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Éducation et socialisation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfances, Familles, Générations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Sociology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 207)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Chinese Sociology     Open Access  
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)

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Journal Cover   Qualitative Sociology
  [SJR: 0.594]   [H-I: 26]   [37 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1573-7837 - ISSN (Online) 0162-0436
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2302 journals]
  • The Embodied Mind: Building on Wacquant’s Carnal Sociology
    • Abstract: Abstract This essay responds to Wacquant’s call for a “Carnal Sociology”—an approach best realized through a method Wacquant calls “enactive ethnography.” In this essay, I explore the ways in which certain aspects of Wacquant’s carnal sociology—specifically the sentient, the sedimented and the situated—can enhance our understanding of cognition and meaning-making. I reference an ongoing research project on the deciphering of olfactory messages to make my case.
      PubDate: 2015-01-24
  • Visual Micro-Sociology and the Sociology of Flesh and Blood: Comment on
    • Abstract: Abstract Embodied sociology is compared to the micro-sociology of violence in understanding bodily-emotional-interactional processes in lived time. Besides the phenomenology of the researcher’s own bodily experience, a combination of methods are useful, including emotional expressions and rhythms seen through observation, photos, and videos, and informed interviewing. Combined methods give a larger picture of all the participants on the scene. Viewed more broadly, one of things we find is that embodied actors are not equally skilled, but are situationally stratified by confrontations among persons with differing degrees of competence andincompetence in micro-interactional skills.
      PubDate: 2015-01-24
  • For a Sociology of Flesh and Blood
    • Abstract: Abstract This article elaborates the social ontology and methodology of carnal sociology as a distinctive mode of social inquiry eschewing the spectatorial posture to grasp action-in-the-making, in the wake of debates triggered by my apprenticeship-based study of boxing as a plebeian bodily craft. First I critique the notions of (dualist) agent, (externalist) structure, and (mentalist) knowledge prevalent in the contemporary social sciences and sketch an alternative conception of the social animal, not just as wielder of symbols, but as sensate, suffering, skilled, sedimented, and situated creature of flesh and blood. I spotlight the primacy of embodied practical knowledge arising out of and continuously enmeshed in webs of action and consider what modes of inquiry are suited to deploying and mining this incarnate conception of the agent. I argue that enactive ethnography, the brand of immersive fieldwork based on “performing the phenomenon,” is a fruitful path toward capturing the cognitive, conative, and cathectic schemata (habitus) that generate the practices and underlie the cosmos under investigation. But it takes social spunk and persistence to reap the rewards of “observant participation” and achieve social competency (as distinct from empirical saturation). In closing, I return to Bourdieu’s dialogue with Pascal to consider the special difficulty and urgency of capturing the “spirit of acuteness” that animates such competency but vanishes from normal sociological accounts.
      PubDate: 2015-01-24
  • The Interactional Production of a Clinical Fact in a Case of Autism
    • Abstract: Abstract The authority to diagnose is a distinguishing prerogative of modern medicine. While a growing body of research addresses various aspects of diagnosis, few studies analyze just how it is achieved through talk-in-interaction. This paper examines how clinicians assembled a diagnosis of a child who was evaluated for autism. Drawing on audio and video recordings at a clinic for developmental disabilities, I use a combination of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to show how a critical fact about the child’s mental functioning was formulated, challenged, and transformed across three consecutive stages of his evaluation: (1) testing, (2) a case conference among clinicians, and (3) an informing interview where the diagnosis was delivered to the parents. I analyze how this fact emerged as an outcome of clinician-child interactions, and how clinicians used storytelling to render its diagnostic implications. In addition to examining how these stories are methodically produced, I argue that they frame the child’s behavior in ways that suggest a lack of competence while eliding the skills and competencies he may have been displaying.
      PubDate: 2015-01-14
  • Urban American Indian Identity: Negotiating Indianness in Northeast Ohio
    • Abstract: Abstract The number of people identifying as American Indian has increased exponentially in recent decades and the largest increases have occurred in non-reservation environments. Demographic research shows that “new” Indians, or people who did not previously identify as Indians, have contributed to this growth, but little is known about the experience of Indian identity for this segment of the population. My research draws on 39 interviews and 2 ½ years of field work in two Northeast Ohio pan-Indian communities, one comprised primarily of “new” Indians who are reclaiming Indian identities, and one comprised primarily of “old” Indians who relocated from reservation environments to the urban sphere. I explore how these distinct pathways to urban Indian identity—reclamation and relocation—manifest in different experiences for Northeast Ohio Indians. My comparative analysis reveals that both reclaimers and relocators find it difficult to assert American Indian identities in interactions with Northeast Ohio residents. Accomplishing “Indianness” in personal and public realms is particularly challenging for reclaimers, however, because they lack tangible evidence (e.g., brown skin, government issued identification cards) to support their Indian identity claims.
