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The Ferguson Syllabus


Sociologists for Justice provide a compelling list of readings that illuminate the society-wide problems behind the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Ferguson Syllabus

Sociologists for Justice have compiled a compelling and engaging list of readings that inform the socio-historical context of the events in Ferguson, MO.

Sociologists Take Historic Stand on Racism and Police Brutality

Over 1400 sociologists have signed an open letter calling for immediate action and reform of racist police practices and police brutality.

9 Things You Can Do to Help End Racism

There are many things you can do to help end racism. This modest list targets racism at the individual, community, and national levels.

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault's contributions to how we understand knowledge and power are still widely relevant today. Get to know the man and his work.


Discourse, the structure and content of our thought and communication, has powerful implications for people's rights, safety, and well-being.

Why Breastfeeding in Public Is Taboo

Some say that taboos around breastfeeding in public exist because of the U.S.'s Puritanical roots, but I see darker and more dangerous reasons.

Sociology of Knowledge

The sociology of knowledge is a subfield devoted to researching and theorizing the socially situated processes of knowledge formation and knowing.


Globalization is an unfolding process that plays out in social, economic, political, and cultural ways that reflect the values of the world's elite.

Sociology of Globalization

A subfield of sociology that includes research focused on the economic, political, and cultural aspects and implications of a globally integrated society.

Why They Come

A sociologist explains what the child migrant crisis has to do with global capitalism and U.S. foreign policy.

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