A tweet by Kieran Healy about the Nobel Prize in Economics prompted an Op-Ed piece by Harvard’s Raj Chetty in the New York Times, and began a debate that Paul Krugman and others have since weighed in on...more
Bach and Medwinter elected to SWS Council
The Sociologist for Women in Society has elected Rebecca Bach as treasurer, and Sancha Medwinter as student representative. The SWS works to improve women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism and scholars.
Streib in DukeTODAY
In DukeToday, Jessi Streib says that, while universal pre-kindergarten programs are a good start, she warns against assuming that a universal program for preschool children would solve all educational issues.
Moody Awarded NIH Grant Jim Moody, working jointly with Peter Mucha of UNC, has been awarded $1.8 million to study social networks and health. His study, “Models and Tools for Dynamic Health-Relevant Diffusion over Complex Networks,” will be a 5 year collaboration between Duke and UNC.
Brad Fulton’s article “Network Ties and Organizational Action: Explaining Variation in Social Service Provision among Congregations” received the 2013 Best Student Paper award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
This new edition has added a chapter on what he calls "the new racism," which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity. Bonilla-Silva updates his assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama’s re-election.
This updated introduction examines major factors, inside and outside sociology, that have led to new appreciation of Sorokin’s contributions and scholarship, and demonstrates their continued relevance.
This volume attests to the evolution of the Child Well-Being Index and asks what it promises for understanding the progress - or lack of progress - in enhancing the life prospects of all American children.