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  1. Indians and Cowboys and Everyone Else

    Musician Sunny Jain and his band, Red Baraat, are fusing cultures and influences to form a rowdy revolution. Journalist Eamon Whalen interviews Jain about his role as bandleader, politics and spirituality, and imagining a new American “cowboy.”

  2. Rules without Referees

    By engaging in activities that push us to self-regulate around high ideals of model behavior–including ultimate frisbee–we may decrease the need for outside enforcement of the rules.

  3. Exploring Nightlife and Urban Change in Bairro Alto, Lisbon

    Over the last three decades culture has played a central role in the urban renewal of many cities worldwide. The inner city has thus become a socially, politically controlled “theatre of consumption” (Ritzer 2010). Correspondingly, the urban night has emerged not only as a significant space–time of productive economic activity but also as a key strategy in the urban regeneration of downtowns (Chatterton and Hollands 2003; Farrer 2008, 2011; Hae 2011, 2012; Tadié and Permanadeli 2015; among others).

  4. 2018 ASA President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

    by David G. Embrick, University of Connecticut

    Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University, is more than a dedicated scholar. He is a mentor to many.

  5. Seeing Like the Fed: Culture, Cognition, and Framing in the Failure to Anticipate the Financial Crisis of 2008

    Seeing Like the Fed: Culture, Cognition, and Framing in the Failure to Anticipate the Financial Crisis of 2008
  6. What Makes Popular Culture Popular? Product Features and Optimal Differentiation in Music

    What Makes Popular Culture Popular? Product Features and Optimal Differentiation in Music
  7. Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi

    Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi
  8. Making Sports More Sporting

    Sport may seem like a meritocracy, but scholars debunk, debate, and diagnose the boundaries that keep some on the sidelines, off the air, and out of the game all together.

  9. The Serious Business of Mommy Bloggers

    As their online efforts gather attention and become revenue sources, “mom bloggers” struggle to balance commercial affirmation with authenticity.

  10. Addicted to Hate: Identity Residual among Former White Supremacists

    The process of leaving deeply meaningful and embodied identities can be experienced as a struggle against addiction, with continuing cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses that are involuntary, unwanted, and triggered by environmental factors. Using data derived from a unique set of in-depth life history interviews with 89 former U.S. white supremacists, as well as theories derived from recent advances in cognitive sociology, we examine how a rejected identity can persist despite a desire to change.