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.”
The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is seeking submissions for its 2017 print issue (Volume 61). Submissions are due by April 21, 2017. Please circulate this call.
The liberal strategy of simply exposing Trump’s lies, pointing to his preposterously unscripted oratory, and hoping to convey some sort of “truth” as antidote to his base misses the point. Trump’s brand of populism has sutured “the people” to the interests of big capital.
Watch Cihan Tuğal’s lecture, “Why was the Left Unequipped to Address the Global Fall of Liberalism?”, part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”