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Crises like the ongoing pandemic are opportunities to re-examine the taken-for-granted. While some of us re-consider the differential risk of engaging in everyday activities, others of us consider how organizational forms and markets could change to support wider interests. To explore the latter point, Virginia Commonwealth University Prof. Victor Tan Chen and I wrote aContinue reading “How can cooperative and alternative forms promote resiliency”
Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. The Plague Dissident #1 I remember the exact moment when I realized that I had a very different attitude toward the pandemic than many others. It was in the late Spring of 2020. IContinue reading “The Plague Dissident #2”
Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. There’s a saying – “Get woke, go broke.” If a media franchise, like a television or film series, adopts a social justice tone, things will go poorly. The saying draws attention to two issues.Continue reading “Woke is Not Always Broke”
Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. My opinion about teaching social theory is simple. Avoid history of social thought, philosophy of social science, and meta theory. Instead, present the basic ideas of sociology as you see them and illustrate themContinue reading “The Expert Teacher Fallacy: A Response to Andrew Perrin about Teaching Social Theory”
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Katherine Chen is a sociologist at CUNY. Read more about her at enablingcreativechaos.com. Fabio Rojas is a sociologist at Indiana University. Read more about him at fabiorojas.net.
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