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How to Find Reliable Data
Monday, September 24, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer One of the big challenges students face in writing research papers is finding reliable sources of data. This challenge isn’t exclusive to students: many people might need a refresher course in what constitutes a reliable source. First,...

Meaning Making and Health
Friday, September 21, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer Peter Kaufman’s recent post about his experience with stage IV lung cancer is an important reminder that our bodies—particularly as they appear and function at this moment—and our overall health, are temporary. And yet we often perceive...

A Sociology of My Death
Friday, September 14, 2018
By Peter Kaufman I’m dying. I don’t mean this figuratively—like I’m dying of thirst or dying to visit Hawaii. I mean it quite literally. I have incurable, stage IV lung cancer. I was diagnosed in June 2017, a few months...

Being a Temporary Foreigner
Monday, September 10, 2018
By Karen Sternheimer As C. Wright Mills noted in The Sociological Imagination, one of our tasks as sociologists is to “make the familiar strange.” Traveling to a foreign country—especially one where you barely speak the language—is a great way to...

Bridging Divided Values?
Monday, September 03, 2018
By Jonathan Wynn Our national political divide seems to be widening. Our opinions have diverged, and we seem to have developed an ever increasing “us and them” national character. This summer I read four books on the topic, varying in...