The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) Excellence in Research Award for recognizes excellent scholarship in researching significant rural issues.
Jessie Luna published “The chain of exploitation: intersectional inequalities, capital accumulation, and resistance in Burkina Faso’s cotton sector” in The Journal of Peasant Studies. Abstract This paper examines how intersectional inequalities can facilitate the extraction of surplus value from agriculture. Through an ethnographic case study of the Burkina Faso cotton sector, Luna describes a ‘chain […]
Story by Jeff Dodge. Originally published on SOURCE. CSU faculty member’s new book examines how food is used in social justice efforts Recently the term “food justice” has come to focus almost exclusively on increasing underprivileged groups’ access to culturally appropriate, healthy foods. But a Colorado State University faculty member argues in a new book […]
Rising Income Inequality Widens the Class Divide in Parenting Practices: An Interview with Orestes Pat Hastings by Alyssa ElHage, originally published on www.ifstudies.org “Rising income inequality is reshaping parenting practices in the United States along class lines,” according to a recent report published in the journal, American Sociological Review. Authors Daniel Schneider, Orestes “Pat” Hastings, and Joe LaBriola used […]
We are proud to welcome ten new MA and PhD students this fall! PARKER ARNOLD: agriculture, rural populations, work & occupations, qualitative methodology, symbolic interaction CAROLYN CONANT: environmental sociology and natural resources AZMAL HOSSAN: global climate change, food security, human nutrition, environmental justice JULIA KOVACS: environmental sociology, environmental and social justice ADRIENNE MILLER: social inequality CHELSEY POTTER: the effects of science/technology […]
Hastings’s article “Income Inequality and Household Labor” published in Social Forces received an award at the 2018 ASA meeting.
Although both popular and scholarly accounts have argued that income inequality reduces trust, some recent research has been more skeptical.
Using over a decade of time-use and expenditure data, this paper shows how rising income inequality in the U.S. has the potential to reshape domestic labor and, crucially, inequality in domestic labor, by increasing the ability of the affluent to outsource domestic labor by hiring others to perform it.
Jeni joins a select group of leading industry professionals who will guide the continuous evolution of concepts in the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™), the premier building rating system focusing exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.