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  Subjects -> SOCIOLOGY (Total: 394 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: 24)
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: 12)
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: 175)
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: 175)
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: 11)
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: 34)
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: 7)
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: 1)
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: 6)
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: 1)

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Journal Cover Sociological Forum
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     ISSN (Print) 0884-8971 - ISSN (Online) 1573-7861
     Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1604 journals]   [SJR: 0.838]   [H-I: 28]
  • Humanitarian Crisis as Everyday Life
    • Authors: Elizabeth Holzer
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: Contemporary scholarship understates the resilience of everyday life in humanitarian crisis. Disaster may seem like a fleeting moment—colloquially, we say “the world stood still” or “everything changed in a blink”—but in the Buduburam Refugee Camp, a predominately Liberian refugee camp in Ghana, people experienced calamitous tragedy accumulated over years of daily activities. Though they remained politically and economically “out of place,” residents constructed buildings and other ordinary material objects to forge a new lived environment. As residents engaged with this new lived environment—from building homes to managing rainwater—they regularly participated in moral boundary work that helped establish how “good” people ought to act in inhumane circumstances. Moral boundary work did not obviate inequality or conflict, but it did help mediate between immediate bodily needs and the wider social order. More broadly, the study documents the crucial role that seemingly mundane material objects play in moral boundary work. Material objects like signs, garbage cans, and homes can operate like sociospatial props in the stories that people tell about their daily lives. These stories reinforce the moral boundaries that divide “good” and “bad” people and ultimately help make a shared moral order possible.
      PubDate: 2014-09-23T01:05:51.197863-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12123
  • Date Rape After the Afterschool Special: Narrative Trends in the Televised
           Depiction of Social Problems
    • Authors: Francesca Polletta; Christine Tomlinson
      Pages: 527 - 548
      Abstract: Social problems scholars have pointed to sensitive depictions of social problems like smoking, rape, and spousal abuse on television as evidence of the success of movements devoted to those causes. Media scholars have countered that the pressure on television producers to hew to formula inevitably leads to stereotypical depictions of social problems. We appraise these two perspectives by way of an analysis of the portrayal of date rape on teen television dramas over the course of 2 decades. We show that, for a period, advocates did secure portrayals of date rape that were in line with a feminist antirape agenda. However, that depiction yielded to one in which date rape figured as a narrative device, used to tell audiences something about the show's characters or their situation, not to tell them something about rape. Developments in teen serials' content and especially their form led eventually to antifeminist portrayals, in which rapes were portrayed as unjust but routine events. Behind these developments, however, were demands on television writers to produce not formula, but novelty. We conclude by theorizing more generally the effects of the demand for novelty on the depiction of social problems on television.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:32.264681-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12102
  • Dangerous Privilege: Trans Men, Masculinities, and Changing Perceptions of
    • Authors: Miriam J. Abelson
      Pages: 549 - 570
      Abstract: This article examines the construction of masculinities in social interaction through in‐depth interviews with trans men living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Interviewees’ concerns for safety, particularly the threat of violence from other men, shaped their masculine practices, which led some men to practice defensive masculinities and, for others, constrained their ability to practice transformative masculinities. Respondents’ concerns for safety, and their masculine practices, changed according to variation in transition, physical location, audience, and their physical stature. These findings have implications for the relationship between men's fear of violent victimization and accountability to situated gender expectations in interaction and the persistence of gender inequality. Theoretically, this article engages a complex understanding of accountability and multiple masculinities to argue that the perceived threat of violence shapes men's practices in interaction. The fear of violence encourages conformity and inhibits men's transformative practices.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:27.368932-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12103
  • Gendered Leadership: The Effects of Female Development Agency Leaders on
           Foreign Aid Spending
    • Authors: Robert C. Jones; Liam Swiss
      Pages: 571 - 586