      PubDate: 2014-12-28
  • A Feminist Carnal Sociology?: Embodiment in Sociology, Feminism, and
           Naturalized Philosophy
    • Abstract: Abstract Wacquant’s vision of carnal sociology and enactive ethnography draws heavily from embodied mind theories in neurocognitive science and philosophy of mind. However, it also resonates with feminist epistemologies, such as sociologist Dorothy Smith's view that sociology should begin with and from the body. While both carnal sociology and the neurocognitive traditions it draws from ignore decades of feminist contributions to embodied epistemologies, I argue that feminist thought has much to contribute to materially grounded accounts of corporeal knowledge. Attention to feminist thought should also help enactive ethnographers consider the limits to the method, and the ethical and political complexities of embodied, situated knowledge.
      PubDate: 2014-12-27
  • The Global Pigeon . By Jerolmack Colin, 2013. Chicago & London:
           University of Chicago Press. 2013. ISBN: 9780226002088 288 pp.
    • PubDate: 2014-12-27
  • The Need for More “Carnal”
    • Abstract: Abstract Loïc Wacquant’s provocative call for a flesh and blood sociology holds promise for ethnographers willing to engage their bodies while doing research. Specifically, it allows ethnographies to experience the same bodily and emotional sensations as their study participants, which then improves their understanding of how bodily crafts inform human life. However, a “carnal” approach may encounter three obstacles: first, mainstream researchers who are trained in traditional observational methods and writing; second, the time, effort, and thought needed to methodologically link the researcher’s body to the research; and third, the fear of ethnographers wanting to avoid being labeled as “narcissistic” and “unscientific.”
      PubDate: 2014-12-20
  • Evoking Equanimity: Silent Interaction Rituals in Vipassana Meditation
    • Abstract: Abstract Studies on the benefits of meditation show that the practice reduces stress and helps achieve a feeling of equanimity and peacefulness. These studies have tended to view meditation as an individual endeavor; however, many people learn to practice meditation in a group. Drawing on literature that connects the self, emotional experience and social interaction, I suggest that meditation-based equanimity is not only a psychological state but also a social attitude that is cultivated and learned in a unique silent interaction order. Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews with participants in vipassana meditation retreats in Israel and the United States, I analyze instances of silent social interaction that take place in meditation centers. The analysis reveals a sociological understanding of equanimity as a sociality of “non-engagement” which serves as a grey zone between full engagement and complete disengagement. As I show, participants in meditation retreats go through a gradual process of learning how to be with others while not directly attending to them. This form of being together allows for the emergence of silent social attunement that facilitates equanimity. Participants purposely cultivate and perform equanimity with and for others, but eventually it takes over the self, leading to an experience of self-transformation.
      PubDate: 2014-12-19
  • Understanding Non-Human and Human Animal Relationships in American Society
    • PubDate: 2014-11-13
  • Transformative Complicity and Cultural Humility: De- and Re-Constructing
           Higher Education Mentorship for Under-represented Groups
    • Abstract: Abstract The American Sociological Association, academic administrators, and underrepresented faculty have voiced serious concerns about higher education exclusionary practices for more than a decade. A perspective called “home ethnography” is introduced as a methodological tool for understanding the situation of under-represented faculty. This home ethnographic study discusses doctoral trajectories in elite American university social science and social service programs. Varied mentorship sources and reactive/pro-active strategies of under-represented academics are analyzed through the lens of the social work codes of ethics and the alignment between the explicit and the implicit curriculum. The counterpoints and contradictions arising in mentor/mentee relationships, even within presumed similarities of ethnic identity, are addressed from critical feminist, race, and postcolonial theories. Emancipatory confluences that create potential advancement, despite almost insurmountable odds, are revealed through the paradigms of “transformative complicity,” “cultural humility,” and “empowerment.” In order to generate systemic change, managed risk-sharing and multi-sector inter-institutional mentorship are strongly recommended. These actions are more likely to trigger humanizing generative processes that lead to true inclusive diversity in higher education.
