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This Week in Sociological Perspective, audio
Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.
 

Jan 10, 2022

This week we take a look back at 2021, with Meredith Phillips, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UCLA; and Mary Rose, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin.


Jul 23, 2021

This week we discuss the efforts of some anti-vaccination Facebook groups to avoid detection and removal. And, I recently spoke with Professor Megan Doherty Bea of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professor Emily Taylor Poppe of the University of California-Irvine about their recent paper titled “Marginalized...


Jul 16, 2021

This week we discuss Britney Spears’ conservatorship. And, I recently spoke with Professor Amy August of San José State University about her recent paper titled “Indirect Socialization in Preschool: How Teachers Harness Children’s Ability to Shape Peer Behavior.” The paper is to be published in...


Jul 1, 2021

This week we discuss the drought in California’s agricultural central valley. And, I recently spoke with Professor Kerry Ard of Ohio State University about her recent paper titled “Examining the Relationship Between Racialized Poverty Segregation and Hazardous Industrial Facilities in the U.S. Over Time.” The...


Jun 25, 2021

This week we juxtapose two recent federal legislative actions: one, the new federal Juneteenth holiday; the other, the heretofore failed effort to pass the “For the People” act. And, I recently spoke with Professor Benjamin Cornwell of Cornell University about his recent paper titled “Network Structure in Small...