The pandemic put a spotlight on inequalities among college students. But students’ resources were unequal all along.
Class allows us to understand inequality not as a consequence of personal failings, but as a socioeconomic issue.
Headlines about pickleball’s exploding popularity abound. But the less visible social undercurrents of an emerging sport ultimately shape its long-term future.
A sociologist unpacks how common superstitions like fear of 13 can gain steam.
Annie Ernaux is the first French woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her autofiction masterpiece, The Years, has been called a modern In Search of Lost Time.
October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.
The author, who died Sept. 1, 2022, inspired countless researchers to probe the injustices working people face.
We often talk about ‘emotional labour’ as performed by those who take on the emotional workload within families or relationships. But the term has a specific meaning – and that’s not what it is.
Direct action can make the demands of a mainstream movement seem reasonable.
In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
As the world locked down and a country’s racial reckoning heated up, this social scientist refined her approach to studying the lives of Black moms.
You have a finely honed sense of privacy in the physical world. But the sights and sounds you encounter online don’t help you detect risks and can even lull you into a false sense of security.
Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
An economic approach to emancipation.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
In many conflict areas, children are especially susceptible to the effects of war. And using them as soldiers prolongs the conflict.
Some areas of Merseyside have more children at risk from gangs than in London. So why isn’t it studied more?
Twitter’s design promotes avoidance as the solution to hostility, but it also needs space for restorative activity that could genuinely resolve conflict.
Paulo Freire’s concept of “conscientization”, or critical consciousness, helps us better understand the lives of young Palestinians, particularly those living in Lebanese refugee camps.