Sociological Images
March 11, 2009 5:35 AM   Subscribe

Sociological Images. A branch of the journal Contexts from the American Sociological Association. What does "organic" look like? What happens after the oil boom dries up in a town? There are many discussions about the way bodies are shown. Privilege and Poverty in Vogue India. They also go behind your back and add content to previous posts.

Prohibition posters, African people as props, there is lots of interesting content.
posted by cashman (12 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
mmmmmmmmm..... discussions of normative and deviant behavior... gurgle.
posted by JimmyJames at 7:23 AM on March 11, 2009

What does "organic" look like?

Like a kidney-shaped coffee table.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:46 AM on March 11, 2009

Sociology, as a discipline, just gives me the creeps.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:07 AM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

I know there's serious discussion to be had, but I just love the retro ads when they turn up.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:10 AM on March 11, 2009

That Skittles ad is Canadian and has to be considered in that, um, context.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:21 AM on March 11, 2009

Smarties, not Skittles. Not only Canadian, but a Canadian iconic candy.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:22 AM on March 11, 2009

I love stuff like this - I think it's a good post. We need to track this stuff.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:54 AM on March 11, 2009

posted by zzazazz at 3:48 PM on March 11, 2009

The Africans being used as props for showing white femininity has been down by Sports Illustrated for years in their swimsuit issue.
posted by zzazazz at 3:51 PM on March 11, 2009

Thanks for this post, it's fascinating.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:13 PM on March 11, 2009

This is a great post.
posted by Korou at 10:18 PM on March 11, 2009

Great post - I just got stuck reading that for hours.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:39 AM on March 13, 2009

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