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How the Brazilian Elite Delegitimize Demands for Greater Racial Equality

Brazilian elite have an enduring resistance to acknowledging the existence and the pernicious effects of racism in shaping the country’s contemporary social relations. These effects will have major implications on the way Brazil will continue to react toward prejudices and color-blind racism. Something that Brazilian author Luiz Trindade says is “problematic for Brazil and all Brazilians.”

10 months ago
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Tamiflu and the Ethics of the British Medical Journal

No one expected Tamiflu to be a wonder drug, but indications are that it’s moderately useful in fighting a serious public health threat. But that message was lost last week in an ill-starred rush to beat up on ‘wicked’ Big Pharma, argues Robert Dingwall.

6 years ago
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The New Academic Elitism

In academia, elitism seems to be taking root, and privilege seems to matter more and more. Daniel Nehring discusses the consequences.

6 years ago
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Introducing Grace Conyers

We are thrilled to introduce to you a new blogger to the Social Science Space blogging team, Grace Conyers. We […]

6 years ago
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Sociology Outside Academia

Why academics’ misunderstanding of the epistemology and politics of science is leading them to silently and uncritically support the politics of the powers that be.

6 years ago
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