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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.
 

Oct 23, 2020

This week we discuss some southern California hospitals’ refusal to accept transfers of COVID-19 patients from overcrowded hospitals because the patients lacked insurance. And, I recently spoke with Professor Dustin Stoltz of Lehigh University about his recent paper titled “The Changing Valuation of Dogs.” The...


Oct 15, 2020

This week we discuss Delta Airlines’ expectation of a return of business travel in 2 years. And, I recently spoke with Professor Ryan Finnigan of the University of California-Davis about his recent paper titled “Rainbow-Collar Jobs? Occupational Segregation by Sexual Orientation in the United States.” The paper is...


Oct 8, 2020

This week we use differences in medical treatment for COVID-19 patients to consider a long-standing sociological challenge. And, I recently spoke with Professor Gregory Sharp of Dartmouth University about his recent paper titled “Tapped Out? Racial Disparities in Extra-Household Kin Resources and the Loss of...


Oct 1, 2020

This week I am joined by a panel of experts to discuss the possibility of the dissolution or fracture of the United States–its attendant social psychological, economic, political, and organizational bases or lack thereof, as well as its likely implication for justice and freedom.

Panelists:
Nina Eliasoph, Professor of...


Sep 24, 2020

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...