      PubDate: 2014-10-14
  • “Our National Feeling is a Broken One:” Civic Emotion and the
           Holocaust in German Citizenship Education
    • Abstract: Abstract This article examines how collective memory narratives about the Holocaust and corresponding performances of classroom emotional labor and emotion management are used to teach immigrants in Germany the normative civic emotion associated with citizenship. In 2005, following legal changes which increased naturalization opportunities, Germany created a series of nation-wide orientation classes and integration projects aimed at preparing foreign residents for membership. This research, based on participant observation in orientation classes and interviews with integration workers in Frankfurt am Main, shows that civic emotion and associated practices of feeling management play a key role in citizen-making projects. Although the emotional content of citizenship in most countries is largely positive, consisting of feelings like national pride and loyalty, German civic emotion is both unique and contested. Most integration workers taught migrants a distinctly negative form of civic emotion, which combined sadness and shame for the Nazi-era with a rejection of national pride. Some attempted to negotiate alternative forms of “safe,” specifically non-national pride, and a minority of subjects argued that it was time for Germans to “stop carrying shame” for the Holocaust altogether and re-embrace patriotism. Thus, the emphasis that subjects put on teaching the “correct” kinds of civic emotion, along with their disputes over what those were, show that even the most intimate and invisible aspect of belonging, what individuals feel toward their country, can become fertile ground for struggles over citizenship and national identity.
      PubDate: 2014-09-04
  • The Crooked Line: From Populist Mobilization to Participatory Democracy in
           Chávez-Era Venezuela
    • Abstract: Abstract This article challenges the widely held view that populist mobilization and participatory democracy are incompatible. Ethnographic data from Chávez-era Venezuela show that while populist mobilization cannot directly generate participatory democracy, it can set in motion a process that indirectly leads to this result: By creating but failing to fulfill expectations for participatory democracy and falling short in other ways, a poorly performing local populist regime can precipitate a grassroots backlash that, under certain circumstances, can lead to the election of a post-populist regime with the interest and ability to successfully implement participatory reform. My data show that this can occur in municipalities led by the Left or Center-Right, complicating the idea that successful participatory democracy requires a Left party.
      PubDate: 2014-08-16
  • The Social Model of Disability Under the Shadow of the Revolution:
           Ex-combatants Negotiating Identity in Nicaragua
    • Abstract: Abstract The social model of disability, which defines disability as the product of social discrimination rather than the physical, cognitive, or sensory differences of individuals, became the dominant logic of the international disability field with the 2006 passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. As such, grassroots disability associations around the world are advocating for new rights. These campaigns promote a new identity frame of disabled persons as a universally oppressed group. This identity, however, does not benefit all groups equally and actually threatens some. Using qualitative methods, I compare the usage of the disability identity by two grassroots associations in Nicaragua. Ex-Contra soldiers with disabilities use the identity to obfuscate their discredited history as “traitors” and, instead, represent themselves as unjustly discriminated against disabled persons deserving special benefits and human rights protections. Ex-Sandinista soldiers with disabilities also make claims, but only reluctantly as disabled, preferring to self-identify as war wounded. Because of changes in law, however, Ex-Sandinista soldiers are increasingly unable to make claims as war heroes, but must instead access benefits as persons with disabilities “in general.” This case demonstrates how actors strategically use the social model of disability in relation to local political culture and group identity.
      PubDate: 2014-08-14
  • What is the Shortest Russian Joke' Communism. Russian Cultural
           Consciousness Expressed Through Soviet Humor
    • Abstract: Abstract In an environment like Soviet Russia where it was difficult, if not impossible, to make assertions that contradicted the official Communist Party word, political humor can be used to challenge, subvert, or uphold official “truths.” The Russian Soviet anekdot—a politically subversive joke—provides an intimate view into the perspective of the Russian people living under Soviet rule. The anekdot serves as a discourse of “cultural consciousness,” connecting otherwise atomized people to a homeland, collective culture, and memory. In conducting a paired content and critical discourse analysis of 1,290 anekdoty collected from Russian archives, I explore how this oral folklore served to construct a Russian collective consciousness that (1) resists Party rhetoric, social policy, and ideology, but also (2) adopts and reifies social boundaries established by Soviet discourse by constructing particular groups as “other.” Those who are familiar with cultural folklore—and the historical context to which it refers—are taught who are the perpetrators responsible for injustices, who are the victims, and how we should feel about these different people; folklore also gives insight into the perspectives of those from the hegemonic '"center."
