Sightings Articles

2016 | discrimination | hate | Islam | Muslims | Pew Research Center | religiocification

The Religiocification of Hate

Sightings was born as an endeavor to discover and comment on the traces of “religion” which supposedly survive in a “secular” society. However, instead of sighting only such presumed distant, obscure, or minuscule traces, our authors have often had t...

December 12, 2016

Pew Research Center | polls | first amendment | US Constitution | elections

Pseudo-Events Clash -- Martin E. Marty

More than a half century ago, historian Daniel J. Boorstin—a Ph.D. dissertation-adviser of mine—taught us to distinguish between events and pseudo-events. The latter, he noted, were staged to get media attention whether anything event-ful had happene...

September 29, 2014