SAGE Sociology

In this podcast episode, Martha Gimenez discusses the state of Marxist feminism in sociological scholarship. Drawing on theories of intersectionality she elaborates on the ongoing need for social movements to move beyond identity politics to create solidarity networks that transcend class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

In this podcast episode, Sam Binkley of Emerson College discusses his book Happiness as Enterprise: An Essay on Neoliberal Life (2015, SUNY Press). Here he elaborates on the ways individuals are encouraged to become entrepreneurs of themselves in order to achieve happiness within an ideology that emphasizes individual agency while concealing the significance of social structure in shaping people’s lives.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

This is the second part of my conversation with Tony Paris, lead attorney at the Sugarlaw Center for Economic and Social Justice, in Detroit Michigan. We discuss the legacy of civil right and labor lawyer Maurice Sugar as an activist and song-writer and play his well-known labor anthem, “Sit-Down.” Afterward  we discuss Tony Paris’ new project, putting music to lost lyrics by Maurice Sugar, and play the Sugar/Paris song “We are the Ones.”

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Tony Paris discusses the work of the Sugarlaw Center in Detroit. Sugarlaw is a non-profit workers rights advocacy organization. Tony discusses Michigan’s Emergency Manager law, and the Sugarlaw Center’s attempt to overturn that law. He also talks about labor lawyer Maurice Sugar, inspiration for the Center’s work. Sugar was involved in the Ford Hunger March, the rise of the UAW, and the local Socialist Party. In later years, Walter Reuther broke with Sugar over the latter’s supposed ties to the Communist Party.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Jessica Payette and Graham Cassano discuss their joint project, with Rima Lunin Schultz, Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’ Chicago (Brill, forthcoming). Smith was the head of the Hull House Music School during Jane Addams' tenure as head resident. In addition to being a pedagogical theorist, an administrator, and a teacher, Smith was a composer trained in the formal German and American music traditions. In this second podcast, we discuss Smith's relationship to social activism and her songs "The Shadow Child" and "Land of the Noonday Night."


Jessica Payette and Graham Cassano discuss their joint project, with Rima Lunin Schultz, Eleanor Smith’s Hull House Songs: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’ Chicago (Brill, forthcoming). Smith was the head of the Hull House Music School during Jane Addams' tenure as head resident. In addition to being a pedagogical theorist, an administrator, and a teacher, Smith was a composer trained in the formal German and American music traditions. In this podcast, we discuss the origin of Smith's work, her goals, and the song "The Sweat Shop."


J Sumerau discusses some ways in which sociological concepts may be useful in forestalling and mitigating obstacles and inefficiencies in clinical settings.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Thomas Kersen discusses how to convey insights from the discipline of Sociology to reporters, writers, and other opinion leaders.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Lindy Hern discusses her paper on her scholar activism within the Movement for Single Payer Health Care Reform and its implications for the grassroots mobilization of this movement.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Author Adam Lippert discusses his article, "Stuck in Unhealthy Places: How Entering, Exiting, and Remaining in Poor and Nonpoor Neighborhoods is Associated with Obesity During the Transition to Adulthood," which is published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT