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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.

Apr 16, 2021

With reports that an Instagram for children is under development, we draw sociological insights on the move and the backlash. And, I speak with Professor Jacob Felson of William Patterson University about his recent paper titled “Online or in Person? Examining College Decisions to Reopen during the COVID-19 Pandemic...


Apr 6, 2021

This week we discuss new estimates of the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine for young teenagers. And, I recently spoke with Professor Martha Copp of East Tennessee State University about her new paper titled “We’ve Come a Long Way, Guys! Rhetorics of Resistance to the Feminist Critique of Sexist Language.” The...


Mar 5, 2021

This week we discuss the concept of cancel culture, in the context of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ recommendation to avoid the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. And, I recently spoke with Professor Pilar Gonalons-Pons of the University of Pennsylvania about her recent paper titled “Exit, voice,...


Feb 26, 2021

This week we discuss what appears to be a sad development for computing–Fry’s electronics has gone out of business. And, I recently spoke with Professor Sarah Font of Pennsylvania State University about her recent paper titled “The Scope, Nature, and Causes of Child Abuse and Neglect.” The paper was...


Feb 18, 2021

This week we consider the justice implicated in a warning the National Basketball Association gave LeBron James for an on-court violation that the referee did not call. And, I recently spoke with Professor Mahesh Somashekhar of the University of Illinois at Chicago about his recent paper titled “Racial Inequality...