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NIU sociologist Jeffrey Kidder during his days as a bicycle messenger.
The growing sport of parkour, which might be described as a sort of street gymnastics, provides a concrete example of how people are merging the virtual worlds of online life with their actual physical practices. So says NIU sociologist Jeffrey Kidder. The relatively new, noncompetitive sport, also described as a physical discipline, originated in France and...
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As U.S. presidential election campaigns heat up, candidates can expect an earful of complaints over taxes. Now a new study led by a Northern Illinois University sociologist argues that American middle-class hostilities toward the federal income tax follow a common discourse rooted in moral beliefs. “We propose that everyday tax talk among the middle class...
NIU sociologist Jeffrey Kidder during his days as a bicycle messenger.
The real Chicago winter has finally reared its ugly head, and if you think the cold, slush and snow are tough on motorists, imagine what it’s like for the city’s bicycle messengers, those daredevils who risk life and limb in downtown traffic to make rush deliveries. NIU sociology professor Jeffrey Kidder has a good idea....