England Your England

I’ve been thinking a lot about Britain and, especially, England in the past week. The Brexit vote and the English national soccer team’s humiliating defeat to Iceland are not events that are actually linked, but they very much feel like they are. The...

Just Outliers?

There’s nothing better than having students who are altogether more impressive than yourself. I have many such students and near the top is Ryan Larson, a current University of Minnesota grad student and a former student of mine at Concordia College. Ryan was...

Can’t Buy Me Wins … This Season

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Arsenal’s victory with a breathtaking extra time goal by Danny Welbeck this past weekend notwithstanding, Leicester City’s season has had the kind of storyline we normally only see in Hollywood movies. This isn’t a March Madness...

How much support for an American National Front?

Cross-posted at ThickCulture. Last week, in response to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal that the U.S. ban Muslim immigrants, MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted … If America was a multi-party parliamentary democracy, a National Front-style party would get,...

Trends in Citizen Journalism

Cross-posted at Thickculture. For the past few years, I’ve been researching the field of citizen journalism (you can read a bit about our project here). For the current paper I’m working on with UMN sociology grad student and jazz saxophone beast Ryan...

Straights, Nerds, and Jocks

Hot off the presses, the Summer 2015 issue of Contexts! In the Trends section of this issue, we have two stories — one qualitative, one quantitative — that both revolve around issues of identities, social acceptance, and a changing culture in 21st century...

Trends, Family-Style

Full Disclosure: I don’t know much about sociology of families. I had a four-week pro-seminar unit on marriage and families in my first-year of graduate school. My main recollection from that unit was being impressed by Judith Stacey’s knock out punch in...

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