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Education & Society
The Racism of History Textbooks
How history textbooks reinforced narratives of racism, and the fight to change those books from the 1940s to the present.
Visual Literacy in the Age of Open Content
We need a visual literacy to help us negotiate new ways of seeing, but also new ways of accessing, manipulating, and reusing visual content.
Challenging Columbus Day
More and more states are choosing not to honor Columbus Day celebrations. We look back at the history of the holiday.
How and Why Public Opinion on the Death Penalty Changed
A look at the American public's ambivalent opinion of the death penalty.
Should Cell Phones Be Used in the Classroom?
When schools welcome the use of cell phones and other technologies in the classroom.
MacArthur Foundation Winners’ Work at JSTOR
Articles by three of this year's MacArthur Foundation Fellows.
“Victim Culture” and Victim Blaming
The critique of contemporary "victim culture" has parallels to the critique of "victim feminism" of the 1990s.
How Reforms to Rape Law Changed Our Understanding of the Crime
Reforms to rape law in the 1970s and 1980s transformed the definition of rape and brought the crime out of the shadows.
Los Alamos Had a Secret Library
The Manhattan Project needed an instant library in Los Alamos built from scratch and in secrecy--this is how it was done.
When Academics Become Uncool
A sociologist wonders about the state of being uncool in the discipline and academia in general.
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