This is the blog for the sociology classes of Prof. Richard Hudak (Endicott College, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Merrimack College).
When I started this blog, I had been enjoying a lot of the TV series “The Ghost Whisperer” in reruns. In imagining what it might be like to talk to the dead, I began to muse that sociologists, too, were weird to the average person, and “have a gift” of being able to see the hand of social structure in everyday life. The Sociological Imagination is what makes us “special” or at least distinctive.
But this is not a gift we have inherited, like Melinda Gordon of the TV series. Rather it is one that has been bequeathed to us by teachers before.
For the past few years I have shared with my students a variety of internet content related to sociology. This is a more systematic effort to do so, and to give students the opportunity to create their own posts as well. Welcome to “The Structure Whisperer.”