Arlie Russell Hochschild recently commented “Whether Donald Trump rises or falls, we need sociology to take up the task of analyzing the rise of the right. And we need our government and society at large to address all the ways millions of Americans have been—in real life—left behind.”
As the 2016 elections come to a close, ASA encourages sociologists to read Hochschild’s Featured Essay from the November issue of Contemporary Sociology and consider how we can take up her challenge.
As sociologists, how can we understand this election? How do we discuss the election with our students? How do we put forth our best selves—as teachers and researchers—to work for the common good in a deeply divided nation? We invite ASA members to pick an aspect of the campaign, the electorate, the polling processes, or the policy issues raised by this election and then consider the insights and understandings that arise from the application of the data and methods within our sociology toolkit. Because when it comes to what is happening in our country, as Society Pages says, There’s Research on That.
We invite any ASA member to share your thoughts in keeping with this theme within the comments or, to send your own post, e-mail Johanna Olexy at firstname.lastname@example.org . Below are some recent blog post on this theme.
- Some Broad Lessons Learned: Education and the 2016 Election
- Work and the 2016 Election: Lessons and Challenges for Sociology
- Our Students Need Sociology after the Election
- A Sociological Look at the Role of Religion in the 2016 Election
- A Sociologist’s Reflection the Morning After Election 2016
- The 2016 Election and the Vocation of Social Science
- Access to Contraception and Abortion Under Trump: I’m Worried
- Election 2016: The View from India
- How to Do Sociology in the Trump Era
- Marriage, Single Parenthood, and the 2016 Vote
- Why I Postponed the Exam Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
- A Painful Lesson in Why We have to Take Status Seriously