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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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We sit down with Tania Jenkins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) about Doctor’s Orders (Columbia University Press), a book about occupational inequality in America’s medical profession. We talk about Medical Doctors and Osteopathic Doctors, the origins of this professional distinction, how this inequality plays out in doctors’ career trajectories, and whether these occupational distinctions lead to differences in quality of care. Hosts Joseph Cohen and Leslie Hinkson.
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What effect will social isolation and physical distancing have on already marginalized communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this episode, we talk to three colleagues from a variety of social sciences to understand the different dimensions of social isolation during the pandemic.
Dr. Andrea Boyles is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Social and Behavioral Sciences at Lindenwood University. She studies police-citizen relations, neighborhood disadvantage and disorder, and community reliance and collective action. She is the author of two books: Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort and You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America.
Dr. Thurka Sangaramoorthy is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies care for those living with HIV, care systems for non-citizen immigrants, and local community expertise in understanding social phenomenon. She is the author of two books: Rapid Ethnographic Assessments: A Practical Approach and Toolkit for Collaborate Community Research and Treating AIDS: Politics of Difference, Paradox of Prevention.
Dr. Jessica Finlay is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. She studies geographies of aging, built environments and service provisions, and vulnerability and resilience among marginalized older adults. She is the author of one book The Whole-Body Microbiome: How to harness Microbes Inside and Out for Lifelong Health and is currently conducting research on the effect of COVID-19 on older adults.
Today’s program host is Sarah Patterson from the University of Michigan Population Studies Center. Sarah is a demographer with articles in The Journal of Marriage and Family, The Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Gender & Society, Socius, and Social Science Research. She is also a host of the New Books Network Sociology
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Today, we discuss emergency medical workers’ role in society, and what you can learn about contemporary American by following them around.
How did COVID19 happen? Why did we botch its handling? How will society change in response to the virus?
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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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Today, the Annex interview Seth Abrutyn (University of British Columbia) and Anna Mueller (University of Chicago) about their work on teen suicide. The duo has published several pieces on the topic, including “Adolescents under Pressure: A New Durkheimian Framework for Understanding Adolescent Suicide in a Cohesive Community.” in the American Sociological Review, “Can Social Ties be Harmful: Examining the Spread of Suicide in Early Adulthood.” in Sociological Perspectives, and “Durkheim’s “Suicide” in a Zombia Apocaplypse.” in Contexts,