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    At the Supreme Court, women are more likely to be successful if they conform to stereotypes about their gender

At the Supreme Court, women are more likely to be successful if they conform to stereotypes about their gender

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There are relatively few women among the attorneys arguing at the Supreme Court, despite the fact that nearly 40 percent of all practicing attorneys are women. Given that overt discrimination is widely discouraged, could implicit biases against women be a cause of this poor representation? In new research, Shane A. Gleason, Jennifer J. Jones, & Jessica Rae McBean examine […]

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    Book Review: God Save Texas: A Long Journey into the Future of America by Lawrence Wright

Book Review: God Save Texas: A Long Journey into the Future of America by Lawrence Wright

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In God Save Texas: A Long Journey into the Future of America, Lawrence Wright delves behind the numerous stereotypes that surround the Lone Star State, presenting a rich and complex tapestry of its history and politics. Exploring its subtle and complex dynamics, Wright offers a convincing take on Texas as torn between parochial histories, nationalist sentiments and global aspirations, writes Jeff […]

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    Book Review: The Textbook and the Lecture: Education in the Age of New Media by Norm Friesen

Book Review: The Textbook and the Lecture: Education in the Age of New Media by Norm Friesen

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Does it seem that education is somehow always lagging behind the latest technologies? In The Textbook and the Lecture: Education in the Age of New Media, Norm Friesen presents a longue durée study of the historical relationship between education and technologies of reading and writing in order to reframe accusations of ‘inertia’ in education. This is a useful introduction to a media […]

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    Should Chinese citizens be kept away from sensitive research at US universities?

Should Chinese citizens be kept away from sensitive research at US universities?

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History shows that barring foreign scientists can damage scientific progress and technological innovation, write Alessandro Iaria, Carlo Schwarz and Fabian Waldinger.

The Trump administration 
is considering measures to restrict Chinese citizens from performing sensitive research at American universities and research institutions. The boycott appears to
 be motivated by fears that Chinese researchers may be carrying out espionage activities and handing […]

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    Why success for women candidates in the 2018 midterms might turn more male voters away from the Democratic Party

Why success for women candidates in the 2018 midterms might turn more male voters away from the Democratic Party

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The lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections has seen a record number of women win primaries for the Democratic Party. Not only is the party fielding more women candidates than ever before, women are more likely to vote for Democrats than men. In new research Heather L. Ondercin investigates this gender gap in partisanship, finding that it began to […]

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    New research shows that Donald Trump’s election spurred European unity

New research shows that Donald Trump’s election spurred European unity

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Did the election of Donald Trump as US president affect the popularity of the European Union (EU) in Europe? In new research, Lara Minkus, Emanuel Deutschmann and Jan Delhey find that that Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 did cause a considerable increase in the EU’s post-election popularity. Gains in popularity were particularly high among those who perceived their country […]

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    Men can see hormonal contraception as a joint responsibility with their partners

Men can see hormonal contraception as a joint responsibility with their partners

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For now, hormonal contraception is available only to women. But to what extent to men help to manage this contraceptive method alongside their partners? In new research, Ann Fefferman and Ushma D. Upadhyay find that despite literature which suggests men can often be absent or coercive in contraceptive management, they are often active partners in this area, even […]

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    “It’s school desegregation, stupid”: arguments over education policies have played an important role in presidential elections since the 1960s

“It’s school desegregation, stupid”: arguments over education policies have played an important role in presidential elections since the 1960s

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In most 2016 election post-postmortems the role of education as a political issue has received relatively little attention. DeeAnn Grove argues that party positions towards school desegregation are actually key to understanding the white vote in the 2016 and past elections. She finds that since the 1960s, moderate white voters have had both a strong commitment to equal opportunities via […]

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    Book Review: Economic Science Fictions edited by William Davies

Book Review: Economic Science Fictions edited by William Davies

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In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies brings together contributors to explore the relationship between science fiction and economics, driven by the view that modes of economic thought function as fictions and that science fiction enables the imagining of alternative economic futures. In her review, Anna Nyugen focuses on the way that the authors evaluate and perceive the role and value of sci-fi […]

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    Book Review: TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics by Libe García Zarranz

Book Review: TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics by Libe García Zarranz

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In TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics, Libe García Zarranz analyses the literary productions of writers Dionne Brand, Emma Donoghue, Hiromi Goto and Larissa Lai to explore a twenty-first-century cross-border ethics grounded in material feminism, posthumanism and critical race theory. This is an ambitious and thought-provoking study that shows how literature can offer creative political interventions in an unequal globalised world, writes Hannah Spruce.

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