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  • Mario Small, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Social Sciences Division
    Professor of Sociology
    University of Chicago

    "Everyday Experience in American Ghettoes:  Are Some Cities More Punishing than Others?"

    By the end of the 20th century, the dominant theories of urban poverty argued that U.S. ghettoes had become isolated areas devoid of everyday institutions and disconnected from mainstream society.  I examine whether the conventional models have underestimated the extent of...

  • New course description:

    SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, Sociology 23 at 2A
    Social movements are collective attempts to promote or resist social change, from the way people live their lives, to how governments govern, to how economic systems distribute rewards. This course examines why and when social movements come about, the organizations and strategies they adopt, and the circumstances in which they are most impactful. We explore these issues by researching...

  • This class takes place Friday, April 25 at noon in the Visual Arts Center room 108.  For further information on the class, please see here.  Students interested in participating should rsvp blitz to Cheryl Coutermarsh, the Administrator in the Film Studies Department.

    Information about the associated film screening of "Through a Lens Darkly" can be seen...

  • Sociology major Andrew Longhi ’14 discusses institutional discrimination and activism at Dartmouth and other colleges in an article appearing in The Guardian on April 9, 2014. Andrew is completing an independent study (Socy 90) with Professor McCabe on youth and social justice. Read Andrew’s article here.

  • 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.