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Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE for Sociology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
This unit introduces students to key concepts and debates in sociology and explores contemporary issues in Australian society. We explore social identities, social inequalities and social transformations, and examine a range of substantive areas which may include youth culture, consumption, media, popular culture, health and illness, social movements, globalisation and sustainability. This collection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License.
 
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In her phenomenal new book God’s Property: Islam, Charity, and the Modern State (U California Press, 2021), Nada Moumtaz charts the historical continuities and disjunctures as well contemporary paradoxes shadowing the intellectual and sociological career of waqf or Islamic charity/endowment in modern Lebanon. Nimbly moving between layered textual a…
 
Today, The Annex Sociology Podcast meets the person behind the Twitter account of Steak Umm, a commercial meat product. Nathan Allebach is a social media marketer at Allebach Communications. He used sociology and social scientific theory and research to push Steak Umm’s Twitter following to six-figure audiences. We discuss how this happened, and se…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Owusu Kwarteng about the issue of exams and the stress, pressure and mental health issues that accompany the practice. The discussion focuses on why exams are becoming increasingly anxiety inducing and what could possibly be introduced to replace them.Matthew Wilkin
 
For this episode I spoke to Michael Rosino about his book Debating the Drug War: Race, Politics, and the Media which comes from a detailed analysis of the discourse on drug policy and race in newspapers and the comment sections of their online versions. Michael tells me about the discourses he identified which often deny racism and racial oppressio…
 
In Domestic Contradictions: Race and Gendered Citizenship from Reconstruction to Welfare Reform (Duke UP, 2021), Priya Kandaswamy analyzes how race, class, gender, and sexuality shaped welfare practices in the United States alongside the conflicting demands that this system imposed upon Black women. She turns to an often-neglected moment in welfare…
 
Computational models of urbanism—smart cities that use data-driven planning and algorithmic administration—promise to deliver new urban efficiencies and conveniences. Yet these models limit our understanding of what we can know about a city. A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences (Princeton UP, 2021) reveals how cities encompass myriad…
 
The Koli community in Mumbai-which has been practicing fishing for centuries-has experienced rapid changes over the last few decades, in the forms of increased mechanization, export of fish to global markets, and the pressure of urbanization on their living and workspaces. The capitalist transformation in fishing has altered what was once a caste-b…
 
In this episode, Jarrett Robert Rose discusses his work on culture, consciousness, health and in particular, mental health. You can follow Jarrett on his Twitter page here - https://twitter.com/jarrettrose4Matthew Wilkin
 
There's a lot of hype about robots; some of it is scary and some of it utopian. In this accessible book, two robotics experts reveal the truth about what robots can and can't do, how they work, and what we can reasonably expect their future capabilities to be. It will not only make you think differently about the capabilities of robots; it will mak…
 
Focusing on the world of Norwegian Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in the aftermath of significant reforms, Aleksandra Bartoszko's book Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway: The Pharmaceutical Other (Routledge, 2021) casts a critical light on the intersections between medicine and law, and the ideologies infusing the notions of "individual choic…
 
Today, The Annex surveys the exciting field of neurosociology, which blends research on social behavior with brain research. Our guests are Rengin Firat (UC Riverside), Kalina Michalska (UC Riverside), and William Kalkhoff (Kent State). Host Joseph N Cohen (CUNY Queens College) Photo Credit. By Dale Mahalko – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons…
 
In this episode, Dr George Musgrave reads chapter one of his book with Sally Anne Gross entitled 'Can Music make you sick; measuring the price of musical ambition' You can follow George on Twitter - @DrGMusgrave Chapter two will be coming soon!Matthew Wilkin
 
Few figures stand as prominently in Marxist theory and history as V.I. Lenin. The revolutionary who played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in world history has received reverence, damnation, and everything in between, but much of that response depends on deep misunderstandings of both what he thought and what he did. This misunde…
 
Oklahoma's Black towns aren't just places of the past - they maintain an enduring allure, and look toward the future, argues Karla Slocum in her new book, Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West (UNC Press, 2019). Dr. Slocum, the Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy and a professor of Anthropolo…
 
