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Professor David Edwards’ book: Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan Excerpt: What compels a person to strap on a vest loaded with explosives and self-destruct in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind” or the “brainwashing” practices of terrorist organizations. In Caravan
Ryan Fajardo was recently selected to participate in the American Sociological Association’s Honors Program. Ryan was selected on the basis of his paper “Working through the App: Taskrabbit and Paid Line Sitting,” which grew out the fieldwork he conducted for his Sociology Honors Thesis. Ryan will now be presenting this paper at the ASA’s
Please join the Anthropology/Sociology Department THESIS COLLOQUIUM Tuesday, January 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Paresky 112 Seniors presenting their work in progress are: Megan Maher, Ryan Fajardo, Rachel Waldman, and Joyce Lee. Refreshments will be served!
Memory and Silence Sociology professor Olga Shevchenko has been visiting with Russian families and studying their old photo albums, searching for clues about the Soviet past and knitting together a narrative about memory and silence. Shevchenko became interested in photographs and memory while working on her book Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow (Indiana
Grounded in the stories of their actual visits, What They Saw in America takes the reader through the journeys of four distinguished, yet very different foreign visitors – Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton and Sayyid Qutb – who traveled to the United States between 1830 and 1950. The comparative insights of these important outside
Prof. Simko‘s new book,The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11 (Oxford University Press, 2015), received Honorable Mention for the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, awarded annually by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association. Prof. Simko will receive the award at the ASA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA this August.