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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists understand social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and how social systems work.

At times, that can seem scary, ambiguous and intimidating; what have people explored in the context of sociology that can show diverse interests? (What's in it for me?)  -Were people there? Then sociologists may have been too!

For example: fun references in in the library database Sociological Abstracts

Radiohead (photo is from a 2017 Radiohead concert in Berkeley, CA)
Rose, P. A. (2011). Pragmatism not idealism: Radiohead, Technopoly, and the global movement for change. ProQuest, Ann Arbor MI. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/socabs/docview/1018344700/abstract/AE8C239110E9480APQ/1

Lil Wayne
Hart, M., Agnich, L. E., Stogner, J., & Miller, B. L. (2014). “Me and My Drank:” Exploring the Relationship Between Musical Preferences and Purple Drank Experimentation. American Journal of Criminal Justice : AJCJ; Louisville, 39(1), 172–186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12103-013-9213-7

Black Lives Matter
Esposito, L., & Romano, V. (2016). Benevolent Racism and the Co-Optation of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Western Journal of Black Studies; Pullman, 40(3), 161–173.

Cosplay
Bainbridge, J., & Norris, C. (2013). Posthuman Drag: Understanding Cosplay as Social Networking in a Material Culture. Intersections: Gender,  History & Culture in the Asian Context, (32). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/socabs/docview/1650145650/45DFFA8F0A4C4407PQ/7


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