Why are white evangelicals the most skeptical major religious group in America regarding climate change? Previous scholarship has pointed to cognitive factors such as conservative politics, anti-science attitudes, aversion to big government, and theology. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork, Robin Veldman's book The Gospel of Climate Skepticism: Why E…
 
Guest Editor Miranda Waggoner discusses the special issue, "Findings, Challenges, and Future Directions in Medical Sociology" published as the September 2021 issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
 
All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American culture. Studying the Ozarks offers the ability to explore American life through the lens of one of the last remaining cultural frontiers in American society. Perhaps because the Ozarks were relatively isolated from mainstream American society, or …
 
In this episode, we discuss key terms that are useful for those of you starting a Sociology course for the first time. Whether it is GCSE, AS, A-level, degree or foundation then here we have key terms that you will need to add to your sociological language.Matthew Wilkin
 
Drawing from forty years of experience, Julia Brannen offers an invaluable account of how research in family studies is conducted and 'matters' at particular times. Social Research Matters: A Life in Family Sociology (Bristol UP, 2019) covers key developments in the field and vital issues which remain of pressing concern to Britain and the world. B…
 
In this episode, Daniel Morrison sits down with Patricia Homan (Florida State University) to discuss the impact of structural sexism on the wellbeing of religiously active people. Patricia published “Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System” in the American Sociological Review, …
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Ben Hine from the University of West London. Ben is a senior lecturer in Psychology and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ben is also a co-founder of the Men and Boys coalition (http://www.menandboyscoalition.org.uk), a network of organisations, academics, journalists, professionals …
 
To envision and create the futures we want, society needs an appropriate understanding of the likely impact of alternative actions. Data models and visualizations offer a way to understand and intelligently manage complex, interlinked systems in science and technology, education, and policymaking. Atlas of Forecasts: Modeling and Mapping Desirable …
 
Author S. L. Crawley discusses their article, "Smithing Queer Empiricism: Engaging Ethnomethodology for a Queer Social Science," published in the September 2021 issue of Sociological Theory.
 
In this episode, students from BHASVIC college consider the issue of sexism in video games. Aimee, Seb, Nell and Daisy used the work of Anita Sarkeesian as inspiration into their own research to highlight the language often used by gamers towards female players.Matthew Wilkin
 
Authors José W. Meléndez, Maria Martinez-Cosio discuss their article, "Differentiating Participation: Identifying and Defining Civic Capacities Used by Latino Immigrants in Participatory Budgeting," published in the September 2021 issue of City & Community.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we think about care. Care work has long been devalued – the daily labors of sustaining the well-being of individuals and community members were seen as natural duties belonging to women, and did not receive recognition as labor. However, with the COVID-19 crisis, the popular media is increasingly valorizing car…
 
Howard speaks to Juha Kaakinen, CEO of Y-Foundation, a global leader in implementing the "Housing First principle" and a clear example of how genuine progress can be made in concretely addressing homelessness. Howard Burton is the founder of Ideas Roadshow, Ideas on Film and host of the Ideas Roadshow Podcast. He can be reached at howard@ideasroads…
 
In The Cultural Impact of RuPaul's Drag Race: Why are we all Gagging? (Intellect, 2021) Cameron Crookston has compiled chapters from scholars in theatre and performance studies, English literature, cultural anthropology, media studies, linguistics, sociology, and marketing. The collection analyzes the global impact of RuPaul's drag race on local, l…
 
Despite promises from politicians, nonprofits, and government agencies, Chicago's most disadvantaged neighborhoods remain plagued by poverty, failing schools, and gang activity. In Building a Better Chicago: Race and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment, Dr. Teresa Irene Gonzales shows us how, and why, these promises have gone unfulfilled, r…
 
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Karenza Moore. Karenza is a Lecturer in Sociology of Crime at Newcastle University, UK, and has researched drugs, drug use and drug policy for 18 years. Her work explores drug prevalence, patterns, and emerging drug trends; meanings, motivations and consequences of drug use; and the impacts of drug prohibition. …
 
Resolving the Contemporary Tensions of Regional Places: What Japan Can Teach Us offers a fresh and unique view of regional society, regional economies and the future of regional places. Anthony S. Rausch takes up contemporary and fundamentally universal regional-place tensions-regional relocation, local finance, and leadership, local economies toge…
 
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