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The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.

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    • Ciencias sociales

The Annex is an academic sociology-themed podcast. It discusses news, debates, and research findings that are of interest to professional sociology scholars.

    How Society Handles Mental Health Problems

    How Society Handles Mental Health Problems

    Today, we discuss how society handles its mental health problems. Our guest is Neil Gong from the University of Michigan. Neil recently published "Between Tolerant Containment an d Concerted Constraint: Managing Madness for the City and the Privileged Family" in the American Sociological Review.



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    By Unknown - Università degli Studi di Milano Centro Apice, Archivio storico, Archivio proprio, serie 7, Carteggio articolato sul titolario, b. 100, fasc. 82., CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

    • 39 min
    Internet Mob Justice

    Internet Mob Justice

    Today's episode of The Annex discusses Internet mob justice in the face of unsolved crimes. We ask what happens when the Internet tries to solve an urgent crime through collaborations on social media and Internet forums.



    Our guest is Penn Pantumsinchai from the University of Hawaii. Penn published "Armchair detectives and the social construction of falsehoods: an actor–network approach" in Information, Communication, and Society. She also co-hosts a sociology podcast called The Social Breakdown, which we covered earlier this year.



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    By VOA News - Presumably a VOA work: Image was shown with VOA watermark and "VOA" in corner without any further source, in an article where images from other sources were properly attributed to those sources instead., Public Domain, Link

    • 37 min
    Financialization of Higher Education

    Financialization of Higher Education

    We meet with Charlie Eaton (University of California, Merced) to discuss the increasing role of finance in higher education. Charlie was recently the lead author of "The Financialization of U.S. Higher Education" in Socio-Economic Review. 



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    By Pixabay - https://www.pexels.com/photo/200-euro-between-500-euro-164529/, CC0, Link

    • 44 min
    Valuing Public Scholarship

    Valuing Public Scholarship

    In this episode, we discuss #scicomm, its role in academic work, and its intersection with gender in the academic workplace. What is the value of a scholar's production on new media?



    Our guest today is Marybeth Stalp from the University of Northern Iowa. We are also joined by special guest host Sarah Patterson from the University of Michigan.



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    By Unknown - postcard, Public Domain, Link

    • 22 min
    A Masculine Cure for Toxic Masculinity?

    A Masculine Cure for Toxic Masculinity?

    Today, The Annex discusses a recent article in Harper's, which describes a commercial male retreat that is designed to address the ill effects of toxic masculinity.



    Our guest today is Marybeth Stalp from the University of Northern Iowa. We are also joined by special guest host Sarah Patterson from the University of Michigan.



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    By Sarahmirk - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

    • 20 min
    First Round Recommendation Letters

    First Round Recommendation Letters

    Should departments be asking for first-round letters when hiring professors?



    Our guest today is Marybeth Stalp from the University of Northern Iowa. We are also joined by special guest host Sarah Patterson from the University of Michigan.



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    By Jon BodsworthOriginal uploader was Zerida at en.wikipedia - Original source found here: http://www.egyptarchive.co.uk/html/hidden_treasures/hidden_treasures_06.html, and copyright info is found here: http://www.egyptarchive.co.uk/html/contact.html, Copyrighted free use, Link

    • 9 min

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