      Abstract: This article examines the effects of gender on the leadership of bilateral development aid agencies, particularly their official development assistance (ODA) allocations toward gender‐related programming. Drawing on earlier research on gendered leadership, the article tests the hypothesis that female director generals (DGs) and ministers responsible for aid agencies will allocate more ODA than their male counterparts toward gender programming. This existing literature on gendered leadership is divided: some scholars argue that women and men have distinct leadership styles on account of their gender, while others argue that the only distinguishing factor is the institutional context in which they lead. Drawing on data collected on aid flows and agency leadership within the major Western aid donors of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) over the period from 1995 through 2009, we use pooled time series analysis to examine the effects of gendered leadership on aid allocation. Our analysis reveals a tendency for female DGs and ministers to focus ODA on gender‐mainstreaming programs, while male DGs focus ODA on gender‐focused programs. We argue that these divergent priorities reflect the women's desire to reform gendered power structures within their respective aid agencies, and the men's desire to maintain existing gender power structures from which they benefit.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:26.561399-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12104
  • Self‐Esteem, the Fear of Crime, and the Decision to Protect Oneself
           From Victimization
    • Authors: Emily K. Asencio; Monica Merrill, Michael Steiner
      Pages: 587 - 606
      Abstract: This research extends prior work that examines self‐esteem as an outcome of protective behaviors against crime victimization by focusing instead on the moderating influence of self‐esteem on the relationship between the fear of crime and the decision to protect oneself from victimization. The fear of crime is conceptualized as two separate components (fear of victimization and perceived risk) in accordance with prior work. Self‐esteem is conceptualized as three separate components (worth, efficacy, and authenticity), and measured with a recently designed instrument for capturing each aspect of self‐esteem separately. Data are collected through surveys of a population at high risk for victimization (undergraduate college students). Logistic regression analyses demonstrate that self‐esteem does play a role for deciding whether to engage in protective behaviors, and that the specific components of self‐esteem moderate defensive behavioral outcomes differently. Specifically, the self‐worth, self‐efficacy, and authenticity components of self‐esteem influence the decision to carry protection, but not the decision to take a self‐defense class. Implications for both the fear of crime and self‐esteem literatures are addressed.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:30.319549-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12105
  • From Political to Material Inequality: Race, Immigration, and Requests for
           Public Goods
    • Authors: Jeremy R. Levine; Carl Gershenson
      Pages: 607 - 627
      Abstract: Studies of political participation typically analyze voting, contentious collective action, or membership in voluntary associations. Few scholars investigate a more mundane—but highly consequential—form of neighborhood politics: requests for basic city services. We conceptualize city service requests as a direct, instrumental contact with local government that alters the geographical distribution of public goods. We hypothesize that rates of service requests vary with the ethnic and immigrant composition of neighborhoods, due to differences in these communities’ expectations of local government. We test this hypothesis using administrative data from the City of Boston. We find neighborhoods with high concentrations of first‐generation immigrants less likely to request services, relative to need. The concentration of African Americans, however, is associated with large increases in neighborhood service requests. We conclude with implications for the study of race, inequality, and political incorporation.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:28.180163-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12106
  • Consumer Citizenship and Cross‐Class Activism: The Case of the
           National Consumers' League, 1899–1918
    • Authors: Jeffrey Haydu
      Pages: 628 - 649
      Abstract: Political consumerism is often criticized for its failure to cross class lines, a failure linked to the economic resources and cultural capital of affluent consumers. The early history of the National Consumers' League (NCL) illustrates how an alternative model of consumer citizenship can lead privileged shoppers to draw social boundaries in different ways. The NCL included lower‐class women and children as beneficiaries and occasional allies in consumer campaigns, but distanced itself from the organized labor movement. This alternative model of political consumerism is traced to the gender and class cultures of reformist women in the Progressive Era.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:29.5985-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12107
  • “God Is Like a Drug…”: Explaining Interaction Ritual
           Chains in American Megachurches
    • Authors: James K. Wellman; Katie E. Corcoran, Kate Stockly‐Meyerdirk
      Pages: 650 - 672
      Abstract: Megachurches have been criticized as superficial sources of entertainment that do not produce significant feelings of belonging, moral responsibility, or spirituality. This article challenges popular criticisms of megachurches and, drawing on interaction ritual theory, proposes that megachurches are successful interaction ritual venues and powerful purveyors of emotional religious experience. We predict that these interaction rituals produce positive emotional energy, membership symbols that are charged with emotional significance, feelings of morality, and a heightened sense of spirituality. From a census of 1,250 known megachurches in America, 12 were selected that closely represent the national megachurch profile. At each church, focus groups were conducted and attendees participated in a survey. We combine these data sources to provide a more comprehensive picture of the megachurch interaction ritual. The combined qualitative and quantitative results provide strong support for our predictions.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:31.073139-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12108
  • Innovation and Diversity Redux: Analyzing Musical Form and Content in the
