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sociology and the bearded bourgeois white men

10.05.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

It has become a common exercise in sociology introductory classes to show students a lineup of the classics (normally Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim) and ask them what these three have in common. Answer: they are all bearded middle-class white males. This is, of course, a valid reminder of one of sociology’s core messages: ...

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Why a Holocaust Memorial Day?

01.28.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Here is why http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/4445811.stm http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/bergen-belsen/audio.php … and in order to remain vigilant – antisemitism is not a thing of the past, but, as Robert Fine reminds us in the latest issue of the European Sociologist (p.4), is often mistaken as such even by those who should be most aware of these things (i.e. us sociologists) One ...

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