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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.

Jun 25, 2021

This week we juxtapose two recent federal legislative actions: one, the new federal Juneteenth holiday; the other, the heretofore failed effort to pass the “For the People” act. And, I recently spoke with Professor Benjamin Cornwell of Cornell University about his recent paper titled “Network Structure in Small Groups and Survival in Disasters.” The paper is to be published in Social Forces, and is co-authored by Jing-Mao Ho.

Segment 1 -- Benjamin Cornwell on “Network Structure in Small Groups and Survival in Disasters.”

Segment 2 -- The Juneteenth federal holiday, the For the People act, and congressional responses to recognition versus redistribution proposals