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Science: Social Sciences

Science: Social Sciences

Craig McKie ISSC ASA Research Home Mentoring and Ideal Academic Careers Network Analysis of Teaching and Learning Latest Data Trends in Sociology 2012 Bachelor's & Beyond Results Released! About the Research Department The Department collects primary and secondary data, builds and maintains databases, and disseminates findings in a variety of formats for a diverse audience. Connect with Us Current Projects - Learn more about the Department's current and upcoming research projects. Briefs and Articles - Download ASA research briefs, reports, chartbooks, and slideshow presentations. Trends in Sociology - Find data on degrees, enrollment, employment, departments, funding, and salaries in sociology and other social sciences, as well as data on ASA membership. Considering a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Sociology? Project Funding - The homepage for Funding for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) contains information about the application process, past funded projects, and characteristics about the program.

Sociological Writing What this handout is about This handout introduces you to the wonderful world of writing sociology. Before you can write a clear and coherent sociology paper, you need a firm understanding of the assumptions and expectations of the discipline. You need to know your audience, the way they view the world and how they order and evaluate information. What is sociology, and what do sociologists write about? Unlike many of the other subjects here at UNC, such as history or English, sociology is a new subject for many students. So, just what is a sociological perspective? Key assumptions and characteristics of sociological writing What are the most important things to keep in mind as you write in sociology? Argument The first thing to remember in writing a sociological argument is to be as clear as possible in stating your thesis. Although each of these three arguments seems quite different, they all share one common feature: they assume exactly what they need to be explaining. Evidence

The Public Intellectual Within the last few decades, the emergence of public intellectuals as important cultural and social critics has raised fundamental questions not only about the social function of academics, but also about the connection between higher education and public life, between academic work and the major issues shaping the broader society. Truthout's Public Intellectual Project will provide progressive academics with an opportunity to address a number of important social issues in a language that is both rigorous and accessible. All too often, academics produce work that is either too abstract for a generally informed public, or they separate their scholarship from the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad. Articles by Henry A. Giroux Articles by (or About) Other Authors in the Public Intellectual Project Seth Adler Ian Angus Stanley Aronowitz Salvatore Babones Zygmunt Bauman Carol Becker Dr. Megan Boler Noam Chomsky David L. Simon Dawes

How the CIA made Google In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls on the internet, all in the name of fighting terrorism. US and European politicians have called to protect NSA-style snooping, and to advance the capacity to intrude on internet privacy by outlawing encryption. One idea is to establish a telecoms partnership that would unilaterally delete content deemed to “fuel hatred and violence” in situations considered “appropriate.” Heated discussions are going on at government and parliamentary level to explore cracking down on lawyer-client confidentiality. What any of this would have done to prevent the Charlie Hebdo attacks remains a mystery, especially given that we already know the terrorists were on the radar of French intelligence for up to a decade. There is little new in this story. The shadow network The Highlands Forum The Pentagon’s intellectual capital venture firm The Club of Yoda