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Orlando Patterson in The Chronicle on "How sociologists made themselves irrelevant"

Harvard sociology professor Orlando Patterson recently had an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on “How sociologists made themselves irrelevant.” He discusses how sociologists have had almost no influence on the design of policies dealing with poverty among black youth and related problems such as unemployment, gangs and incarceration, despite the fact that these topics have been core topics of sociological research for decades. 135 more words


Sociology in an Era of Rising Inequalities

by Herbert J. Gans

The United States, like other modern economies, is experiencing a new and possibly long-lasting era of rising economic inequality, which may result in further political and class inequality. 935 more words


“People are living books. The real library of life is community.” Thank you all!

While 2014 is coming to an end and 2015 is knocking on our doors, I want to thank every one of you for being here and for making this community what it really is. 230 more words

Political Economy

The original email that started Occupy Wall Street

On September 17, 2011 thousands of women and men gathered in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district.  It was a day when Occupy Wall Street (#OccupyWallStreet) movement was publicly born, garadually receiving global attention and spawning the grassroots protests against social and economic inequality all over the US. 772 more words


Theodor Adorno on philosophy‬, academia and the market

Theodor W. Adorno:

“Out of piety, laziness, and calculation, ‪‎philosophy‬ continues to muddle through in an ever narrower academic framework, and even there, it is increasingly being replaced with organized tautology.

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