Gun violence does not exist in isolation. It is a symptom of a larger, societal disease.
If more guns were the solution, the United States would be the safest nation on Earth...and Yemen would be the second safest.
LAW AND ORDER, TRUMPISM AND "US AGAINST THEM" Protests in the streets, mass shootings, police shootings, political gridlock. What in the world is wrong with our country? I hear this all the time. It's hard for a sociologist to answer. We have so many variables running through our brains, all of which we are, by training, locked... Continue Reading →
A POWERFUL ANALYSIS FROM JOSS FONG AT VOX.COM For another perspective, check out this analysis from MSB done back in October. Fong uses Idaho, I looked at Vermont as compared to Louisiana. What's the difference?
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 →