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 a revealing escalation in political conflict in the United States. And, I recently spoke with Professor Yader Lanuza of the University of California-Santa Barbara about his recent paper titled “Giving (Money) Back To Parents: Racial/Ethnic and Immigrant-Native Variation in Monetary Exchanges During the Transition to Adulthood.” The paper is to be published in Sociological Forum, and is sole-authored.

Segment 1 -- Yader Lanuza on “Giving (Money) Back To Parents: Racial/Ethnic and Immigrant-Native Variation in Monetary Exchanges During the Transition to Adulthood”

Segment 2 -- An escalating political conflict reveals raw power to be the only operating principle of some U.S. officials

Direct download: TWiSP2020m09d24audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 12:22am PDT
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This week we discuss an interesting act of altruism. And, I recently spoke with Chris Smith, Assistant Professor of Sociology of the University of Toronto, about her recent paper titled “Exogenous Shocks, the Criminal Elite, and Increasing Gender Inequality in Chicago Organized Crime.” The paper is to be published in the American Sociological Review, and is sole-authored.

Segment 1 – Chris Smith on “Exogenous Shocks, the Criminal Elite, and Increasing Gender Inequality in Chicago Organized Crime.”

Segment 2 – Unexplained Altruism between Nations and Peoples.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m09d17audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 2:00am PDT
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This week we discuss the protests in Portland, Oregon. And, I recently spoke with Eiko Strader, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at George Washington University, about her recent paper titled “Will You Die for Your Country? Workplace Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration.” The paper is to be published in Sociological Forum, and is co-authored by Miranda Hines.

Segment 1 -- Eiko Strader on “Will You Die for Your Country? Workplace Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration.”

Segment 2 -- Challenges and possibilities of expanding the cultural toolkit of protestors in the shadow of the Portland protests.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m09Thu10audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 1:46am PDT
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This week I spoke with Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about the situation of labor as we approach the Labor day holiday. And, I recently spoke with Cindy Cain, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, about her recent paper titled “Quelling moral panics? The case of physician aid in dying in California”. The paper is scheduled to be published in Poetics and is sole-authored.

Segment 1 -- Cindy Cain on “Quelling moral panics? The case of physician aid in dying in California”

Segment 2 -- Donald Tomaskovic-Devey on conditions of work, the state of workers, and prospects for change this Labor day.

Direct download: TWiSP2020m09Thu03Audio.mp3
Category:Public Affairs -- posted at: 2:11am PDT
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