Frontiers - Society

  • April 2006

    Freedom to Fight

    Political science professor examines why emerging democracies go to war.

    “No mature democracies have ever fought a war against each other,” writes Edward Mansfield, the Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science.

  • April 2006

    Tawkin’ American

    Linguist publishes first comprehensive guide to the varieties of speech patterns across the U.S. and Canada.

    In the musical My Fair Lady, phonetician Henry Higgins hid behind a pillar taking notes on the speech patterns of the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle.

  • April 2006

    Continental Divide

    Sociologist Jerry Jacobs shows how time itself is dividing working Americans in new ways.

    When surveying the national landscape, Penn sociologist Jerry Jacobs and NYU professor Kathleen Gerson point to the “dramatic changes in the ways Americans organize their work and fam