Teaching in a Trump Country: The Political Potential of Introductory Sociology

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.

Articulating Trumpism, or, Thanks, Obama!

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.

Call for Papers: The Roots and Implications of the Trump Election

“You’re Hired” by Beth Gardner The BJS is seeking contributions that critically reflect on the rise of Trump in the political field during the 2016 election in the US and World, including implications for race, class, immigration, gender, politics, culture, media, the economy, and more. Submissions should be limited to between 1,000-3,000 words and sent to, […]