Today, we meet with Jessi Streib of Duke University. Jessi wrote The Power of the Past: Understanding Cross-Class Marriages with Oxford University Press. More recently, she published “The Unbalanced Theoretical Toolkit: Problems and Partial Solutions to Studying Culture and Reproduction but not Culture and Mobility” in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology. Jessi discusses culture, class, social mobility, and theory. and
We also discuss a recent Gallup survey suggesting that public confidence in higher education is falling, an Inside Higher Ed piece on how to deal with student absences when grading, and a New York Times Magazine piece on toxic masculinity.