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Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Tania G. Levey

Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and silencing women in the cybersphere, Tania    More >

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable

Angelique Harris, Juan Battle, and Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

As individuals who historically have faced multiple forms of oppression, queer people of color often find themselves struggling to "fit in." What impact does this have on their sociopolitical involvement within their communities of color? Within the queer community? And to what effect? Based on one of the largest surveys to date of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Pacific    More >

Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable
Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

Liana Christin Landivar

Though a majority of mothers of young children are employed outside the home, countless articles have been devoted to anecdotes about highly educated women in high-status occupations "opting out" of the labor force. Are mothers in these occupations in fact the most likely to opt out or reduce their work hours? Do race, ethnicity, or age of children play a role? Addressing these questions    More >

Wrongful Convictions of Women: When Innocence Isn’t Enough

Marvin D. Free, Jr., and Mitch Ruesink

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink reveal the distinctive role that gender dynamics so often play in the miscarriage of justice.        Examining more than 160 cases involving such charges as homicide, child abuse, and drug trafficking, the authors explore systemic failures in both policing and prosecution. They also highlight the    More >

Wrongful Convictions of Women: When Innocence Isn’t Enough
Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail

Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail

Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose

Senator Hillary Clinton won 18 million votes in 2008—nearly twice that of any presidential contender in recent history—yet she failed to secure the Democratic nomination. In this compelling look at Clinton’s historic candidacy, Regina Lawrence and Melody Rose explore how she came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in US politics, why she fell short, and what her    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to Melinda Mills, whose new book, The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities, was selected as a 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Book! “Indispensable for institutions with sociology, social work, or anthropology programs, or any library serving racially and ethnically diverse populations.” —Choice
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