- The Kids Are Not Alright
The kids, it turns out, are not alright. In our cover article, Born Amid Bullets, Javier Auyero takes us to a barrio outside of Buenos Aires, where violence is an everyday reality for children, who witness shoot-outs, murders, and sexual assaults. “Every night, they shoot at each other,” one child reports. “It’s hard to sleep.” [...]
- Rocking the Vote
When a Gallup poll showed a sharp drop in the number of 18- to 29-year-olds who said they would “definitely vote” in the 2012 Presidential election, new media initiatives came to the rescue. Social science researchers have noted the advantages of using digital and entertainment media in soliciting youth civil involvement. “Youth generally find spontaneous, [...]
- Like a Hurricane – but Worse
The storm known as Sandy was called a “superstorm,” a “Frankenstorm,” “the perfect storm.” It was indeed impressive, with a wind span of about 1,000 miles, a 13-foot storm surge in lower Manhattan, 126 homes burned in Queens, the obliteration of parts of the New Jersey coast and Staten Island, massive power outages, and at [...]
- Occupy Hong Kong
Occupy Hong Kong was China’s contribution to the global Occupy movement. Launched in mid-October 2011, the activists planted their anti-capitalist message in the center of Hong Kong’s Central Business District. They took up residence in a large public open space beneath the iconic Hong Kong Shanghai Bank of China (HSBC), situated at the crossroads of [...]
- Occupy Aesthetics
In this interview, Kalle Lasn, founder and editor-in-chief of Adbusters magazine, discusses his magazine and the future of the Occupy movement.
- Rage Against The Refs
When people watch football, they tend to focus on their favorite team. But this season the NFL referees’ lockout has shifted attention to the men in stripes. Fans complained that replacement referees took too long to announce basic penalties, that they didn’t know which way to face to address the crowd, and that they couldn’t [...]
- Foreclosing on Black Communities
While the economy is showing signs of slow recovery, foreclosures continue to decimate American cities. Six million families have already lost their homes, and the Center for Responsible Lending estimates that six million more will do so before the housing crisis is over. Black communities have been impacted the most, experiencing a foreclosure rate twice [...]
- The Hearts of Boys
Five experts, Niobe Way, C.J. Pascoe, Mark McCormack, Amy Schalet, and Freeden Ouer shed light on the everyday lives of teenage boys and their relationships.
- Body Lessons
Sociologist Janet Enke explores the challenges of teaching a course on the body. She discusses how to synthesize the subjective experience of the body with academic theory, and convey knowledge about the politics of the body.
- Beyond The One-Size-Fits-All College Degree
James Rosenbaum, Kennan Cepa, and Janet Rosenbaum examine how commonplace assumptions about higher education limit opportunity.