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This Week in Sociological Perspective, video
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.

Feb 27, 2014

Segment 1 – "Lawmakers push to end 'scream rooms' for punishing students"; Fox News

Segment 2 -- Sara Sternberg Greene on low-income households' varying strategies for dealing with debt

Segment 3 - "Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays";

Selected Keywords: Student discipline, scream rooms,...

Feb 21, 2014

Segment 1 – "Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings"; Los Angeles Times

Segment 2 - "‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel says"; CNN

Selected Keywords: Generic drugs, property rights, crimes against humanity, North Korea, sovereignty

Feb 13, 2014

This Week in Sociological Perspective is on hiatus for the week of Monday, February 10th. During this week we will attempt to resolve audio-video sync problems, as well as pixelation problems, that have harmed the video version, as well as the audio drop-out problem that has harmed both versions in the previous week. We...

Feb 6, 2014

This Week in Sociological Perspective, for the week of Thursday, February 6, 2014

Segment 1 – "New Fed chief Janet Yellen let’s a long career of breaking barriers speak for itself"; Washington Post

Segment 2 – Professor Emily Huddart Kennedy on downshifting motives and effects

Segment 3 – "Push for Preschool...