Monthly Archives: August 2013

American Sociological Association, practicing status

As soon as I get tenure, I promise to start writing a piece about the way that privilege and status hierarchies are are built and maintained to great effect in a discipline that ostensibly sees persistent inequality as a social … Continue reading

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Privacy, New York Edition

I have written before about my belief that privacy is not a fact or a right but is, instead, a social convention established when we grant each other the opportunity to be not seen (that is, we don’t look) and, … Continue reading

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