TWiSP2020m03Thu26audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 1:16am PDT
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This week I spoke with Dr. Alexander White, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, about the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to other pandemics in human history. And, I talk with Dr. Allen Hyde, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, about his recent paper titled "'Left Behind?' Financialization and Income Inequality Between the Affluent, Middle Class, and The Poor." The paper is scheduled to be published in Sociological Inquiry.

Segment 1 -- Allen Hyde on "'Left Behind?' Financialization and Income Inequality Between the Affluent, Middle Class, and the Poor."

Segment 2 -- Alexandre White on the COVID-19 pandemic in sociological perspective.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m03Thu19audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT
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This week is the anniversary of the grounding of the Boeing MAX 8. We read the debacle in light of sociological research. And I talk with Hope Harvey, Ph.D., a post-doctoral scholar at Cornell University, about some interesting results reported in her recent Social Forces paper titled “Forever Homes and Temporary Stops: Housing Search Logics and Residential Selection” The paper is co-authored by Kelly Fong, Kathryn Edin, and Stefanie DeLuca.

Segment 1 -- Hope Harvey on "Forever Homes and Temporary Stops: Housing Search Logics and Residential Selection"

Segment 2 -- "The insider story of MCAS: How Boeing's 737 MAX system gained power and lost safeguards"; Seattle Times and "Stick Shaker Disagreement Threatens MAX Consensus"; AVWeb

Direct download: TWiSPY2020m03d12audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 2:48pm PDT
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This week we discuss some of the challenges organizations encounter when attempting to move from symbolic change to real change. And I talk with Indiana University Sociology Professor Patricia McManus about some interesting results reported in her recent Social Science Research paper titled “Female labor force participation in the US: How is immigration shaping recent trends?” The paper is co-authored by Kaitlin L. Johnson.

Segment 1 -- Patricia McManus on "Female labor force participation in the US: How is immigration shaping recent trends?"

Segment 2 -- "Ousted Grammys Chief Deborah Dugan is Fired"; New York Times and "All Hell Has Broken Loose Within the Grammys"; Vulture

Direct download: TWiSPY2020m03d05audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT
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