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  1. TRAILS Top 10 Downloaded Resources of 2016

    TRAILSTRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology) is ASA’s digital library of teaching resources. TRAILS is a member benefit, and we encourage our members to incorporate TRAILS resources in their own classrooms and consider submitting new innovations to the database.

  2. TRAILS Welcomes New Area Editors; Thanks to Outgoing Editors

    When TRAILS launched in May 2010, a group of talented and dedicated sociologists volunteered to serve on the inaugural team of area editors. These scholar-teachers were part of the team that worked to make TRAILS what it is today. In addition to reviewing the very first resources that would soon grow to a database of nearly 3,500 peer-reviewed, innovative teaching materials, they were also fierce advocates of the teaching and learning community. They were instrumental in creating a disciplinary culture where quality teaching is standard.

  3. Sociologist Bernice Pescosolido Elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and a leading expert on the stigma associated with mental illness, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Pescosolido is the Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research and co-director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Her research and teaching focus on social issues in health, illness and healing.

  4. Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Forty Years of Medical Sociology

    Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Forty Years of Medical Sociology
  5. Journeys in Sociology: From First Encounters to Fulfilling Retirements

    The editors and twenty contributors to the essential anthology Journeys in Sociology use a life-course perspective to address the role of sociology in their lives. The power of their personal experiences—during the Great Depression, World War II, or the student protests and social movements in the 1960s and '70s—magnify how and why social change prompted these men and women to study sociology. Moreover, all of the contributors include a discussion of their activities in retirement. 

  6. Contexts: Personal, Political

    Winter 2017 Vol. 16 No. 1

    Features include "Chump Change", "Living on the Fringe in Post-apartheid Cape Town", "Love Wins", "Could There Be a Silver Lining to Zika?", and "'Straight Girls Kissing' Beyond the Elite College Campus."

  7. Contexts Collection: On Aging

    A special electronic collection of articles from the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 issues of Contexts on the topic of aging. Featuring Vincent J. Roscigno, Phyllis Moen, Eric Utne, Deborah Carr, Stacy Torres and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society. 28 pages, March 2010.

  8. Contexts: Untethered

    Fall 2016 Vol. 15 No. 4

    Features include "Financial Foreclosures," "Fat Eggs or Fit Bodies," "God's Case for Sex," "Revisiting the Rationing of Medical Degrees in the United States," and "Activating Politics with Poetry and Spoken Word."