Category Archives: Public Sociology

Sociologists call on media not to spread fake surveys

  The Sociological Association of Ukraine has called on media outlets to comply with the requirements for the publication of sociological surveys. This is stated in the appeal of the Sociological Association of Ukraine, which was made public during a round-table meeting entitled “Sociology and elections: an argument for a reasonable choice or manipulation?” at […]

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Experts for hire sidelining genuine knowledge

  Why am I not writing on Venezuela? It is very simple. I am not an expert on Venezuela or any other Latin American country. Like many others, I have a basic knowledge on what is happening in Venezuela. Just a brief check on the Internet provides you with the information that the country has […]

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One year after the Parkland shooting, is the #NeverAgain movement on track to succeed?

  One year ago, a teenage gunman armed with an semiautomatic rifle attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen students and staff. In the days that followed, student survivors demanded action rather than thoughts and prayers, vowing that no one else should live through […]

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Why is Southeast Asia lacking in postcolonial perspectives?

  Despite being one of the most colonized regions in the 19th century, Southeast Asia has a lack of postcolonial literature. Postcolonialism can mean several different things depending on which academic you talk to. It is a school of philosophy that is hard to comprehend, especially to someone from a non-colonized country. Encyclopedia Britannica defines […]

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The toll of 50 years on death row

  Every day, in any weather, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada walks around the small Japanese city of Hamamatsu for up to six hours. A volunteer follows a few steps behind to be sure he doesn’t get hurt and can find his way home. Hakamada suffers from a mental condition diagnosed as “prison psychosis,” the result of […]

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