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Family matters

Catherine Bolzendahl has spent much of her professional life studying how divorce, remarriage, stepparenting, same-sex unions and other factors affect public perception of the modern family. Her most recent findings, conducted with a team of sociologists from around the country, are detailed in Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations & Americans’ Definitions of Family, published recently by the Russell Sage Foundation.


Political perspective

The 2010 midterm election was an historic one for the Democratic Party, says UCI political scientist Katherine Tate, as a record 48 African American congressional candidates ran on the official party ticket.  On the right, 14 African American candidates ran as official Republican Party nominees.  In her new book, What’s Going On?


Lee discusses race, immigration and the blurring color line in on-screen interview

Check out Jennifer Lee, sociology associate professor, as she discusses issues of race, immigration and the blurring color line in an on-screen interview with author Dalton Conley. The topics are the focus of Lee’s new book, The Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in Twenty-First Century America, co-authored with Frank D. Bean, UCI sociology professor.


One-child policy yields multiple woes

September 25 marks the 30th anniversary of China’s public announcement of the one-child per couple policy.  Originally designed as a means for slowing the country’s burgeoning population, its effectiveness and continued enforcement in an age when more couples are choosing to have less children has produced a highly distorted gender imbalance, vulnerable families, and nationwide labor shortage, says Wang Feng, UCI sociology professor and r


UCI sociologists earn honors at national association annual meeting

With more than 500 million users, Facebook is the dominant force in the relatively new and rapidly evolving field of online social networking.  If you’re one of the few who have managed to abstain from the online craze that consumes more than 700 billion minutes of users time each month, don’t assume you’re out of social networking’s grasp. 


Can we plan for disasters?

The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Each tragic event serves as an unfortunate, but constant reminder that when disasters strike, even the most comprehensive, well-laid plans involve unforeseeable, unexpected challenges.


Harvest of Loneliness earns top honors at 2010 Latino Film Festival in LA

Gilbert Gonzalez, Chicano/Latino studies professor, and Vivian Price, UCI political science Ph.D.


Greenhalgh receives Rachel Carson Prize for book on China’s one-child policy

Susan Greenhalgh, anthropology professor, has received the Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for her book, Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China, in which she draws on her more than 20 years of research into China's population politics to explore how a team of Chinese missile scientists convinced the country’s government to adopt a strict one-child per couple policy as a means for controlling popula


McGuire receives research award to study policies for combating gangs

Connie McGuire, anthropology graduate student, has received a $20,000 doctoral dissertation fellowship from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to study policies designed to combat gangs from Los Angeles to San Salvador. Findings from her research may contribute to the identification of future, more effective strategies for reducing gang violence in the Americas.


Collaborative conversations

To a casual observer, a dancer’s movements may appear to be guided wholly by the melodic tones and rhythmic beat of the accompanying score.  Gesture, however, is only a small piece of the story, explains Sheron Wray, UCI assistant professor of dance.   

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