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    Linda Burton co-organizes the 23rd Annual National Symposium on Family Issues – Boys and Men in African American Families to be held at Penn State, Oct 26-27, 2015.

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    Kieran Healy, writing in the Washington Post, looks at the most recent election in the UK and discusses how the composition of parliament would change if they used Proportional representation instead of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election system which is also used in the U.S.

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    Matt Dupre and Linda George recently published a paper on “Heart Attack Risks and Divorce” in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.  The paper has received international media attention, including NBC, TIME magazine, CBS, Fox News, NY Times, and the BBC.  

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    The SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION defeats the LEGAL IMAGINATION! In a nail biting game, the Duke Sociology team won in overtime the intramural championship game over the Duke Law team. Some notable members of our team are Josh Fink, Robert Reece, John Bumpus, and Carlos Tavares.

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    Amie Bostic, one of our graduate students, and David Brady (formerly at Duke now at the WZB in Germany), have an article in the current  issue of ASR titled, “Paradoxes of Social Policy: Welfare Transfers, Relative Poverty, and Redistribution Preferences .”

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    Bonilla-Silva’s work mentioned, Racism without Racists, in TV show “The Good Wife.”

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The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages

In an era in which class divisions are becoming starker than ever, some individuals are choosing to marry across class.This book traces the lives of a subset of these individuals - highly-educated adults who married a partner raised in a class different from their own. Drawing upon detailed interviews with spouses, Jessi Streib shows that crossing class lines is not easy, and that even though these couples shared everything, each spouse was still shaped by the class of their past, and consequently, so was their marriage.

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Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion’s Role in Stratification:Keister & Sherkat (eds.), 

The essays in this volume provide important new details about how and why religion and inequality are related by focusing on new indicators of inequality and well-being, combining and studying mediating factors in new and informative ways, focusing on critical and often understudied groups, and exploring the changing relationship between religion and inequality over time.

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Between Slavery and Capitalism: Martin Ruef

This book evaluates the impact of the transition from slavery to capitalism on individuals, organizations, and communities in the American South.  Through a comparative-historical approach, it identifies changes in the region’s economic institutions and highlights the enduring uncertainty that continues to affect our understanding of race and class relations today.

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The Broken Compass: Angel Harris

Angel L. Harris and Keith Robinson on the major flaws in the conventional wisdom on parental involvement with children’s education.

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Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency: Nan Lin

This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan.

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