Getting Past the Mass Shooting Carousel

APPLYING REASON TO THE IRRATIONAL During a Facebook conversation with a right-wing friend of mine (yes, I do have right-wing friends), he pointed out "while we prayed for the victims, you prayed the shooter wasn't a Muslim." I have to admit, he wasn't entirely wrong. I'm not one for prayer, and clearly I had deep... Continue Reading →

On Proving the Null Hypothesis in the Gun Debate

OR THE DIFFICULTIES OF ACADEMIC HONESTY The last couple of semesters I've had the unfortunate opportunity to talk about American gun culture and its¬†associated gun violence in real time. It's actually a great topic through which to understand the sociological imagination and to offer relevant lessons on how sociologists do our work. I try to... Continue Reading →

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