How do you measure ‘the impact of social media’

How do we measure the impact of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on our lives?In the new book, Sociology Graduate Programs, sociologist David W. Weber explores how students and their professors are approaching the social media phenomena.He uses data collected from several hundred sociologists across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.Weber uses data from the 2011 National Survey of […]

How to become a folklorist of your dreams

In 2018, the American Folklore Society announced that it would be launching a new national initiative to “provide a place for folklorists to share their cultural heritage and learn from other practitioners in the field.”The organization said that its goal was to “reinvent folklorism by providing opportunities for practitioners to share the wisdom of their work with the broader public, […]

Crypto coin exchange company retraces $5m USD of losses

Retracing $5 million in losses after losing $5.8 million in its ICO, Crypto Coin Exchange has announced that it is now raising capital to support its ICOs.The company said that it has received over $10 million in investment since its ICO.The investment came from China’s Huobi, according to the statement.The Crypto Coin exchange has announced its ICO on December 6.The […]

‘The End of The ‘Meritocracy’: The End of the ‘Merit’ Sociology Major Job?

The “Meritocracy” is over.This week, the University of Iowa hired two sociology professors to serve as its new head of graduate studies.It is one of the largest hires in the history of the department, which in 2014 became the first university in the nation to hire a white woman to its graduate school.But the hiring was met with backlash.Many critics, […]

How did the Trump administration respond to the immigration wave?

The immigration debate is still fresh in the minds of some Americans.The president has faced criticism for refusing to act on his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but a survey released by the Pew Research Center finds that the public is far less divided than the president has made it out to be.Fifty-two percent of […]

Why is it so hard to solve conflict in the United States?

With the current crisis in Ukraine, a new study suggests the United Nations needs to look at conflict as a family definition, rather than as an academic concept.“Conflict is a family-based concept that we need to have a new vocabulary in order to understand and address this challenge,” said Dr. Anastasia Krivoshenko, a professor of sociology at Cornell University who […]

When Are You the Best Person to Answer the ‘Do I Really Need to Know this About the Person I’m interviewing?’ Questions

1 of 1 When I ask someone for an opinion about a topic, I often ask the person to name an example of an example.This allows me to determine if they really do need to know about this specific example, and also to determine whether they have a good idea of what I want to know. <a href="https://www.fortune.com/blogs/finance/2013/11/01/when-are-you-the-best-person-to-answer-the.html" title="When Are […]

A sociology of the intersection theory

Sociology of the “intersection theory” is an umbrella term for a wide range of theories, some of which deal with issues of social construction, gender and race, as well as the ways in which people think about their relationships with other people.These theories are often used to analyse cultural systems and the interactions between people and things in everyday life.However, […]

‘We don’t want to have any of this’: ‘We have to be careful of the cultural history’

From the beginning of this summer, we’ve heard all the usual warnings about the rising tide of anti-Semitic attacks, the growing anti-immigrant sentiment and the growing hostility to Israel.These concerns, we hear, are all coming from within and without the United States.The United States of America is not the only country in the world that has faced this crisis.Canada, for […]

What is sociology? summary sociologist and writer Sarah Schulz explains the sociological imagination.

Sarah Schultz is the author of several books, including the forthcoming sociology of the commons: How we share our commons, and how we create new ways of living.In this episode of the podcast, she speaks with the hosts about the sociologists and sociographers who have influenced her work.What is sociological imagination?Schulz defines sociological imaginary as “the thinking that society is […]