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Everything from how children are taught about sex, religious belief, feminism, censorship, capitalism, human rights, marriage and gender roles, morality, ethics and the law are implicated in the deeply complicated battles over pornography in America. In a new book to be published April 25, 2023, Nebraska sociologist Kelsy Burke takes a deep dive into the long history of pornography in the United States – and how the ubitquity of internet porn shapes American culture.
Understanding the state of religion among today’s youth is key to understanding the future of American society. Philip Schwadel, Carl Happold Professor of Sociology, will deliver the Nebraska Lecture at 2 p.m. March 30, 2023, to discuss the causes and consequences of religious disaffiliation among young Americans. The percentage of Americans with no religion increased from 7% in 1990 to 30% today, with an even higher percentage of young Americans having no religious affiliation. What leads young people to leave religion and what leads them to maintain religious beliefs.
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