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Happy Mother’s Day: Kids’ Screen Time is a Feminist Issue

Portable electronics like smartphones and tablets are indispensable tools for mothers and caregivers. Why do we shame them for allowing kids screen time?
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Man, Interrupting

Do men interrupt more than women? Why? A look at the research on gender and interrupting.
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Rethinking College Admissions

It’s news to precisely no one that college admissions still favor the rich. A number of studies in recent years have explored the process.
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Membership in the Communist Party of China: Who is Being Admitted and How?

The composition of the Communist Party of China has evolved considerably since the party was founded in 1921.
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Cultural Capital

Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's 1970s concept of cultural capital has been co-opted by economics, racial studies, and education.

Which Kids Get Help in Class?

Addressing which students receive the most help.

What Students are Forgetting this Summer

The gap between students when it comes to educational achievement may come down to more than schools.

Heat Waves: 20 Years After Chicago

Two articles look at the sociological impact of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, which killed 700 people.

Hiring, Cultural Fit, and Discrimination

Executives make hiring decisions more by markers of social class than by actual qualifications.

Why Growing More Food Won’t Stop Hunger

Hunger is still a major issue. At the same time, the world produces twice as much food as it needs.