The Two Way Street of Identity

Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner and the Process of Identity The Rachel Dolezal case is interesting in its consequences with regard to identity. One of the presumed defining features of our times is the seemingly flexible concept of personal identity. There was a time when identity was a fairly stable construct, but in what is referred... Continue Reading →

Conformity and Police Brutality

THE MUNDANE EXPLANATION FOR ABUSIVE POLICE PRACTICES I want to offer a brief response to Redditt Hudson's article posted in Vox today. Hudson, a former St. Louis police officer explains a theory shared with him by a former colleague. "On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will... Continue Reading →

The Mad Sociologist on Social Media

CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION EVERY DAY For those who are interested, and I know you all are, the Mad Sociologist posts commentary just about every day on Facebook and Twitter. See the footer to participate in sociological social media. Sometimes it's hard to organize, write, edit and post blogs every day, but Facebook and Twitter resolves... Continue Reading →

A Mad Sociologist Renaissance

On Re-Evaluating the Role of this Site If you are an old subscriber finding your way back after the collapse of the previous site, or a new subscriber wondering what the hell is going on, welcome to the new and (hopefully) improved Mad Sociologist Blog. The physical reconstruction of this project at a new site,... Continue Reading →

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