Where ideological issues such as Hong Kong and Taiwan are concerned, Australian lecturers tell of how a vocal minority of international Chinese students are attempting to police teaching materials and class discussions.2 weeks ago
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When variant forms of COVID appear, argues Robert Dingwall, we must, then, learn not to jump at shadows. No-one can ever say there will never be a risk – but everyday life is full of much more common risks that we tolerate because of the benefits that they deliver.3 weeks ago
The twin prods of a U.S. president trying to rebrand the coronavirus as the ‘China virus’ and a bloody attack in Atlanta that left six Asian women dead have brought to the fore a spate of questions about Asian Americans in the United States.
Sociologist Jennifer Lee is answering those questions.
A free webinar, scheduled for June 24, will focus on what we know about child poverty and how we know it: what do the economic and social sciences teach us about gainful approaches to reducing child poverty.1 month ago
“The argument of this book,” writes Richard Alba, “is not that whites will retain a numerical majority status, although I do not rule out such a possibility, but rather that mainstream expansion, which brings about a melding involving many whites, non-whites, and Hispanics, holds out the prospect of a new kind of societal majority.”1 month ago
To better understand the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s impact on American lives, Kyla Thomas and her peers worked with colleagues at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to develop an index of “pandemic misery.”2 months ago
In digitized global markets, how do local governments regulate competition? Andreas Kornelakis and Pauline Hublart looked at the question in “Digital markets, competition regimes and models of capitalism: A comparative institutional analysis of European and US responses to Google,” recently published in the journal Competition & Change.2 months ago
Un-modeling the ‘model minority’ — a term often used to describe Asian American populations in the United States — is […]2 months ago
On May 13, the American Academy of Political and Social Science hosted an online seminar, co-sponsored by SAGE Publishing, that […]2 months ago
Back in the day, I attended one of those schools where male character was thought to be formed by endless […]2 months ago
Lessons will be learned from this pandemic and it is right that there should be inquiries to spell them out. It will not, however, be helpful to see this as a partisan exercise in blaming individuals for acting within the limits of what was possible in systems that others had designed for very different purposes.2 months ago
The National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics seeks nominations for members of an ad hoc consensus study panel — sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau — to review and evaluate the quality of the 2020 Census.3 months ago