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In today’s episode of The Annex Sociology Podcast, we discuss the antivaccine movement with two outstanding experts on the topic. Jennifer A. Reich (University of Colorado, Denver) is the author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines (2016, NYU). Richard Carpiano (University of California, Riverside) is a Professor of Public Policy with a long research record on anti-vaccine movements.
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In today’s episode, we discuss the need for a more radical sociology with Michelle Jackson from Stanford. Michelle authored the book Manifesto for a Dream: Inequality, Constraint, and Radical Reform (Stanford). Hosts are Joseph Cohen (CUNY Queens College) and Daniel Morrison (Abeline Christian).
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Why was the media ignoring Elizabeth Warren? A discussion about whether Elizabeth Warren was being treated differently, and whether gender dynamics are at work here.
In last week’s episode, we spoke with two Italy-based colleagues about what they were seeing on the ground at the epicenter of the Italian COVID19 outbreak. In today’s episode, we check on them a week later to see what has developed.
Alex Kentikelenis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucconi University. He has a long and impressive list of publications on international organization and political economy. Most recently, ” “The Making of Neoliberal Globalization: Norm Substitution and the Politics of Clandestine Institutional Change” in the American Journal of Sociology.
Gabor Scheiring is a Postdoc at Bucconi. He is a Hungarian economist and politician. In addition to his impressive publication record, he is also a former member of the Hungarian Parliament.
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We discuss a recent op-ed by Richard Reeves describes a sense of self-pity among the wealthy. We discuss this phenomenon of elite self-pity, and whether we can fairly include sociology professors among the self-pitying elite.
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In a recent New York Times opinion piece, columnist Michelle Goldberg reviews a new book by pollster Stanley Greenberg, R.I.P. G.O.P.: How the New American is Dooming the Republicans (St. Martin’s Press). The book describes long-term threats to Republicans’ electoral chances, and Goldberg muses about the death of the G.O.P. in her article.
What would happen if the Republican Party were destroyed? Would it usher in an age of major liberal policy reforms? That is not exactly what happened in Canada, when the national conservative party collapsed after the Prime Ministership of Brian Mulroney in the early-1990s.
In this episode, we examine the aftermath of the Progressive Conservative Party’s collapse with Howard Ramos of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Howard is a leading Canadian sociologist, and former president of the Canadian Sociological Association.
We discuss a recent article in Cognition, linking partisan affiliation and public trust. We ask whether its findings help cast light on the pressure to go partisan when doing public sociology.
Michelle Silver is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society. She recently published Retirement and Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even If We Can (Columbia University).
A discussion about political upheaval and the ouster of Omar al-Bashir in Sudan.
Neda Magbouleh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. She wrote The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race (2017, Stanford). Click here to hear other segments featuring Neda.
Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of Toronto. He wrote Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (2017 Princeton). Click here to hear other segments featuring Clayton.
James R. Jones is an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies from Rutgers University, Newark. He recently published “Racing through the Halls of Congress: The ‘Black Nod’ as an Adaptive Strategy for Surviving in a Raced Institution.” in the DuBois Reivew. Click here to hear other segments featuring James.
Aliza Luft is an Assistant Professor of Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She recently published “Toward a Dynamic Theory of Action at the Micro-Level of Genocide: Killing, Desistance, and Saving in 1994 Rwanda.” in Sociological Theory. Click here to hear other segments featuring Aliza.
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