Fact and perception are simply different categories, neither of which is necessarily more important than the other, argues Steve Lubet. . The challenge for ethnographers lies in making clear and careful distinctions between what they have actually seen and what they have only heard about.
For decades, American society has normalized the presence of anti-Asian humor. Caricatured on television, belittled at comedy clubs, targeted on social media, and mocked in private conversations, this subtle, yet widely accepted form of racism dehumanizes the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
While poverty and inequality in the United States are appalling realities, it’s safe to say that a substantial body of myth enshrouds the sad facts. Join sociologists Mark Rank and Dawne Mouzon as they lead an hourlong online discussion on “Myths and Realities of U.S. Inequalities.”
On May 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT, the American Academy of Political and Social Science will host an online seminar, co-sponsored by SAGE Publishing, focused on international economic and policy approaches to environmental regulation. “A Turning Point for International Climate Policy? New Approaches to Environmental and Economic Cooperation” features this year’s recipient of the AAPSS Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, Nobel-winning economist William Nordhaus.
SAGE Publishing is inviting applications for the 2021 SAGE Concept Grant, which provides funding for new software tools for social science research. Now in its fourth year, the Concept Grant scheme has to date invested over £120,000 in the development of early-stage software solutions that solve common problems faced by social researchers.
On May 12 – Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Day – a series of online events will mark the release of a report on the status of these groups in science, analyze the new data, and aim to provide an understanding of what to do next.