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  • Community: Analysis & Action
    Sociology 49.16
    Dist:  SOC
    2 hour

    This course examines the idea of a safe, inclusive community and how to realize it on a college campus. We examine the sociological changes that society experiences as it moves from a social order based on personal interactions & obligations to one based on anonymous market forces, bureaucratic organizations & virtual relationships. We compare the practices that...

  • New from Princeton University Press  (April 2014)

    "The National Origins of Policy Ideas
    Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark"

    by John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen


    In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking that in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to how these ideas are produced and...

  • Surveillance by the National Security Agency has prompted Dartmouth's Institute for Security, Technology and Society (ISTS) to offer a spring speaker series, featuring leading authorities in this area.  Click...

  • Health Policy workshop on "Mental Health Suicide, and the Foreclosure Crisis"
    Assistant Professor Jason Houle

    April 3, 2014
    1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

    In 2007, following decades of increasingly risky borrowing practices, defaults in the sub-prime mortgage market resulted in the worst economic collapse in the U.S. since the Great Depression. The massive scope of the foreclosure crisis, as well as its disproportionate impact on vulnerable...

  • In Sociologyy 36, Sociology of the Family, students conduct primary research to gain insight into their parents’ experiences of balancing work and family. Students interview their parents, transcribe their stories, and analyze them. It is often hard to truly understand the sacrifices our parents made to raise children, the tradeoffs they experienced as they made decisions about whether to stay at home or return to work after the birth of a child, and the ways that these decisions...

  • Vermont Edition features guest Marc Dixon, Associate Professor of Sociology, in an examination of the power of unions, how they have evolved over time and the changing roles they have played.  Hear the story.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Jason Houle, explains his research on student debt in "The Society Pages, Social Science That Matters."  Read the story.

  • Students in Professor McCabe’s Social Problems (Socy 2) course learned first-hand about social problems related to mass incarceration, the innocent in prison, and racism through a powerful guest lecture by Fernando Bermudez and Reyna Ramirez, from the New England Innocence Project.

    Fernando Bermudez was wrongfully convicted in 1992 of murdering a teenage boy in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Eyewitnesses identified Bermudez from police photographs and then a lineup; however, four...

  • Health Policy Workshop with Christopher Wildeman, PhD
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University

    March 6, 2014
    Noon - 1:15 p.m.
    Class of 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

    Researchers have traditionally paid little attention to the role child maltreatment and foster care placement play in shaping child health and racial/ethnic disparities in child health, presumably because they assume that both of these events are rare. I use synthetic cohort life...

  • My thesis, entitled “Hookups, Romantic Relationships, and Companionate Love at Dartmouth” is an exploratory, qualitative study of intimacy norms and meaning-making among college students. My research addresses the question, “What are the ways in which undergraduates conceptualize intimate relationships in an environment where hookups are featured in some campus subcultures?” Although some aspects of intimate relationships have actually remained stable over time, relationships on college...