Archives / June 2020

  • by Darren Barany The mass protests against systemic white supremacist violence were sparked by the disturbing and sadistic display of the killing of George Floyd by Officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into the neck of Floyd for almost nine minutes. Floyd was handcuffed, compliant, and eventually unresponsive, and Chauvin maintained the “hold” even […]

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  • In his memory and in recognition of his commitment to nurture junior scholars, the Editorial Board of Critical Sociology has created the Erik Olin Wright Distinguished Article Award recognizing an outstanding contribution published each year in Critical Sociology. This award is given to a junior scholar or scholars for an article published in the journal’s pages the previous year, one […]

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  • Critical Sociology and Studies in Critical Social Sciences “Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.” George Carlin How are we to understand the transformation of universities in the age of globalization? Are […]

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  • 2019 AWARD WINNER – BEST PAPER BY A YOUNG SCHOLAR COURTNEY FRANTZ Courtney Frantz and Sujatha Fernandes, (2018) Whose Movement Is It? Strategic Philanthropy and Worker Centers, Critical Sociology, 44:4/5:645-660 DOI: 10.1177/0896920516661857 Courtney Frantz is a PhD Student and Graduate Center Fellow in the Sociology Department at the City University of New York Graduate Center […]

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  • by Nicole Trujillo-Pagán On Monday evening, I saw an unsurprising post on Latino Rebels about a video where a self-defined “ethnically ambiguous” woman is encouraged by her acting coach to change her name and “be Latin.” Surprisingly, I’m not the only one (beside her) who found the advice disturbing. I’m confused the post merited mention at all. […]

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  • March 4, 2018 - admin

    Left/Radical Publication Outlets

    Some say the election of Donald Trump, the advances of right-wing parties in Europe, the increasingly reactionary governments around the world, all reflect the rise of anti-liberal, anti-democratic tendencies worldwide.  In part, this is a response to the endless onslaught on working people everywhere of neoliberalism and the ravages of Financial Capital.  It is important […]

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  • HIDEO AOKI, Ph.D. Institute of Social Theory and Dynamics (https://www.istdjapan.org/english/) aoki@istdjapan.org    http://moonpoet.jimdo.com   Buraku Discrimination Burakumin (people living in disdained communities) are the biggest minority group in Japan. There are approximately 1.2 million Burakumin, who live in about 4,000 communities nationwide. Burakumin are a Japanese historical minority group. Buraku discrimination is a longstanding form of discrimination […]

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  • Can Corporate Power Be Controlled? Steps Toward A Constructive Liberal-Left Alliance G. William Domhoff Department of Sociology University of California, Santa Cruz Posted: January, 2018 ABSTRACT This document suggests possible steps that might make it possible for liberals and leftists to work together on economic programs and thereby have more success. However, the most immediate goal would […]

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  • Recommend Critical Sociology to your institution’s library; this will get you access to all the current, pending and past articles appearing in the journal. In the meantime, enjoy free access for a limited time.

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  • David Norman Smith and Eric Allen Hanley have a pair of forthcoming articles in Critical Sociology that explore the Trump election in more detail.  What follows is a preview of the argument they develop, accompanied by the statistical tables that ground this argument in data drawn from the American National Election Study. David Norman Smith University of Kansas, United States Eric […]

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