Society

Pengaruh pemberian ekstrak rebung bambu apus terhadap proporsi kenaikan berat badan tikus putih
Kasus penyakit jantung koroner semakin sering ditemukan karena pesatnya perubahan gaya hidup.  Angka kesakitan/kematiannya terlihat cenderung meningkat. Faktor yang mungkin menjadi penyebab terjadinya peningkatan kasus arterosklerosis  adalah gaya hidup (life style); diantaranya dari pola makan yang tidak  sehat. Pola makan tidak  sehat meliputi antara lain diet tinggi lemak dan karbohidrat...


Humanitarian Crisis as Everyday Life
Contemporary scholarship understates the resilience of everyday life in humanitarian crisis. Disaster may seem like a fleeting moment—colloquially, we say “the world stood still” or “everything changed in a blink”—but in the Buduburam Refugee Camp, a predominately Liberian refugee camp in Ghana, people experienced calamitous tragedy accumulated over years of daily activities. Though...
Conducting fieldwork at and away from home: shifting researcher positionality with mobile interviewing methods
In this article, I begin from the premise that a meaningful difference exists between being a member of the same broad cultural group as your participants and actually sharing a personal history, a social network, and an assumed place-based investment in the future with them – as experienced by those scholars who conduct their research in the places they call home. I draw upon my own rese...


Social Spaces of Music: Introduction
This paper introduces a special issue of Cultural Sociology focused upon ‘music worlds’, ‘music scenes’, ‘music fields’ and musically focused ‘networks’ – the expression in the title, ‘social spaces of music’, is intended as a neutral means of capturing the (shared) focus of these different concepts. The paper begins with a brief...
Curating memories of armed state actors in Peru's era of transitional justice
Ten years have passed since the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación) published their findings on the conflict that claimed over 69,000 lives from 1980 to 2000. While the Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación placed primary responsibility for deaths and disappearances (54%) on the insurrectionary group Shining Path (Se...


Insights from Black Psychoanalysts Speak
In Carina del Valle Schorske's reflection on two major conferences, nearly a dozen leading black psychoanalysts share how being African American has—or hasn't—shaped their clinical practices and approaches to psychoanalysis.
James Baldwin, 1963, and the House that Race Built
Although the activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X continues to receive the most attention, Fredrick Harris argues that James Baldwin is better situated to explain why black Americans continue to be pressed to the margins of American society.

The Sweet Tooth of Slavery
Finding links between Tarantino's Django Unchained and Kara Walker's A Subtlety, Catherine Keyser looks at how metaphors of sweetness and delectability shaped white understanding of black bodies in the slave economy of the South's Sugar Kingdom.
Spellbound and Sacrosanct
The celebrated jazz musician, composer, and professor of music Vijay Iyer talks with Krishna Lewis about his musical influences and the implications of being an Indian American adept of a black American musical genre.

Docking Time
Undertaking a detailed exegesis of “(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay,” Irene Yoon speculates about why Otis Redding's last song was such a crossover success, and what it might tell us about a great talent whose life was cut tragically short.
Black Power Beyond the Slogan
Yohuru Williams interviews Peniel Joseph about his new book Stokely: A Life and his decision to focus his recent scholarship on Stokely Carmichael, the elusive and controversial “Prime Minister” of the Black Panthers.

Related Somehow to Africa
Women's rights activist jewel bush shares insights about global blackness gained through her friendship with Samra, a member of the marginalized and oft-mistreated community of black Palestinians.
Breaking the Chains of Stigma
Celebrated photojournalist Robin Hammond shares photos from his project Condemned, which documents human rights abuses against mentally ill Africans, often by their families, caregivers, and those entrusted with their healing.
Controllin the Planet
Tying it to the trope of madness in rap music, Jonathan Metzl details how schizophrenia came to be defined as a mental illness, and how it was never far from folk notions of race-based pathology.
Growth Curve Analyses of the Relationship between Early Maternal Age and Children’s Mathematics and Reading Performance
Regarding the methods used to examine the early maternal age-child academic outcomes relationship, the extant literature has tended to examine change using statistical analyses that fail to appreciate that individuals vary in their rates of growth. Of the one study I have been able to find that employs a true growth model to estimate this relationship, the authors only controlled for characteri...