106 – Macarena Gómez-Barris

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017
106 – Macarena Gómez-Barris

Cymene and Dominic kick off the last podcast of 2017 with an emotional year in review; there is talk of resolutions for 2018 and then Cym informs the world about what it’s like to be in a float cabin that’s a little too cold. We are then (18:03) so happy to share our last 2017 […]

Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017
Ep. #52 – Arlie Russell Hochshild

Cymene and Dominic talk secret information, anxious white masculinity, emotional labor and neoliberal America’s bus to nowhere. Then (17:48) Berkeley sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild joins us to talk about her five year long foray among Louisiana Tea Party supporters that led to her marvelous book, Strangers in their own Land (New Press), a National Book […]

2115: The Collective Imagination of Rice University Students

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015
2115: The Collective Imagination of Rice University Students

A guest post by Rice undergraduate Camila Kennedy, a sophomore majoring in Sociology. It’s the year 2115, and the skyline of every major city looks like that of Manhattan. People have abandoned the countryside and moved towards modernized cities. Suburban sprawl eats up most of America’s empty spaces, and cities begin building upward—denser and denser until skyscrapers […]

Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015
Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change and the Future of Cities,” March 9th

Eric Klinenberg, New York University: “Climate Change and the Future of Cities” March 9th, 2015, 430-6pm at Rice U, Sewall Hall 309 Sponsored by CENHS, the Kinder Institute, and the Department of Sociology The fundamental threat to the human species is our collective inability to reduce our carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate […]