Why is sociology absent in public debates … why do sociologists have so...– Wolfgang Streeck, in an essay on public sociology. Hat tip to The Sociological Imagination (in more ways than one).
I called tumblr soon after the semester started.
nortonsoc: It seems appropriate that sociologists would hop on this meme a couple of weeks after it jumped the shark. Nevertheless it’s very funny.
Press Freedom Index 2011-2012 - Reporters Without... →
Reporters Without Borders released their annual “Press Freedom Index” this week. The United States ranks in 47th place, owing “its fall of 27 places to the many arrests of journalist covering Occupy Wall Street protests.”
‘Slut’ is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say ‘yes’....– angels-and-angles (via mikroblogolas)
If tax cuts create jobs, why didn’t the Bush tax cuts work?– On-point question by the National Journal’s Beth Reinhard. Newt blamed the timing for its failure to work. (Reposting because it’s a good quote and Tumblr’s acting weird tonight.)
Newt Gingrich, Back From the Dead →
The debate bump had two parts. One was reactionary—voters felt that Gingrich had put Fox News’ Juan Williams in his place for suggesting that Gingrich might have been racially insensitive when he called President Obama a “food stamp president.” As one voter told me, “When I hear the Juans of the world, I get upset.” A handful of the things Gingrich has said have...
First Mitt won Iowa, then he lost Iowa? It’s a classic Romney flip-flop.– STEPHEN COLBERT, being brilliant, on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity, masculinity - and the...– Leslie Feinberg (via doyourememberpassion)
It must be tough for Republicans to love America so much but hate almost...– Jon Stewart (via xombebe) They’ve got the worst White Savior complex. “We’re saving you from yourselves! Forget what you tell us you want! We know better and we’re here to help! Bootstraps!” (via stfuconservatives) Yeah… When I hear what the Republican President-wannabes have to say about...
Tucson schools bans books by Chicano and Native... →
kahs2012: TUCSON — Outrage was the response to the news that Tucson schools has banned books, including “Rethinking Columbus,” with an essay by award-winning Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko, who lives in Tucson, and works by Buffy Sainte Marie, Winona LaDuke, Leonard Peltier and Rigoberta Menchu. The decision to ban books follows the 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday by the Tucson Unified School District...
Social reality is ultimately contingent: human beings make (and re-make) the...– Elaine Coburn (via sociologic) Troof.
The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and...– Dr. Wayne Dyer (via knowapower)