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The Popularity of the iPhone explained Sociologically

So it’s that time of the year again, when Apple Inc. is back in the headlines. The company only yesterday released the newest flagship models for its immensely popular iPhone brand of smartphones. 713 more words


'Why Should A Subject Like Sociology Even Exist?'

When someone puts a question like the above, perhaps most students and professionals related to Sociology (like this author) will be outright offended and even respond choose to respond harshly. 709 more words

Public Sociology

Review of Social Media for Academics

I have written many times on this blog about my own experiences of using social media and other digital tools for academic work and my research focusing on how other academics are doing this. 410 more words

Digital Cultures

on non-academic writing, as well as the benefits of jargon and time

I’ve been thinking a lot about academics who do non-academic writing.  One of my favorites is Molly Worthen, who writes regularly for The New York Times.   705 more words


What does public sociology mean in an age of social media?

This looks like an important read (HT Org Theory) for anyone interested in the intersections of digital sociology and public sociology:

I informally examine how the idea of public sociology has been ašected by the rise of social media.

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Digital Capitalism And Digital Social Science

Discrimination or Prejudice: An Exploration of Political Marginalization on Cornell's Campus

Note to readers:  I wrote this long form piece for a narrative and literary journalism class.  The goal was to report on a community that was either marginalized or in the margins of a society.   2,330 more words

Life In Iowa

Public Sociology at Salem State University

Welcome to the class blog for Sara Moore’s SOC 250: Public Sociology course at Salem State University!  Here you’ll find students’ posts relating current events to social science research. 419 more words