      PubDate: 2014-06-24
  • “Who Better to Do It Than Me!:” Race, Gender & the
           Deciding to Run Accounts of Political Women in Texas
    • Abstract: Abstract Women remain underrepresented in electoral politics at every level. Much has been written about how dominant gender values shape political women’s decisions to run for office, how the media portrays women on the campaign trail, and how voters respond to women candidates. Yet, research on women in politics has too often assumed a monolithic standard of femininity, overlooking the ways in which gender values are varied and deeply racialized. Drawing from data gathered through 46 interviews I conducted with women leaders and political activists in Texas, I explore the narratives politically active women cultivate to account for their decisions whether or not to run for public office. I illuminate how these “deciding to run” narratives reflect racialized standards of femininity and how these discourses are mediated by the political context and by political and activist organizations.
      PubDate: 2014-06-24
  • Racial Formation and Place in Mexico and Chile
    • PubDate: 2014-06-21
  • Pushing the Boundaries: Responses to Ethnic Conformity Pressure in Two
           Turkish Communities in Belgium
    • Abstract: Abstract Previous research has demonstrated that ethnic communities try to maintain ethnic boundaries through group pressure to conform to premigration cultural patterns, which mainly happens indirectly through social control. So far however, little attention has been given to how group members respond to this indirect ethnic conformity pressure, as well as to the factors that shape these responses. Drawing on in-depth interviews with second- and third-generation Turkish Belgians, we examine and explain different responses to ethnic conformity pressure and link these to ethno-cultural change and boundary change. We distinguish three negotiation strategies, namely conformity, creativity and disregard, and find that the choice for a particular strategy is first and foremost shaped by the agent’s gender, their embeddedness in the Turkish community, and the availability of an alternative support network, both of which are shaped by exclusion in the larger society. In addition, also the severity of the norm violation, the social structure of the community and parental expectations play a role. Findings are interpreted in terms of ethnic boundary dynamics, and implications for ethno-cultural change are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-06-21
  • Quantifying Accidents: Cars, Statistics, and Unintended Consequences in
           the Construction of Social Problems Over Time
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the potential effects of a single cultural means of claimsmaking—quantification—on the construction of a social problem through time. By analyzing salient historical uses of statistics in public debates on traffic accidents in the United States, the study seeks to advance the understanding of the role played by numerical claims in the broader dynamics of problem evolution and development. Specifically, key employments of numbers by early automobile clubs, the private insurance industry, safety movement and establishment, and printed media are closely traced and interrelated to flesh out their impacts on dominant representations of the issue over the long term. While numerical claimsmaking produced divergent, often contradictory effects on the construction of the problem, I argue that figures ultimately contributed to the gradual waning of the moralist and political zest that characterized much of the claimsmaking activities on the issue in the first half of the twentieth century. The argument provides one explanation of how traffic accidents can come to be defined in contemporary society as a “necessary evil”—a regrettable yet largely unalterable price to pay for the benefits of the automobile. To the extent that many of these quantification effects are unintended, they are linked to both the nature of statistical argumentation employed in this case and its institutional contexts.
      PubDate: 2014-06-19
  • Warriors and Terrorists: Antagonism as Strategy in Christian Hardcore and
           Muslim “Taqwacore” Punk Rock
    • Abstract: Abstract This article contributes to new scholarship in the sociological study of religion, which looks at how people define and communicate religion in secular spheres. I show how U.S. Christian Hardcore and Muslim “Taqwacore” (taqwa means “god consciousness” in Arabic) punks draw on the tools of a punk rock culture that is already encoded with its own set of symbols, rituals and styles to: 1) understand themselves as religious/punk and 2) express religion in punk rock environments. I find that both cases draw on a punk rock motif of antagonism—oppositional attitudes and violent rituals and symbols—to see themselves as religious/punk and express religion in punk in different ways. Christian punks use this motif to condemn other Christians for denouncing punk and create space for Protestant evangelical Christianity in punk. Taqwacores use this motif to criticize Islam for its conservatism as well as non-Muslims for stereotyping Muslims as religious fanatics. In the process, Taqwacores build a space for alienated brown youth who exist on the margins of mainstream American culture and traditional Islam.
      PubDate: 2014-06-19
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