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“Sociologist at Large” – what exactly is that? Being “at large” generally refers to roving, or not being fixed in one spot. In my case, “at large” refers to being a public scholar out exploring the world. When I think of my sociological work being “at large,” I often think...Read more
Hello! My name is Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, Sociologist at Large. Sociology is the study of humans interacting in and with society, so basically what I do is try to make sense of patterns and processes I see occurring in social behavior. I look at how those patterns and processes impact...Read more
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For a price, you can exchange text messages with somebody you’ve never met, and never will. Is it a rip-off, or a cure for loneliness? When people talk about technology’s impact on social interaction, they usually focus on one of two extremes: technology is either allowing us to communicate more effectively,
“A lot of it has to do with different media and the way we think about sex and the performance of sex… People’s performance of [commercial porn sex] makes us uncomfortable, because it’s an industry situated around this idea and practice that we, as a culture, aren’t comfortable with to begin
When watching Hollywood films, our ability to distinguish fantasy from reality is assumed. No one is ever wearing seatbelts, leaping between high-rise buildings is totally possible, and safer sex practices are almost never mentioned. And if we leave the multiplex without buckling up, blaming Dominic Toretto isn’t going to fly.
I recently did a great interview with NextShark.com. We talked porn stereotypes, workplace harassment, and women in porn (and “and porn”). It’s a great in-depth piece I’m certain you will love. Here’s my power quote: “Porn is an artifact of unequal [social] arrangements, not the architect.” #boom Enjoy! * *