A few recent observations shared on my Mastodon account.
I'm working on the fourth edition of The Family, and since it's an "accessible, data-driven introduction to contemporary sociological thinking on families," I figured I'd share a few figures I worked on for the chapter on social class and poverty. 1. Parents' education and educational attainment. The General Social Survey asks people what their parents'…
I made a short survey on how researchers use and experience social media. If you work in an academic or other research setting, in the US, and use social media at least in part for your work, please consider taking a 10- minute survey. Feel free to share! Here's a link: https://bit.ly/3LXGMa0 Thank you!
Perception, reality, trauma and response, inequality and social change. I talked for an hour.
If you won't make the effort to promote your research, how can you expect others to?
Blogging is dead. Long live the blog! At 268,000, visits to this blog are now down 37% from the peak year of 2015. At the same time, this year I had the fewest number of new posts, just 39. On the other hand, this year I had 25 million impressions on Twitter. Whatever that means.…
To help improve my Twitter-degraded attention span, I read 40 books.
The decision is a breath of democracy fresh air.
Move beyond personal strategies toward the development of the open scholarship as an institutional response that ultimately may be responsible for sociology’s survival.
Too often sociologists think of social media, or online communications generally, primarily as a way of broadcasting their ideas.