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    Why Eurocentric literacy measures may be creating the illusion that Black students are underperforming.

Why Eurocentric literacy measures may be creating the illusion that Black students are underperforming.

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Many have written about the apparent ongoing ‘achievement gap’ between young Black and White students, but in new research Patriann Smith and colleagues write that this ‘gap’ may not give a true picture of Black students’ literacy. They find that Black immigrant youth often speak multiple dialects just as their Black American peers do, and also often outperform them, […]

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    Book Review: The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility (Ayelet Shachar in Dialogue) by Ayelet Shachar

Book Review: The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility (Ayelet Shachar in Dialogue) by Ayelet Shachar

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In The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility, Ayelet Shachar challenges conventional understandings of borders in dialogue with six scholars in order to develop effective conceptual tools for resisting the seemingly disparate practices of state migration control. Lior Erez highly recommends this book as a clear and compelling contribution to the scholarship on migration and mobility.

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Book Review: What is Digital Sociology? by Neil Selwyn

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In What is Digital Sociology?, Neil Selwyn offers a new overview of digital sociology, advocating for its mainstream acceptance as a valuable expansion of sociological inquiry, while dispelling the misconception that it is a entirely new or radically different form of sociology. This is an excellent introduction to digital sociology, recommends Huw Davies, that will be particularly helpful for […]

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    Reshoring in the age of coronavirus: beware of the hurdles in leaving China

Reshoring in the age of coronavirus: beware of the hurdles in leaving China

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Companies cannot expect to simply pack up shop, lock the doors, turn out the lights, and move back home, writes Rosemary Coates.

We are in a global crisis. It’s a matter of life and death. There are still shortages of supplies and equipment around the world including acute shortages in America. We know there is plenty of manufacturing capability around […]

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    Mark Meadows’ departure has opened the door for a unique Republican runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th District.

Mark Meadows’ departure has opened the door for a unique Republican runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th District.

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While the US presidential primary race is all but over, primary elections for down ballot races continue. Christopher A. Cooper takes a close look at the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. He writes that the departure of former Representative Mark Meadows to be President Trump’s Chief of Staff has led to an unusual race to replace […]

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    Steve King may be leaving Congress, but many of his once fringe immigration policy ideas are now mainstream in the Republican Party.

Steve King may be leaving Congress, but many of his once fringe immigration policy ideas are now mainstream in the Republican Party.

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After spending 18 years in the House of Representatives, Republican Steve King of Iowa, will no longer be heading to Washington DC following his recent primary election loss. Álvaro J. Corral writes that while King may be leaving national politics, during his time in office, the Republican Party has moved to be aligned much more closely with King’s once […]

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    COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter have put Trump on the back foot, but it’s too early to say that he’s lost his loyal base

COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter have put Trump on the back foot, but it’s too early to say that he’s lost his loyal base

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This election year, President Trump has faced significant criticism not only for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now also for his reaction to the renewed #BlackLivesMatter protests that began after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last month. Thomas Gift writes that although Trump now trails his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, in many […]

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    Abstract appeals to free speech won’t solve the debate surrounding Confederate monuments—it’s a political question

Abstract appeals to free speech won’t solve the debate surrounding Confederate monuments—it’s a political question

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This month has seen the most recent push to remove Confederate statues in cities across the Southern US. Nathan T. Carrington and Logan Strother unpack the argument made by some who support the statues that their removal flies in the face of freedom of speech. They argue that questions over the fate of Confederate monuments are by their nature, […]

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    Book Review: Counterintelligence Theory and Practice by Hank Prunckun

Book Review: Counterintelligence Theory and Practice by Hank Prunckun

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In Counterintelligence Theory and Practice, Hank Prunckun aims to address the relative lack of theory-driven research and observations when it comes to the study of counterintelligence. Designed as a textbook, this work is a valuable contribution that will be particularly useful to those who are new to the counterintelligence field, writes Courteney J. O’Connor. 

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    Book Review: Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener

Book Review: Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener

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In Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, Mike Davis and Jon Wiener relocate the seeds of the radical 1960s away from New York City and Berkeley, California, centring the activism waged by African Americans, the Latinx community, Asian Americans, the LGBT community and women to ultimately redefine Los Angeles as the quintessential microcosm of paradigmatic change […]

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