Michigan Sociological Review

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Vol. 33, Fall

Partnering with Communities to Find New Ways to Prevent and Alleviate Poverty: What Role for Social Science?
In my view the social sciences were originally founded for the purpose of using theory, observation, data and scientific analysis to improve the human condition. We social scientists believe that the tools we employ can help us better understand the...
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Vol. 30, Fall

"Time Has Come Today": Why Sociology Matters Now
In the midst of tumult and turmoil in 1967, in a society that seemed to be falling apart at the seams, the Chambers Brothers wrote, recorded and released a song titled "Time Has Come Today." Its lyrics gestured toward the chaotic but profound transformations...
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College Student Stress and Mental Health: Examination of Stigmatic Views on Mental Health Counseling
INTRODUCTIONThe prevalence of mental health problems among the college student population is on the rise, yet prior research suggests that a majority of students who experience psychological stress do not seek mental health counseling (Dixon and Kurpius...
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"But Aren't We All Poor?" How Whites' Perceptions of Economic Group Threat Influence Racial Attitudes in Michigan
INTRODUCTIONThis paper presents a test of the power threat hypothesis (Blalock 1967). This theory postulates that racial animosity by whites is strongly influenced by their perception of political or economic threat to white power and domination by blacks...
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Vocation Stories of Cistercian Monks
VOCATION STORIES OF CISTERCIAN MONKSThe original purpose of this project was to study the prayer lives of the monks at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit (a Cistercian/Trappist monastery) in Conyers, Georgia (Smith 2014) but I soon discovered...
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The Productive Power of Delinquency
INTRODUCTIONThe United States' juridical system and penal system have grown increasing hegemonic and punitive in what is now the era of mass incarceration in America. As a means of social control-an explosion in the rate of arrests and convictions-more...
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Vol. 28, Fall

Raine, Adrian. 2013. the Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime New York
Adrian Raine's new book, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, is a book that most sociologists won't read. If they do read it, they probably won't like it. Why not? Because in it a British psychologist and professor of criminology...
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