Shelly Steward discusses the experience and challenges of teaching sociology at a community college in a conservative, rural area during the 2016 election cycle. She concludes that teaching introductory sociology can provide common tools for students to use that can bridge ideological divides, suggesting a need for quality sociology educators across educational institutions.
The BJS is seeking contributions that critically reflect on leftist organizing against white supremacy and right-wing politics, such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, BAMN, Redneck Revolt, etc. Submissions can engage with sociological subfields including, but not limited to, social movements, gender, race and ethnicity, politics, violence, and law.
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions for its 2018 print issue (Volume 62). Please circulate this call.
South Asians have found themselves lodged between competing stereotypes: the docile and disciplinable “achiever” and the ungovernable “terrorist.” Model minority myths inform “Indian American Hindus” of their proximity to “whiteness” while reinforcing a color line that is impossible and dangerous to cross.
Donald Trump went from The Apprentice to the Oval Office. What can reality television teach us about governance and resistance under the Trump Administration?
Rebecca Tarlau reviews Jonathan Smucker’s Hegemony How-To, and argues that in addition to building stronger working-class, anti-racist, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-imperialist movements in the United States, the political alignment we build should be international, connecting with the many other working-class groups that are fighting against the same oppressive political and economic system.
Rather than signaling the end times for a unified conservative religious movement, Trump’s election has given many white evangelicals the opportunity to be politically born again.
Contrary to prevailing ivory tower stereotypes, many academics work in less of a bubble than it might appear. How do we engage students with different viewpoints and help them engage home communities and places faraway from academia?
Watch Neil Fligstein’s lecture, “Trumpism and the Crisis of the American Liberal World Order,” part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”
The Sunflower Movement and the Taiwanese National Identity: Building an Anti-Sinoist Civic Nationalism
Anti-Sinoism in Taiwan has penetrated the state, crystallizing into an ethnic conflict that has escalated to include induced immigration, and pressured emigration. Contemporary constructions of what it means to be Taiwanese both echo anti-Sinoist themes from historical social movements, and ultimately infuse civic nationalism with anti-Sinoism.
Watch Sandra Smith and Dave Harding’s lecture, “Criminal Justice Reform in the Era of Trump,” part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”
Watch Kim Voss’ lecture, “What Future for the American Labor Movement?”, part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”