Suzanne Kahn offers a fascinating, thorough, and highly readable study of divorce in the history of 20th Century U.S. feminism.
Sambo’s Restaurant: Rise and fall, with Ithaca and Santa Barbara
From an 1899 children's story to the final cancellation of the restaurant in Santa Barbara, California, in 2020. The history runs through us.
Pandemic path dependence and the future
An hour of my opinions about what's happening and what might happen next.
11 trends for your New Decade’s holiday party
When you display data bits at a holiday party, they merge with those from the other people there, to become the common knowledge we need to get things done.
Naomi Wolf and sharing our lanes
Bruce Stokes / https://flic.kr/p/dMG983The other day, in response to the Naomi Wolf situation, I tweeted in response to Heather Souvaine Horn, an editor at the New Republic: https://twitter.com/familyunequal/status/1132340372024246272 After which she invited my to submit an essay to the site. It's now been published as: Learn the Right Lessons from Naomi Wolf’s Book Blunder: Expertise…
Visualizing family modernization, 1900-2016
After this post about small multiple graphs, and partly inspired by two news reports I was interviewed for -- this Salt Lake Tribune story about teen marriage, and this New York Times report mapping age at first birth -- I made some historical data figures. These visualizations use decennial census data from 1900 to 1990,…
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How conservatism makes peace with Trump
In the end, Goldberg has charted a path toward a détente between his movement and Trump’s (with my charts and tables, etc.).
African American marital status by age, Du Bois replication edition
Updating a 1900 chart from W. E. B. Du Bois and his students.
Book review: Labor’s Love Lost by Andrew Cherlin
I previously wrote some comments about Andrew Cherlin's most recent book here, in preparation for a launch event I attended. Here is a full review for submission to Contemporary Sociology. Labor’s Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America, by Andrew J. Cherlin. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2014. 258 paper. ISBN: 9780871540300.…
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Justice for Sterilization Victims update (survivor edition)
I've written several times about the effort to provide compensation to the victims of North Carolina's eugenics program, which is estimated to have forcibly sterilized 7,600 people over the years 1929-1974. Here's an update and some of the previous posts, with links updated. Eventually, the state did set up a $10 million fund for compensation, and…
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