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Sociology of Culture

Why the Internet Makes Us Monsters

Anna Akbari, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Anna Akbari, Ph.D.

Striking a balance between social etiquette and personal expression is possible. It's the marker of a civilized society -- and clearly, the Internet is still yet to be tamed.

You're Not Helping: The Sociology of Crap Advice

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.17.2013 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

People who offer crap advice aren't necessarily bad people. They just can't help themselves. It's a disease, like leukemia or sex addiction or all those Fast & Furious movies. But the obsessive compulsion to give crap advice should not make it socially acceptable.

Why Lady Gaga Class Is Not Sexy

Malia Griggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Malia Griggs

I'm four classes into "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame," and what keeps me coming back is the expectation. I don't know where this semester is going and just how Gaga we're going to get. I know something's coming, but what?

Why I Enrolled in "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame"

Malia Griggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Malia Griggs

I first read about my university's "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame" class in The New York Times. Not how I usually find out about my possible electives.