American Sociological Association

Contexts: The Politics of Performance

August 1, 2016
Syed Ali and Philip Cohen

Summer 2016 Vol. 15 No. 3

In this multifaceted issue, we bring you a conversation between The Nation’s sports editor Dave Zirin and sociologist Ben Carrington and six Viewpoints on diversity in sport. Felicia Song tells us about the burgeoning and bourgeois-ifying business of mommy bloggers, and Jooyoung Lee dances his way into ethnographic understanding in Compton, CA. And we have three pieces on the entertainment world: Philip Kasinitz and Cory Albertson give us sociological reviews of the stage play “Hamilton” and the new Wonder Woman, while Rachel King tells us about why more diversity in the Oscars won’t solve Hollywood’s Whiteness problem.

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