Thursday, February 17, 2011

Links ...

Sociology in maps:

  1. Nathan Yau at Flowing Data: How tech tools have changed today’s prostitution business. On Columbia sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh's recent research .

  2. Gwn Sharp at Sociological Images: Global Alcohol Consumption. Indians consume 2.5 to 4.5 liters per person per year -- about less than a third of the figure for the world champs: Russians! And we are surrounded by countries with even lower consumption. Another map shows that "spirits" are Indians' favorite drink -- as opposed to beer in most western countries, and wine in France.

  3. Jeremiah Dittmar at Vox EU: Information technology and economic change: The impact of the printing press. While the focus is on the economic impact of Gutenberg's invention, the post also has fascinating maps on how this technology "diffused" across Europe during the next 50 years .