October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the time when everything turns pink! We here at The Social Breakdown wanted to remind everyone with breasts (pssst– we ALL have ‘em!) to do all the needed check ups: self-exams, ultrasounds, and mammograms! Our team has been especially hit hard by breast cancer. So, for us and for you, please get yourself checked out and remind your loved ones to do so, too!
Boobs, moobs, breasts, cancer, health
- Breast cancer is insanely common! There is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman in America will develop breast cancer.
- Here’s how to do a breast self-exam!
Did you know that contemporary and modern art aren’t the same thing? Come learn with us about the contemporary art world, how artists judge and value their own art and creative journey, and how artists represent or negotiate their creative vision. We invited Dr. Hannah Wohl, who recently published Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art is Created and Judged with University of Chicago Press to talk about her ethnographic work with contemporary artists. Dive with us into the art world and maybe spark that creativity to become an artist yourself!
Contemporary Art, Creativity, Popular Culture, Aesthetic Judgments
- Bound by Creativity: How Contemporary Art Is Created and Judged by Hannah Wohl
- SOC414 – “I just see blue’: What is art? (Guest episode)
- Damien Hirst
- Oscar Murillo
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
- For $84,000, An Artist Returned Two Blank Canvasses Titled ‘Take The Money And Run’
- Gary Alan Fine
- Wendy Griswold
- Katherine Bernhardt
- Contemporary art fairs
- B. Wurtz
- Found objects
- Art Worlds by Howard S. Becker
- Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art by Olav Velthuis
- Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education by Gary Alan Fine
- Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum by Fernando Domínguez Rubio
- Buyers of Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Defend the Work as ‘the Unicorn of the Art World,’ Comparing It to Warhol’s Soup Cans
- “Art markets in crisis: how personal bonds and market subcultures mediate the effects of COVID-19” by Larissa Buchholz, Gary Alan Fine, and Hannah Wohl
- NFT art: what is it, how it works and what it means for the creative industry
- #FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement
The gang is back! We tackle a foundational topic in sociology: social problems! Social problems relate to numerous other concepts that we’ve discussed – inequality, stratification, the social construction of reality, and all the “-isms.” Social problems are social in their causes, consequences, and solutions and though, social problems are often discussed at the macro societal level, its symptoms often manifest in everyday micro life. Join us as we talk through some big hit social problems – COVID-19, unemployment, crime and deviance, education, racism, ageism, and more!
Social problems, inequality, stratification, theory
- The Social Construction of Reality by Berger and Luckmann (1966)
- We have an episode on it!
- SOC215 – Social Stratification, Capitalism, and Inequality: All the Sad Things
- SOC307 – The Social Construction of Rock n’ Roll
- SOC208 – Left Handed Devils: The Social Construction of Deviance
- SOC315 – The Political Spectacle: Symbols in Politics
- SOC207 – Three Schools of Thought: Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism
- OnlyFans Reverses Its Decision to Ban Explicit Content
Our first guest of the season is one we’re all fans of: Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza!! Tanya joins us to talk about a new project that explores the gentrification of her hometown located in the outskirts of Washington D.C. How do we measure gentrification? And what markers do local residents perceive as signs of gentrification? (Expensive ramen shops, we’re looking at you!) Join us as we make sense of how structures promote “killing a neighborhood [to] make a profit.”
Gentrification, Culture, Economics, Housing, Neighborhoods