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Sociology


Faster, faster! How to slow down in an accelerating world

Massimo Introvigne | 06 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: religion, sociology, time management
Try losing time with those you love.


The mission creep of dignity

Mark Regnerus | 20 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: dignity, sociology
Dignity has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.


Unpacking the slogans

Walter R. Schumm | 08 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, sociology
Boosters of same-sex parenting rely heavily on sociologists’ surveys. But do these really prove their case?


“Going Solo”

Francis Phillips | 04 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, loneliness, singles, sociology
Not just in America, but all over the world, more and more adults are living alone. Should we celebrate their freedom or be dismayed?


Unhinged: an academic promotes adultery

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adultery, marriage, sociology
A British academic takes a hatchet to marriage by singing the praises of adultery.


The judicial murder of a promising and honest academic’s reputation

Michael Kirke | 27 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Mark Regnerus, sociology


Coming Apart: The State of White America

Denyse O'Leary | 27 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, marriage, sociology
A new book describes the white working class cut adrift from the institutions of marriage and the church.


What is civilization?

Francis Phillips | 24 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: culture, history, philosophy, sociology
Everyone is in favour of civilization, but exactly what is it? A British intellectual has taken up the challenge of defining a very slippery concept.


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