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  Subjects -> SOCIOLOGY (Total: 398 journals)
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: 5)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 15)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 6)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access  
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)
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: 185)
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: 181)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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: 1)
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: 15)
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: 12)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 5)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
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 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: 12)
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: 8)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Qualitative Sociology
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     ISSN (Print) 1573-7837 - ISSN (Online) 0162-0436
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2210 journals]   [SJR: 0.411]   [H-I: 23]
  • 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
  • Hermeneutic Institutionalism: Towards a New Synthesis
    • Abstract: Abstract The deep methodological and substantive fragmentation of the social sciences has led to the development of theories that can think larger social wholes only at the cost of disfiguring reductionism. Any effort at creating new synthesizing frameworks must be able to integrate advances made in a wide variety of subfields, and therefore needs to reconsider the ontology of social life as a unifying basis. Given post-structuralist critiques, this has to happen in a critical fashion. Due to its anti-reductionist stance, the social hermeneutics of Vico and Herder offers a good starting point for an ontological re-orientation. However, since their work has also inspired highly problematic essentializations of culture/people as the principal way to connect everyday interaction and large-scale phenomena, a move that has been criticized for very good reasons, their social hermeneutics must be adjusted to the needs of our time. This paper proposes a renewed social hermeneutics that analyzes social life as a dense thicket of action-reaction effect flows mediated by discursive, emotive and sensory understandings. Wherever action-reaction effect flows are replicated in self-similar forms, institutions emerge. Since replication is contingent on stabilized understandings the question arises how understanding, a process, can come to be objectified as a transposable form. The answer provided here is that repeated validations in action, in comparison with other persons, and in mnemonic invocations pick out and actualize understandings as interpretative devices. But this means that the work of stabilization is deferred to another level, because stabilized understandings require enduring validation, which can only issue from institutionalized social environments. The enduring features of social life must therefore be thought of as the result of a process of institutiosis, in which institutionalized forms buttress each other. Features of institutiosis are identified, which lead to more or less stable arrangements.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Methodological Pluralism and the Possibilities and Limits of Interviewing
    • Abstract: Abstract Against the background of recent methodological debates pitting ethnography against interviewing, this paper offers a defense of the latter and argues for methodological pluralism and pragmatism and against methodological tribalism. Drawing on our own work and on other sources, we discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of interviewing. We argue that concern over whether attitudes correspond to behavior is an overly narrow and misguided question. Instead we offer that we should instead consider what interviewing and other data gathering techniques are best suited for. In our own work, we suggest, we have used somewhat unusual interviewing techniques to reveal how institutional systems and the construction of social categories, boundaries, and status hierarchies organize social experience. We also point to new methodological challenges, particularly concerning the incorporation of historical and institutional dimensions into interview-based studies. We finally describe fruitful directions for future research, which may result in methodological advances while bringing together the strengths of various data collection techniques.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Methodologies, the Lifeworld, and Institutions in Cultural Sociology
    • PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Mixed Methods and the Logic of Qualitative Inference
    • Abstract: Abstract Can quantitative evidence be valuable for qualitative research designs' Here, I first examine recent arguments by qualitative methodologists who challenge the conventional view that quantitative evidence is necessary for explanatory generalization, but note that many qualitative researchers frequently incorporate quantitative evidence in their studies, despite methodological arguments to the contrary. I then extend recent developments in mixed methods research to argue that quantitative evidence offers preliminary description of sociological patterns to be explained by qualitative investigation.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Humanist Interpretation Versus Coding Text Samples
    • Abstract: Abstract As a methodological package, sampling and coding in a systematic manner serve as a hallmark of rigor for research into bodies of textual evidence. In truth this widely approved bundle of methods comprises a counterproductive tool. Applying humanist interpretation to exemplary texts with the “ideal-type” approach of Max Weber is superior by major criteria for the conduct of science as conventionally understood. Interpretation in this tradition is more transparent and traceable, more exposed to retesting, and wiser about standards of representativeness.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • How Do We Know What We Mean' Epistemological Dilemmas in Cultural
    • PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • The Sympathetic State: Disaster
           Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State
    , by
           Michele Landis Dauber
    • PubDate: 2013-12-22
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