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Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.

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Economists talk money. Politicians talk government. On This Week in Sociological Perspective we talk money, politics, and everything else that makes the world go ‘round, offering insight on society, public affairs, and news of the week. Guest authors join your host, UC-Berkeley Professor Samuel Roundfield Lucas, to transcend the headlines through fascinating research in sociology.

    Generosity, Media, and Social Good & Big Data Policing and Segregation

    Generosity, Media, and Social Good & Big Data Policing and Segregation

    This week we discuss a woman in England who uses her drone in service to others. And, I recently spoke with Professor Scott Duxbury of the University of North Carolina about his recent paper titled “The Boys in Blue Are Watching You: The Shifting Metropolitan Landscape and Big Data Police Surveillance in the United States.” The paper is to be published in Social Problems, and is co-authored by Nafeesa Andrabi.
    Segment 1 -- Scott Duxbury on “The Boys in Blue Are Watching You: The Shifting Metropolitan Landscape and Big Data Police Surveillance in the United States”
    Segment 2 -- A generous dog-lover uses her drone to help rescue lost dogs for free

    • 32 min
    Insurers demand police reform & Men’s declining interest in having children

    Insurers demand police reform & Men’s declining interest in having children

    This week we discuss the insertion of a new player in the fight to reform policing in the United States. And, I recently spoke with Dr. Robert Bozick, Director of the Houston Population Research Center of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, about his recent paper titled “An increasing disinterest in fatherhood among childless men in the United States: A brief report.” The paper is to be published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, and is sole-authored.
    Segment 1 -- Robert Bozick on “An increasing disinterest in fatherhood among childless men in the United States: A brief report.”
    Segment 2 -- Insurer's financial hammer and motivating police departments to reform

    • 50 min
    Learning from remote instruction & Analogizing the American corporation

    Learning from remote instruction & Analogizing the American corporation

    This week we discuss results from the natural experiment of COVID-era remote instruction for 9 year olds. But first, I recently spoke with Professor Carly Knight of New York University about her recent paper titled “Classifying the corporation: the role of naturalizing analogies in American corporate development, 1870–1930.” The paper is to be published in the Socio-Economic Review and is sole-authored.
    Segment 1 – Carly Knight on “Classifying the corporation: the role of naturalizing analogies in American corporate development, 1870–1930”
    Segment 2 – The COVID-era natural experiment of remote instruction and what it tells us about schools

    • 38 min
    Wildfire in personal and public perspective & Poverty, lead exposure, and learning

    Wildfire in personal and public perspective & Poverty, lead exposure, and learning

    This week we discuss emerging controversy in how reporters cover wildfires. And, I recently spoke with Geoffrey Wodtke, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, about his recent paper titled “Toxic Neighborhoods: The Effects of Concentrated Poverty and Environmental Lead Contamination on Early Childhood Development.” The paper is to be published in Demography, and is co-authored by Sagi Ramaj, and Jared Schachner.
    Segment 1 -- Geoffrey Wodtke on “Toxic Neighborhoods: The Effects of Concentrated Poverty and Environmental Lead Contamination on Early Childhood Development”
    Segment 2 – Wildfire in personal and public perspective

    • 36 min
    Citizen Stakeouts of Ballot Drop-boxes & Race, Access to Good Nearby Schools, and Charter School Entry

    Citizen Stakeouts of Ballot Drop-boxes & Race, Access to Good Nearby Schools, and Charter School Entry

    This week we discuss citizen stakeouts of ballot drop-boxes. And, I recently spoke with Patrick Denice, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, about his recent paper titled “Spatial Mismatch and the Share of Black, Hispanic, and White Students Enrolled in Charter Schools.” The paper is to be published in Sociology of Education and is sole-authored.
    Segment 1 -- Patrick Denice on “Spatial Mismatch and the Share of Black, Hispanic, and White Students Enrolled in Charter Schools.”
    Segment 2 – Citizen Stakeouts of Ballot Drop-boxes

    • 34 min
    Airbnb and Collective Memory & Neighborhood Dogs’ Impact on Crime

    Airbnb and Collective Memory & Neighborhood Dogs’ Impact on Crime

    This week we discuss national implications of some of the characteristics advertised as amenities on Airbnb. But first, I recently spoke with Nicolo Pinchak of Ohio State University about his recent paper titled “Paws on the Street: Neighborhood-Level Concentration of Households with Dogs and Urban Crime.” The paper is to be published in Social Forces, and is co-authored by Christopher R. Browning, Bethany Boettner, Catherine A. Calder, Jake Tarrence.
    Segment 1 -- Nicolo Pinchak on “Paws on the Street: Neighborhood-Level Concentration of Households with Dogs and Urban Crime.”
    Segment 2 -- Airbnb and Collective Memory: Slave Cabins Rehabbed and Marketed as Luxury Accommodations of Southern Hospitality

    • 38 min

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