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 the story of the living son of a Virginia slave, and what his story might mean for us today. And, I speak with Professor Kristen Hourigan of the California State University-Los Angeles about her recent paper titled “Girls Try, Boys Aim High: Exposing Difference in Implied Ability, Activity, and Agency of Girls Versus Boys in Language on McDonald’s Happy Meal Boxes.” The paper is to be published in the journal Sex Roles, and is sole-authored.

Segment 1 -- Kristen Hourigan on “Girls Try, Boys Aim High: Exposing Difference in Implied Ability, Activity, and Agency of Girls Versus Boys in Language on McDonald's Happy Meal Boxes."

Segment 2 -- Sociological reflections on a living son of a slave.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m07Thu30Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 10:54pm PDT
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This week we discuss challenges that may attend the eventual release of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. And, I recently spoke with Professor Mary Kate Blake of Valparaiso University about her recent paper titled “Other Duties as Assigned: The Ambiguous Role of the High School Counselor.” The paper is to be published in Sociology of Education.

Segment 1 -- Mary Kate Blake on “Other Duties as Assigned: The Ambiguous Role of the High School Counselor."

Segment 2 -- Causes and implications of the social capital deficit, and its import for COVID-19 vaccine utilization.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m07Thu23audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 12:53am PDT
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This week I spoke with Dr. Bryan Ellis, Senior Lecturer in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University, about the sociology of sport, the relation between sports and society, and how that relation may be made visible in this pandemic. But first, I recently spoke with Dr. Liana Christin Landivar, Faculty Affiliate, Maryland Population Research Center, about her recent paper titled “First-Birth Timing and the Motherhood Wage Gap in 140 Occupations.” The paper is scheduled to be published in Socius.

Segment 1 -- Liana Christin Landivar on "First-Birth Timing and the Motherhood Wage Gap in 140 Occupations."

Segment 2 -- Bryan Ellis on the sociology of sports in the context of COVID-19.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m07Thu16Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 1:29am PDT
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This week we discuss how the 2020 Census is doing, and what its progress tells Americans about themselves. And, I speak with Professor Holly Campeau of the University of Alberta about her recent paper titled “Policing, Recognition, and the Bind of Legal Cynicism.” The paper is to be published in Social Problems, and is co-authored by Ron Levi and Todd Foglesong.

Segment 1 -- Holly Campeau on “Policing, Recognition, and the Bind of Legal Cynicism."

Segment 2 -- Sociological implications of the uneven progress of the 2020 Census.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m07Thu09audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 7:36pm PDT
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This week I discuss the removal of the confederate flag from the Mississippi state flag. And, I speak with Professor Molly Martin of Pennsylvania State University about her recent paper titled “Are Feminine Body Weight Norms Different for Black Students or in Black Schools? Girls’ Weight-Related Peer Acceptance across Racialized School Contexts.” The paper is to be published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and is co-authored by Tori Thomas; Gary J. Adler, Jr.; and Derek A Kreager.

Segment 1 -- Molly Martin on “Are Feminine Body Weight Norms Different for Black Students or in Black Schools? Girls’ Weight-Related Peer Acceptance across Racialized School Contexts."

Segment 2 -- Sociological insights on the role and power of symbols, the meanings of the confederate flag, and the implications of symbolic change alone.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m07Thu02audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT
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