Category: Sociology

Cultural Cognition in Time, from Memory to Imagination

Cultural Cognition in Time, from Memory to Imagination

—Peter Hart-Brinson
“[M]inds imagine things just like minds remember things, but the resources and the effects of imagination and memory are cultural and social.” Original post by Culture, Cognition, and Action blog.

Mobilizing Threat

Mobilizing Threat

—Greg Prieto
Avoidance and isolation offer immigrants short term protection from the reach of law enforcement, but also form a barrier to participation in the form of agency that is most likely to deliver long term relief: social movement organizing.

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

Absence and presence: A Dancing Ghost of Racism Refuses to Disappear

— Carol Spindel
Student government leaders are demanding the removal of Indian imagery from campus buildings and opening discussion about a new mascot. The presence of this re-energized student activism is one reason for optimism. But students need to hear from campus leaders.

Time’s Up at Home Too

Time’s Up at Home Too

—Jennifer N. Fish
Paid household labor took a front seat in the lineup of causes at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. This celebrity-activist public alliance leveraged a prime media moment to call “time’s up” on sexism—in politics and practice.