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Help me find a quote about the historical imagination?

Help me find a quote about how people are reluctant to notice the effects of historical and/or social forces on their lives. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Please help me find a sociology career.

It's really time to get a career. Help me use my 3.2gpa sociology BA from a not good state school. Ideally would love a company that will assist me in getting an MA in Sociology. Read on for more of my interests and situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Racially loaded foot-in-mouth extraction, prevention

Please help me salvage this situation, if possible. I accidentally said something racist to someone I want to be my friend. [more inside]
posted by ferngully on Jun 25, 2011 - 56 answers

Doom and Gloom before it became mainstream

I'm looking for nonfiction books published prior to 1970 that focus on existential threats to life. I have Silent Spring (DDT), One Dimensional Man (consumerism), and The Population Bomb (population). [more inside]
posted by perhapses on Jun 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you point me to existing data on Native American health?

For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
posted by powerbumpkin on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

What should I do about this insensitive acquaintance from work?

What should I do about this insensitive acquaintance from work? [more inside]
posted by knz on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology?

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on May 14, 2011 - 13 answers

So I want to be a social studies textbook editor...

A few years ago I landed on this idea of what I think may really be the perfect fun-and-interesting job for me: a textbook editor. But even more so with social studies content. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking Beyond Catharsis

Where can one find resources on exploring psychology through film and literature? Which films, books, music, websites, and other media should be included in a psychology collection? How does media use psychology techniques in film making? Which media explain psychology subjects well? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for books similar to the "Up" series by Michael Apted

Looking for books that revisit a person or groups of people at different points in their lives, a la the "Up" series by Michael Apted. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheer up, kids.

[Subculture Filter] What is emo all about anyway? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Feb 13, 2011 - 19 answers

The Times They Are a-Changin'

In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Feb 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Where can find I data for TV ratings and/or newspaper sales before, during and after September 11th, 2001?

Where can find I data for TV ratings and/or newspaper sales before, during and after September 11th, 2001?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Feb 8, 2011 - 1 answer

One-Eyed Shrinks?

I cannot for the life of me remember the name of a particular social psychologist (personality psychologist? plain old psychologist?) who I learned about in a Psych 101 class. All I remember is he had an eyepatch and an unusually colorful or bizarre personal life. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense on Feb 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Name for girlfriend's sociology of fashion blog?

Name for girlfriend's sociology of fashion blog? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Jan 14, 2011 - 24 answers

Book suggestions?

I'm looking for some good, meaty non-fiction to read over Christmas break while I'm home from grad school. Something with difficult ideas, yet readable and contemporary, and taking a fairly "big picture" view of a particular field. Any suggestions? Examples below. [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Dec 12, 2010 - 46 answers

Some last-minute advice for a networking newbie?

I'm part of a committee at a sociology summit, which goes for two days and began today. Tomorrow's networking session, which will conclude the summit, is officially a half-hour long. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by DenLaerde on Oct 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention.

Help me choose my thesis topic, which exists somewhere in the confluence of techno-sociology, media studies, developmental psychology, and the study of attention. [more inside]
posted by Roach on Sep 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me instill the sociological imagination

I need to find interesting things for incoming freshmen to read in a social sciences seminar. [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Aug 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Bank a favor vs cold hard cash

Is it better to accept money for a favor or to bank the favor? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Aug 17, 2010 - 31 answers

Recommend some engaging ethnography

This recent link on the blue reminded me how fascinating ethnography can be. Now I have a hankering for some well-written works of anthropology or sociology that offer insight on different people and different ways of life. Please recommend some good books for me! This is for "pleasure reading," so really dense jargon is a turn-off, but they don't need to be written for a popular audience.
posted by bookish on Aug 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Swedish youth riots on a New Year's in 1953?

Industrial society and its past: Trying to find details and specifics about spontaneous youth riots on a New Year's Eve in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1950s. [more inside]
posted by renovatio1 on Jul 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Is there a word or phrase for this phenomenon?

Is there a word or phrase for this ethnocentric phenomenon of geography and social interaction? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Jul 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Fun, interesting books about psychology and sociology?

What are some interesting pop-psychology or pop-sociology books that I could read this summer? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jul 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Why men in the VIP are insecure?

Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

What works of sociology really changed the world?

What are the gripping must-reads in scientific sociology? What are sociological studies that really changed how we view certain cultures/groups etc? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Jun 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Who likes Rugby?

What are the cultural milieux for the various national rugby fraternities? [more inside]
posted by wilful on May 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Old Friends Old Flames

Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
posted by elis on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Who studies us and our systems?

