Featured NewsCall for Papers for Special Issue of Evaluation Review: External Validity and Policy. Submit your paper today! Deadline: September 15, 2014.Special Issue: Social Psychology and Culture: Advancing ConnectionsWork and Occupations article “From the Shop Floor to the Kitchen Floor: Maternal Occupational Complexity and Children’s Reading and Math Skills” selected as one of five finalists in the international competition for the 2013 Rosabeth Kanter Award
Gender & Society study, Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse, featured on MSNBC
Robert Rotberg, Special Editor of the ANNALS March volume, Strengthening Governance in South Africa: Building on Mandela's Legacy, speaks on South Africa’s need for strengthened political leadership
Study from Work and Occupations article Blurred Boundaries: Gender and Work-Family Interference in Cross-National Context featured in Slate Magazine
Call for Papers: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, the official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Corporate Practices and Harmful Consequences: Learning from the Holocaust
The corporation is implicated in a wide range of activities that are profoundly deleterious to human well-being. The Holocaust, as organized and carried out by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP; the Nazis), is arguably the outstanding example of organized malevolence in modern times.
Podcast: Beauty and Status: The Illusion of Exchange in Partner Selection?
Scholars have long been interested in exchange and matching (assortative mating) in romantic partner selection. But many analyses of exchange, particularly those that examine beauty and socioeconomic status, fail to control for partners’ tendency to match each other on these traits.
Apologies of the Rich and Famous: Cultural, Cognitive, and Social Explanations of Why We Care and Why We Forgive
In recent years, U.S. and other Western media have inundated the public with celebrity apologies. The public (measured via representative opinion polls) then expresses clear ideas about who deserves forgiveness. Is forgiveness highly individualized or tied to broader social, cultural, and cognitive factors?
Religion, Motherhood, and the Spirit of Capitalism
Religion can help people cope with problems, but in the modern U.S. economy, it may also create problems for some women. Conservative Protestantism encourages women to avoid paid work when they have young children, but that is a preference many families cannot afford. To better understand how workplace outcomes may reflect religion, we examine whether conservative Protestant, mainline Protestant, Catholic, and non-religious women work the number of hours they prefer.
Subordination in Home Service Jobs: Comparing Providers of Home-Based Child Care, Elder Care, and Cleaning in France
Home-based service jobs have developed considerably across Western societies. In fact, chances are high that a working-class woman in France today will, at some point in her life, be a house cleaner, home-based child care provider, or home aide for the elderly. This article illuminates the variability of the forms of subordination experienced by women practicing these occupations in France.
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