It May Have More to Do With Race Than Age Since late 2014 tabloids and celebrity gossip sites were abuzz with “are they” or “aren’t they” discussions of whether twenty-five year-old rapper Tyga was dating the then seventeen year-old reality TV star Kylie Jenner. Much of the coverage contains the explicit or implied critique that… Continue reading Why Was There So Much Fuss About Kylie Jenner and Tyga?
College Factual’s Top Ten Schools College Factual, a clearinghouse of information about US colleges designed to help students select the best schools for their interests, produces annual rankings of best colleges by major. Their ranking system takes into account early and mid-career earnings of graduates, percentage of students at the school enrolled in the major… Continue reading Which Colleges Are Best For a Major in Sociology?
Why Marketers Need “Manliness” “11 Manly Ways to Wear a Scarf.” This headline from Business Insider in my Facebook feed grabbed my attention. I had just recently viewed an informative and inspiring video tutorial on the many ways to wear a scarf. The video featured a woman, and involved many different drapes, twists, braids, and… Continue reading The Strange Gender Politics of Scarves
Study Finds Political Conflict Over Cultural Issues Lowers Religious Affiliation Political polarization and the merging of conservative politics with Christianity in the US have combined to push moderates and liberals away from religious affiliation over the last twenty-two years. So found sociologists Michael Hout and Claude Fischer, who conducted a statistical analysis using General Social Survey… Continue reading Have Conservative Politics Pushed Americans Away From Organized Religion?
How Gender Stereotypes in the Home Influence Political Affiliation Boys who grow up with sisters are more likely to join the Republican party later in life, according to a study published in 2020 in The Journal of Politics. Economist Andrew Healy of Loyola Marymount University and Stanford political economist Neil Malhotra conducted a statistical analysis… Continue reading Boys With Sisters are More Likely to Be Republicans. Wait, What?!