A sociological analysis of meritocracy

FourFourSeconds ago, the US Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v.Hodges, which recognized same-sex couples’ right to marry nationwide.In doing so, the Court made it clear that the United States Constitution did not define marriage as between one man and one woman.In fact, it has long been the law of the land that marriage is between one husband […]

The sociology of internalization: From self-esteem to the sociology of self-doubt

Internalized attitudes are among the most powerful influences on the development of our values, according to a new study by the University of Sydney’s School of Social Sciences.The sociology of inner-city children and young adults was developed as part of the University’s Global Change Research Institute (GCRI) programme to identify the connections between human capital and social capital, and how […]

The future of Australian science is up in the air, but where is it going?

More than half of Australian universities and colleges are under threat of losing funding, with the Commonwealth government promising to slash funding for science and technology over the next three years.But there’s hope for some research in some of the most marginalised areas of the country.As we prepare to hit the holidays, we spoke to some of those on the […]