- The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A radial experiment in empathy – Sam Richards
- 3 reasons that we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria – Sonia Shah
- What will future jobs look like? – Andrew McAfee
- Are droids taking our jobs? – Andrew McAfee
- Everyday sexism – Laura Bates
- The danger of mixing up causality and correlation – Ionica Smeets
- Allegories on Race and Racism – Camara Phyllis Jones
- Greening the ghetto – Majora Carter
- We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim – Lawrence Lessig
- Shelley Correll’s lecture on How Gender Stereotypes Influence Emerging Career Aspirations
- Feminist Frequency – check out an episode such as Women as Reward or Damsel in Distress
- Peggy McIntosh’s white privilege checklist
- And some corresponding images (e.g. pink band-aids labeled flesh-colored)
- Unnatural causes – is inequality making us sick?
- The Mask You Live In
- Ronson, Jon. 2015. “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life.” New York Times Magazine, Feb. 12.
- Thomas Rogers article “The invention of the heterosexual” in The Salon (1/22/2012)
- Rank, Mark R. 2011. “Rethinking American Poverty.” Contexts Spring:16-21.
- Beth Miller’s “The Learning Season: The Untapped Power of Summer to Advance Student Achievement,” commissioned by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (June 2007).
- Lee, Taeku. 2011. “Collective Movements, Activated Opinion, and the Politics of the Extraordinary.” Pages 257-272 (Chapter 17) in Odugbemi, Sina and Taeku Lee (Eds.), Accountability Through Public Opinion: From Inertia to Public Action. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, Washington, DC.
- And while you are there, you might as continue and read Chapter 18 by Marshall Ganz: “Public Narrative, Collective Action, and Power.”
- Love, Barbara. 1984. “Developing a Liberatory Consciousness.” Pp. 470-474 in Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, edited by M. Adams. L. Bell, and P. Griffin. New York, NY:Routledge.
- Jones, Camara Phyllis. 2000. “Going Public. Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale.” American Journal of Public Health 90(8):1212-1215.
- Best, Joel. 2001. “Social progress and Social Problems: Toward a Sociology of Gloom.” The Sociological Quarterly 42(1):1-12.
- Correll, Shelley J. 2004. “Constraints into Preferences: Gender, Status, and Emerging Career Aspirations.” American Sociological Review 69(1):93-113.
- Johnson, Allan. 2014. The Forest and the Trees. (esp. Ch 1 & 2)
- Berger, Peter and Thomas Luckmann. 1966. The Social Construction of Reality. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (2008-2010).
- Americanah: a novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013).
- Gaventa, John. 1980. Power and Powerlessness : Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
- Race – the Power of an Illusion (PBS)
- Race: Are we so different? (American Anthropological Association)
Organizations with resources:
- Grassroots Policy Project
- JASS: Just Associates
- The Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex
Sociology (broadly measured) blogs:
- Everyday Sociology blog
- Sociology in Focus blog
- Sociological Images blog
- Gender & Society blog
- Inequality by (Interior) Design blog
- A very public sociologist blog
- Understanding Society blog
- Made in America blog
- Cop in the hood blog
- Family inequality blog
- Black girl dangerous blog
- blac(k)ademic blog
- The Sociological Cinema: Popular culture video clips tagged by sociological themes (designed for use for incorporation into sociology classes)
- YouTube’s Sociology Channel
- Media That Matters: 12 short films on “the most important topics of the day”
- Europeana: European cultural heritage. Once you search, click to filter your search to videos.
- The Archives: An “Internet library”
- TED Talks: “A platform for ideas worth spreading.
- YouTube’s Upworthy Channel: “meaningful stories… things that matter”