What breakthrough researchers- with their methods & fields- are examining interactions between behavior and social structures. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on May 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Chicago School References

Please suggest concise references on the Chicago school of sociology, that are relevant to planning. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on May 9, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm looking for a talk given by two sociologists about how underground music is the driving force behind mainstream music.

I'm looking for a talk given by two sociologists about how underground music is the driving force behind mainstream music. [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Apr 9, 2010 - 3 answers

The mathematics of Social Systems Dynamics Research.

Assuming that I am going to be pursuing a PhD in mathematical sociology, applied mathematics, or organizational analysis with no background in higher math with only the resources to take a few classes at the local college how do I go about it? More info and 3 specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Apr 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Question re: Marx's theory of historical materialism?

According to some sources, Marx argued that the mechanism of social change was the contradiction between the material forces of production and the relations of production, whilst elsewhere it is argued that Marx saw social change as arising from the conflicting interests of different social classes. My question is, assuming that Marx stated that both of these contradictions brought about social change, what is the relationship between class conflict and the conflict between relations and forces of production?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Mar 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Films Where Gay Actors Play Gay Characters

Which gay characters in mainstream films have been played by gay actors? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 14, 2010 - 28 answers

Say cheese, Professor Lapiere!

Can you help me find a picture online of Prof. Richard LaPiere, the renowned sociologist?
posted by lioness on Mar 6, 2010 - 3 answers

What is the origin of the phrase "going on"?

I sometimes see the phrases 'to go on' and 'going on,' enclosed in quotation marks, mentioned in philosophy, sociology, social science, etc. To 'go on' seems to mean to accomplish everyday activity. But where does the phrase come from? Wittgenstein? Is it so obvious that no-one needs to cite it? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Mar 4, 2010 - 15 answers

How much U.S. crime is victimless?

Please help me find statistics on victimless crime. More specifically, I’m looking for statistics showing what proportion of U.S. crime during a given period—a month, a year, whatever—is considered victimless. (Without endorsing this definition, for this project I consider victimless crime to be crime that doesn’t involve direct harm to others: drug use not linked to violent trafficking, sodomy (pre-Lawrence v. Texas), public nudity, etc.)
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

What are the top academic journals in various fields?

What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 30, 2010 - 49 answers

Good Print on People

Help me discover engaging, popular-level sociology books. [more inside]
posted by PunkSoTawny on Jan 28, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I handle a fundamental conflict between my worldview and that of society at large?

I have certain feelings, beliefs, and opinions that don't seem to match those of the rest of the Western World. I feel like I'm going crazy. What, if anything, can I do to deal with it? [more inside]
posted by Xezlec on Jan 24, 2010 - 121 answers

Witty title about online college and sociology.

I have found a grad program I am interested in that seems like a good join between my interests and making money. However, I need to have a little more soc/psych before I begin taking it. I am trying to find online classes to accomplish this but I'm having trouble finding A) affordable and B) online. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jan 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Historical attitudes towards dreams?

I'd like to learn about the history of what people have thought about dreams and dreaming, particularly in Western culture in the broad period between medieval times and Freud. What books or other resources discuss this in a serious, thorough fashion? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jan 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Yesterday, I was against oppression. Today, I'm using it for my benefit.

Examples from history of groups who were oppressed becoming oppressors? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Dec 29, 2009 - 37 answers

Eye contact

Why do (American) women tend to avoid casual eye contact with men as they walk by, enter an elevator, etc... I know there is the obvious issue of not wanting to appear “interested” or send a sexual signal...but does that explain everything? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Dec 16, 2009 - 79 answers

Foucault's episteme vs. Kuhn's paradigm

Need help finding passages where Foucault concentrates on the concept of the episteme in his The Order of Things. Would also like some help with comparing this concept to Kuhn's paradigm idea. [more inside]
posted by coraline on Dec 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Habermas

Can anybody explain Habermas in brief? Or point me to some good resources (other than wikipedia)?
posted by moorooka on Nov 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Sharif wore a cape, and other soch bio's.

Are there books on the history of sociology (or social psycology) told through the sociologists? [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Oct 25, 2009 - 2 answers

Por favor: help me find "cultural immersion" podcasts

I used to enjoy a podcast titled "Josh in Japan" produced by an ordinary guy living in Japan who talked about his daily experiences adjusting to Japanese culture. I am looking for other podcasts in this vein. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Oct 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Uh...hang on, just give me a minute.

What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Oct 12, 2009 - 44 answers

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