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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 18, 2021

This week we consider the justice implicated in a warning the National Basketball Association gave LeBron James for an on-court violation that the referee did not call. And, I recently spoke with Professor Mahesh Somashekhar of the University of Illinois at Chicago about his recent paper titled “Racial Inequality...


Feb 12, 2021

This week we discuss a hacker’s recent breach of a Florida town’s water supply. But first, as the Senate trial of impeached former President Donald Trump proceeds, some are suggesting that the nation has not been this polarized since the Civil War. Well, what does sociological research on political polarization say?...


Feb 5, 2021

This week we discuss the grassroots effort to add bike lanes to LEGO modules, and we mark the passing of a giant in the field of sociology. And, I recently spoke with Professor Michael Light of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about his recent paper titled “Undocumented immigration and terrorism: Is there a...