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Claude Fischer, professor of sociology

Claude Fischer

Claude Fischer is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley. He is known for his work on urban and community studies, inequality (particularly his response to The Bell Curve, a 1994 book on IQ and class), social networks and personal relationships, and social change in American history. Fischer is best known outside academia for America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940. His recent books include Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character, in 2010, and Still Connected: Family and Friends in America since 1970, in 2011.

Posts by Claude Fischer

12-1-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Which University?
10-21-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?When epidemic hysteria made sense
10-15-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Vocabulary retrogression
7-10-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Telling stories vs. telling data
6-26-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Are we more self-absorbed than previous generations, or just more self-aware?
6-10-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Work hours and the pay gap
5-27-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Mourning 9/11 Victorian style
5-14-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Bible readings
5-9-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Old days, fast times
4-28-14Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?Eco-Puritanism
4-10-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What do average Americans think about inequality?
4-1-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Which radical ideas come true?
3-24-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Where did ‘Hispanics’ come from?
3-7-14Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Public health
2-12-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Folktales of the policy elites
1-24-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Art and the machined world
1-15-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The public-housing experiment
12-18-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?American Dream, twisting
12-10-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Deservingness
12-3-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Squirrely history
11-19-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Atheist evangelism: ‘Nothing new under the sun’
11-14-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The giving season … and era
11-5-13Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Cell phone science
10-29-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Boo! Americans and the occult
10-9-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Political responses to the Crash
10-2-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Child labors
9-27-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Word counts and what counts
9-20-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Loss of economic exceptionalism
8-29-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Economic equality, 1774 and beyond
8-20-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Declaring you’re a ‘none’
8-13-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Robert Bellah
7-31-13Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Still living with your parents? Inequality hits home
7-17-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Postcard from Paris
7-9-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?America’s religious market
7-2-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?American-made ethnic-Americans
6-27-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?New media and old manifestations
6-20-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Novel data: promise and perils
6-12-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Immigrants and historical amnesia
6-4-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Inequality update
5-28-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Psychologically damaged
5-7-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Suicide boom?
4-25-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Sexual license, sexual limits
4-17-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Markets, prices and justice
4-10-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Immigration and political clout
3-26-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Writerly baseball – opening day 2013
3-21-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Back home
3-13-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Catholic schism
2-19-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The ’60s turn 50
2-1-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?We’re # last!
1-10-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Guns
1-4-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A modern “Antebellum puzzle”?
12-11-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The giving nation?
12-6-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Religion, politics and the Sunday mail
10-30-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?9/11 reaction and resilience
10-23-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A cost of inequality: growth
10-17-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Obama’s racial penalty
9-26-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The polarizing political paradox redux
9-19-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The 47% charge in U.S. history
9-13-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The survey crisis
9-7-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Spiritual and/or religious
9-5-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Execution songs
8-14-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?“Who built that?” Chance and history
8-7-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Meeting, mating and the Web
7-25-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Voting violence
7-13-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Differences under the differences
6-21-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Virtuous voting
6-11-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Geography of inequality
5-31-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Slavery’s heavy hand
5-22-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Gay vows
5-3-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Still under God
4-4-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Opening day 2012 — worldwide
3-27-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Tolerating Americans
3-16-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?End times and presidents
3-6-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The abortion puzzle
2-29-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The Army of black liberation
2-22-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The South has risen
2-17-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Marrying — up, down, sideways
2-14-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Can’t believe it
2-6-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Occupy 2012: Another 1968?
1-19-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?How bad is ‘European’?
1-12-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Unique, sovereign, American
1-4-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Reconstructing memory
12-22-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Make-your-own religion
12-14-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Consume this
11-28-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Stumbling in the dark
11-15-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?More on Occupy
11-8-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Occupy! Now what?
11-4-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Violence: New news, old news
11-2-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Lost children
10-28-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Cheerful Yanks?
10-5-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Job hunting: Timing is (not?) everything
9-28-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Breastfeeding history
9-14-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What’s a life worth?
9-7-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Homesick blues
7-22-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Social media reading list: Christakis and Fowler, Connected
6-29-11Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Spinsters no more
6-24-11Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Missing tramps
6-15-11Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?City crime, country crime
6-8-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Living togetherness
6-2-11Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Naturally clean
5-26-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Women graduating
5-19-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Home owning dreams
5-11-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Technology and fundamentals
5-6-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Protected class
4-27-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Faith Endures
4-21-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?American exceptionalism
4-13-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Buying a head start
4-6-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A. Lincoln, Socialist?
4-1-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Opening day 2011
3-24-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Shaken but secure
3-11-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Heavy hand
3-2-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The big change
2-28-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?American ties (III)
2-23-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Money and character
2-17-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Going out — or home?
2-7-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Degree inequality
2-3-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?American ties (II)
1-19-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Ugly or needy
1-13-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?18th-century Twitterfeed
1-10-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?American ties (part 1)
12-21-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Christmas struggle
12-14-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Was slavery, is slavery
12-7-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Hanukkah or vanish?
11-24-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Pilgrims, Puritans, and the ideology that is their American legacy
11-22-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Return on investment from government research?
11-16-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Solidarity, soldiers, and baseball
10-29-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Tests say Americans becoming more intelligent over the generations. How could that be?
10-14-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The history of caring in America
10-8-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The dramatic expansion in the ‘empty nest’ stage of life
9-30-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Wealth and an American paradox
9-9-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Labor’s laboring effort
9-2-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Multiculturalism lite and right
8-20-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A natural romance
8-13-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Alone or lonely?
8-2-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?LeBron James & the 10th Amendment
7-28-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?We’re number one!
7-19-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A fragmenting America? – Pt. 2
7-14-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A fragmenting America? – Part 1
7-2-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Fighting for the 4th of July
6-18-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Boomer blues
6-16-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A crime puzzle: Violent crime declines in America
5-28-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Angry old white men
4-20-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?American individualism – really? The evidence that we are not who we think we are