Blog Examines Sociology of Ward Six – A Look at Income/Employment Disparities, Racial Discrimination, and Gentrification
by Larry Janezich
Capitol Hill resident and sociologist, Johanna Bockman, a professor at George Mason University, is writing a blog to examine the sociology of Ward Six.
“While I love my neighborhood on Capitol Hill in DC, I clearly recognize many disturbing trends going on, especially around gentrification and the Great Recession.
This blog will present a wide variety of data about Ward Six (census, survey, historical, ethnographic, etc.), present a multitude of different perspectives (hopefully far beyond the business community’s views), and try to do public sociology, which in the words of Michael Burawoy ‘endeavors to bring sociology into dialogue with audiences beyond the academy, an open dialogue in which both sides deepen their understanding of public issues’.”
The blog asks the question “how can we use sociology to understand what these substantial differences mean for people in Ward 6?”
http://sociologyinmyneighborhood.blogspot.com/ or click on the link under “Links We Like” on the EMMCA website