sociology

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Precarious housing

A review of Matthew Desmond

In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.

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How we talk about God

According to Robert Wuthnow, well-educated Americans have reconfigured their religious language in terms of reasonableness—and thus retained a place for the supernatural in everyday life.

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Young adult realities

Christian Smith offers a way between the idea that young adults are the great hope of our nation and the idea that they are crazed idiots.

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Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America's Newest Immigrants

The landscape of American religion is changing rapidly. There are mosques, temples, shrines and gurdwaras in places they have never been before.