Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Good

What Does it Mean to Be a Man in the Age of Austerity?

Pugh’s question is simple: “If work is what it means to be a man, what do you do when work disappears?”

By Allison J. Pugh | Vol. 110

The Sustainable

What Happens at Home When People Can’t Depend on Stable Work

UVA sociologist Allison Pugh connects the rise in deaths of despair to the instability of America’s labor market.

By Allison J. Pugh | Vol. 90

The Prosperous

What Does it Mean to Be a Man in the Age of Austerity?

A University of Virginia sociologist examines the effect of the Uber economy on the lives of working men.

By Allison J. Pugh | Vol. 34

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