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Sociologists are already having a field day trying to understand what happened in the days after President Donald Trump took office.
As the nation mourned the loss of the first black president, many researchers wondered what kind of political environment would have emerged, and what kinds of policies might have been put in place.
In the months that followed, researchers at a number of universities have been using social science data to better understand how political and social change happens.
This year, the American Sociological Association is releasing a new study, called “Sociology in Trump’s America.”
A few of the topics covered in the study: What was going on with the country’s racial and ethnic divisions?
How do different kinds of institutions and groups interact in the country?
How does the structure of white privilege influence racial disparities?
What kinds of organizations or institutions serve as a model for other groups in America?
The study also tries to answer the question: How do these institutions and institutions relate to one another?
“Societies of the left and right, and the left-right dichotomy,” says David C. Lewis, an associate professor of sociology at UC San Diego and author of The Political Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
“Sciences like sociomedical, cultural, social, political science, and psychology, they’re all interested in these issues, and they’re trying to tease out the relationship between these various disciplines.”
The sociology of race sociologist Rebecca Tishkoff, left, and sociologist Jennifer Gertz.
source The sociological of race Sociology is a broad discipline that focuses on the intersection of culture, race, and gender.
“When we talk about race, we’re talking about all of these interlocking dimensions of power and status, and how those systems of power are related to how we see ourselves,” says Rebecca Tisheskoff.
“And we’re looking at how the systems of those systems can be impacted by the politics of race, whether that’s white supremacy, whether it’s institutional racism, whether [it’s] anti-Semitism, or whether it comes from within the United States itself.”
The study uses data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources to figure out how social and economic inequalities have changed over time in the United State.
And that’s where sociologies like sociological, cultural and social science come in.
“It’s really a combination of social science and sociology,” Tisheschoff says.
It’s not just about race and ethnicity. “
A lot of these people have to work at intersections of race.
It’s not just about race and ethnicity.
It goes beyond that.
There’s a lot of racial and economic inequities that are connected to racism, sexism, classism, and classism-lite.”
One of the study’s authors, Jennifer Gittings, a professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of California, Berkeley, says that the sociology of race is “one of the more interesting areas of sociology” because it deals with a number “of really complex questions that have been raised over the past few decades.”
The sociology of sex The study examines how women and men have experienced sexual harassment, assault, and violence in the past.
Women are the majority of sexual violence victims.
In 2017, one in three women reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at the hands of a male relative.
One in six women have experienced some form of sexual harassment by a man.
The study looks at the ways that this has changed over the last century, and shows that “the number of female victims has grown over the same period,” Gittlings says.
And in the 1960s, a woman who was raped or assaulted by a male could expect to have a victim impact statement prepared by a professional victim advocate.
Gitts says that it’s important to recognize the difference between sexual harassment and assault.
“The idea that the perpetrator would be the only one responsible for the harm and that it would be a case of ‘he said, she said’ is a completely inaccurate picture,” Gissings says.
When Gittes and her colleagues looked at data from 2000 to 2020, the incidence of sexual assault and harassment against women was significantly higher than it was against men.
“That’s when the ‘he means what he says’ theory of assault came into place,” Gitzs says.
The more recent research also highlights the differences between sexual assault cases and crimes against men, and between incidents of physical and sexual violence against women.
“In the last few years, we’ve seen that there’s more violence against men than against women, and we’ve also seen that the incidence rates of sexual assaults against women are higher than those against men,” Gissebs says