Roderick Graham

Rod Graham
The Sociology of Life, The Life of Sociology
Created 26 Jul 2021
  • What Hackers Can Teach Us About Bigoted Behavior and Redemption
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Last week I wrapped up my lectures in my cybercrime class on hacking. A major component of those lectures is the different types of hackers, ranging from the “bad hackers” who hack for criminal reason...
  • To Understand Cancel Culture, Read This.
    23 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 0 2
    To Understand Cancel Culture, Read This. Here is Nicholas Christakis, the sociologist and physician at Yale University, tweeting in solidarity with a political science lecturer at UCLA, Lt. Col. W. Aj...
  • My Life and My Trauma
    14 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 2
    There is no debate that children growing up in single-parent homes have poorer outcomes than those in two-parent homes. These outcomes include poorer health, more problems sleeping, participation in o...
  • On Taking Advice from Influencers: Max Weber, Bret Weinstein, Marques Brownlee, and Charismatic Authority
    10 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 0 4
    We live in an age of influencers — people with large social media footprints giving their opinions on products, people, and politics. An influencer’s positive reviews of products and people become end...
  • Being Pro-Life Choice
    03 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    For most of my life, I have seen myself as pro-life, but not to the point that I would support a law banning abortions. But with the Supreme Court refusing to block an anti-abortion law in Texas, limi...
  • The Best Answer To The Question: Should I Get a Degree in Sociology?
    27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    For many in society, the answer to this is a flat “No.” I can describe some of the reasons why. Some many say that students with sociology degrees don’t have any marketable skills. It is just a major ...
  • The Big Smush
    23 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 2 5
    I can remember those first few years, always looking for blazers. I was a newly minted Ph.D., and I wanted to look professorial. I was a member of a category of people called “professors” or “academic...
  • The Three Things You Can Do To Be Successful In College This Year
    16 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 22
    August is the month where students wrap up their summer vacation and begin their college year. Even though we are still in a pandemic, the rituals of a new year are still around us. People are buying ...
  • Am I My Brother's Mentor?
    13 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 5
    The Lack of Expectations My teenage years were devoid of male role models. My parents split up permanently when I was about 10. I only had sporadic contact with my father after that. I had no brothers...
  • How To Talk About Patriarchy
    10 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 0 8
    What do we mean when we say “patriarchy”? This word gets used by people, including myself, without really examining what we mean and what the word implies. In my experience, there are two broad ways o...
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