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Please friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest. About the Site Sociological Images encourages all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination by presenting brief discussions of compelling and timely imagery that span the breadth of sociological inquiry. Consisting of an archive of almost 5,000 posts, the website receives about 500,000 visits per month and is followed, additionally, by over 40,000 via Facebook, 15,000 on Twitter, and 10,000 on our 25+ Pinterest boards.
We also recently started a Tumblr page. Accolades Principal Author Lisa Wade, PhD, holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and an M.A. in Human Sexuality from New York University. Atlantic Free Press - Hard Truths for Hard Times. By Sherwood Ross America is “a nation that seeks war” and if it doesn’t change it could end up destroying itself, a law school dean warns.
Given all the wars the United States has waged, “It is preposterous but true that we do not see ourselves as a nation that seeks war,” writes Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. “We see ourselves as a peace loving nation” and that message is constantly drummed into the public by government and media. Since World War Two, an indisputably necessary conflict, Velvel points out the U.S. has fought the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, the First Gulf War, Afghanistan, and the Second Gulf War in Iraq.
It has also invaded, bombed or “quarantined” Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Haiti, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia and Libya, and has “declared” a global war on terrorists. Not only do Americans always appear to be at war but they believe they fight only in good causes, he writes. By Mickey Z. VIDEO: Americans Ignorant as Europeans Protest US Wars. While Americans struggle to answer how long the US has been in Iraq or Afghanistan, how much money has been spent, and how many lives lost, Europeans feeling the cost of US wars at home take to the streets in protest.
In the US, despite two combat missions costing thousands of lives, more than a trillion dollars, and nearly ten years, for many average Americans the realities of US wars aren’t hitting home. “I’m trying to think Afghanistan, Iraq, I don’t know if it’s over or still going,” said Rene Moreno when interviewed on the street in Times Square, a California resident visiting New York. The details, for instance, how long the US has been fighting in Afghanistan aren’t known.
“Why you come and ask me a question like that,” laughed New Yorker who identified herself simply as Karen, “I don’t know.” And the consequences aren’t quantifiable. The wars don’t rate high with Americans as the biggest problems facing the country. Apparently in turn, so too have viewers. AnthroBase - Social and Cultural Anthropology - A searchable database of anthropological texts.