Last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, during oral arguments in the gerrymandering case Gill v Whitford, referred to social science as "sociological gobbledygook." ASA President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has responded in a letter, the content of which is below. You can also download a pdf of the letter here.
U.S. has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Race and white supremacy - topics many sociologists devote a great deal of research to and know well - have, again, become front page topics after violence broke out in Charlottesville last month. On Monday, September 18, the American Sociological Association, American Historical Association, American Anthropological Association, and Society for Applied Anthropology
Research from the American Sociological Review finds gender stereotyping of jobs disadvantages both women and men. The article, “The Effects of Gendered Occupational Roles on Men’s and Women’s Workplace Authority: Evidence from Microfinance,“ explores how a managerial role can become gender-stereotyped and the effect that has on the authority of both male and female managers.
Council is pleased to announce the appointment of this new Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class Persons in Sociology.
Council is pleased to announce the formation of this working group. The charge is broad by design. The group is asked to proactively and reactively address issues related to the continued collection and use of federal statistics.
Research articles on unequal ecological exchange examine inequities between cores and peripheries in the global distribution of environmental goods and bads.