Sociological Viewpoints

Articles from Vol. 25, Fall

Confronting Statistical Literacy in the Undergraduate Social Science Curriculum
AbstractThe American Sociological Association (ASA) has identified scientific literacy (i.e., statistical literacy) as a key curricular goal that needs to pervade the sociology major (Howery and Rodriguez 2006). Research Methods is the core course that...
Content Analysis and Gender Stereotypes in Children's Books
AbstractThis article deals with gender stereotypes in popular children's books. I propose an exercise in which students use content analysis to uncover latent gender stereotypes present in such popular books as those by Dr. Seuss. Using a coding frame...
Editor's Comments
This issue of Sociological Viewpoints features two articles transcribed from the Kutztown University Distinguished Lecture Series on Law and Justice. An agreement with Dr. William Plouffe, representing Kutztown University, has given the journal exclusive...
For-Profit Higher Education: A Social and Historical Analysis
AbstractThis article explores the recent rise in prominence of for-profit higher education in the United States by examining the historical and social forces including changing social and economic values that favor commercial ventures and marketplace...
In Memoriam: Dr. Frank O. Taylor: 1955-2009
Dr. Frank Taylor was involved in a motorcycle accident on May 29, 2009 and died of injuries a week later on June 5, 2009. He was 53 years of age.Frank was a member of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society for the past ten years. He was a great contributor...
Terrorism and Super-Patriotism
Edited byC. Plouffe, Jr. and Timothy O'BoyleKutztown UniversityThank you, it's very nice to be here. The title of the talk is "terrorism and super-patriotism". I thought I would start by talking about super-patriotism. I see it as kind of a myth. Let...
The Consequences of Economic Disparity in a Resort Community: Examining the Stratification of Cape Cod
AbstractAs with many resort communities that line the coasts of our nation, each possesses its own history and culture that is unique to its geographical location. Cape Cod, the leading seasonal tourist area in Massachusetts, provides a large portion...
War Powers, Guantanamo Bay, and the Japanese Internment Camp Cases
Edited byC. Plouffe, Jr. and Timothy O'BoyleKutztown UniversityIt is important to understand that our whole society is held together not only by a shared set of values, the values of liberty and equality, the kinds of things that are the staple of Fourth...