Powerful actors in Africa and the United States may be fully on board with a new Green Revolution, yet there is also a growing political debate about potential costs and how to counter-act them. Sociology professor Ron Aminzade discusses the issues.August 28, 2014
A recent study, published in The American Sociological Review, aimed to see whether the stress of work-life conflicts could be eased if employees had more control over their schedules, including being able to work from home. As might be expected, the answer was yes -- but before everyone deserts their desks, some important caveats bear consideration. U of M sociology professor Erin Kelly comments on her research.August 26, 2014
On Monday, many Minnesota students start the school year. The back-to-school season often means a return to stories about students' lives. When the subject is teen girls, the framing of these stories -- by both the media and society -- often follows a familiar pattern. U of M College of Liberal Arts professor Shayla Thiel-Stern comments on her latest book.August 26, 2014
Recent polling shows that white Americans and African Americans have completely different perspectives on recent events in Ferguson, Mo., with just 37% of whites saying that the police shooting raises important issues about race, compared to 80% of African Americans. U of M sociology professor Christopher Uggen comments on his research.August 21, 2014
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