Blog Posts - Mass Violence



The Visual Du Jour – Mexican Drug Cartels

There is much to explore with this infographic but you can clearly see the different flows. I am not a fan of bubble maps but this one still reveals the extent of the killing, especially in certain states. Click below for full view and effect.
by The Global Sociology Blog on Mar 4, 2013

The Visual Du Jour – Mexican Drug Cartels

There is much to explore with this infographic but you can clearly see the different flows. I am not a fan of bubble maps but this one still reveals the extent of the killing, especially in certain states. Click below for full view and effect.
by The Global Sociology Blog on Mar 4, 2013

The Visual Du Jour – Rape

Via Information is Beautiful (click on the image for a ginormous view):...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 14, 2013

A Different (Visual) Perspective On Gun Deaths

I have been blogging a lot on guns lately, and there have been a lot of interesting visualizations offered on this topic. Yet, I had never seen anything like the visualization below (via Nathan Yau). Take a look: US Gun Deaths – Stolen Years fr...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 5, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

I bet you were all waiting for me to weigh in, right? As a disclaimer, I loved The Hurt Locker. I loved its intensity and the fact that its main character was not entirely a “good guy”. He was reckless, unable to really function as one wi...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 2, 2013

Horror Feminism

So, the other say, I made the claim that American Horror Story is a feminist series. Let me explain, based on the two seasons we have so far. As a disclaimer, I should add that AHS is one of my favorite shows on TV right now and I am a big fan of the...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 2, 2013

The Only Argument Guns Advocates Should Have The Guts to Make (But Won’t)

Todd Krohn makes it for them: “It’s a cultural thing, as they say. We live in a society that launches “wars” on everything from drugs and crime, to cancer and fat. If it’s an inanimate object, we’re going to war wi...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 12, 2013

Living The Guns Dream

There are places in the world where there are lots of guns, and not just by bad guys. So what does a country awash with guns look like? According to the pro-gun hypothesis, it should be a crime-free heaven, right? Let’s see: “I recently v...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 6, 2013

Still The Gun Thing…

A few publications (here and here, for instance) decided to do some raw data collection (which would need to be refined and correlated with other variables to be truly useful). Slate, especially, has produced a simple interactive graphic regarding gu...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 3, 2013

Book Review – Haiti: The Aftershocks Of History

Laurent Dubois‘s excellent Haiti: The Aftershocks of History is a must-read for anyone interested in the social construction of race and race formation, as well as colonialism and its legacy. The book provides the longue durée context for the...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Nov 13, 2012

Patriarchal Violence Never Takes A Break

Patriarchal cultures (and that’s pretty much all of them) have all sorts of creative ways of enforcing their norms on those who defy and resist them. They never run out of violent and publicly degrading way of punishing women and girls, especia...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Nov 3, 2012


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