           American Recording Industry, 1990–2009
    • Authors: Kim Laat
      Pages: 673 - 697
      Abstract: Using the American recording industry as a case study, this article analyzes innovation and diversity concurrently and outlines the analytical purchase gained from doing so; examines the effects of performer incumbency and combinatorial role patterns, thereby offering an empirical application of the “role as resource” perspective (Baker and Faulkner ); and provides data on an underexplored era in which the emergence of digital technology has had wide‐ranging repercussions. Regressing measures of innovation (form) and diversity (content) on incumbency status and combinatorial role patterns reveals that innovation and diversity operate through distinct collaborative patterns. New artists are found to be carriers of musical innovation, and while performing artists with autonomy over the roles of songwriter and producer are more likely to be progenitors of musical diversity, innovation emerges from role specialization. Artistic roles and performer attributes, moreover, come together in particular ways to influence diversity and innovation depending on the environmental context. Post compact disc (CD) format era, innovation wrought by producer specialization is predominant, but the music is devoid of diversity. I conclude by arguing that the manner in which configurations of diversity and innovation interact has implications both for cultural production and reception.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:33.4825-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12109
  • Reconsidering Durkheim's Assessment of Tarde: Formalizing a Tardian Theory
           of Imitation, Contagion, and Suicide Suggestion
    • Authors: Seth Abrutyn; Anna S. Mueller
      Pages: 698 - 719
      Abstract: Emile Durkheim summarily rejected Gabriel Tarde's imitation thesis, arguing that sociology need only concern itself with social suicide rates. Over a century later, a burgeoning body of suicide research has challenged Durkheim's claim to a general theory of suicide as 4 decades worth of evidence has firmly established that (1) there is a positive association between the publicization of celebrity suicides and a spike in the aggregate suicide rate, (2) some social environments are conducive to epidemic‐like outbreaks of suicides, and (3) suicidal ideas or behavior spreads to some individuals exposed to a personal role model's suicidal behavior—for example, a friend or family member. Revisiting Tarde, the article examines why Tarde's theory deserves renewed attention, elucidates what he meant by imitation, and then formalizes his “laws” into testable theses, while suggesting future research questions that would advance the study of suicide, as well as other pathologies. Each “law” is elaborated by considering advances in contemporary social psychology as well as in light of its ability to supplement Durkheim's theory in explaining the “outlier” cases.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:28.957071-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12110
  • Exploring Stigmatization and Stigma Management in Mental Health Court:
           Assessing Modified Labeling Theory in a New Context
    • Authors: Bradley Ray; Cindy Brooks Dollar
      Pages: 720 - 735
      Abstract: Drawing on Link and colleagues' modified labeling theory, this article examines whether the stigma management strategies defendants anticipate using after mental health court exit are associated with their reported experiences during court. Using survey data from 34 mental health court graduates, we find that respondents generally perceive the mental health court as procedurally just, did not experience stigmatizing shame, and anticipate using the inclusionary coping strategy of education over the exclusionary strategies of secrecy and withdrawal. Moreover, findings reveal that the anticipated use of stigma management strategies is associated with mental health court experiences in that procedural justice is associated with inclusionary coping strategies, while stigmatizing shame is associated with exclusionary coping strategies. We conclude by encouraging researchers to further explore the role of stigmatization and shame in specialty court contexts and to continue investigating these defendant perceptions of these courts' process.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:32.740086-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12111
  • Fame, Social Media Use, and Ethics
    • Authors: Elaine Replogle
      Pages: 736 - 742
      Abstract: This essay addresses two journalists' very public criticism of a blog that chronicles a woman's fight with cancer. I examine the role of fame in this controversy. Are the expectations for maintaining “privacy” actually stricter for people who are not famous? How do shifting boundaries between private and public (exacerbated by social media, which allow anybody to have a “public” persona) and shifting understandings of what constitutes “fame” affect the traditional understandings of what is appropriate to share?
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:33.158089-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12112
  • To Life: Optimism Bias and Technological Ties in the Face of the Worst
    • Authors: Karen A. Cerulo
      Pages: 743 - 748
      Abstract: This essay addresses a recent media controversy. Two journalists actively questioned the appropriateness of a popular blog that chronicles a young woman's fight with cancer. Elaine Replogle () unfolds the facts of this case and discusses the role of fame and status in understanding the journalists' response to the blog. Here, I extend that conversation, exploring how our culture's optimism bias, as well as the increasing importance of our technological ties, informs our understanding of both the blog and its critics.
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:31.966414-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12113
  • Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been
    • Authors: Philip Kasinitz
      Pages: 749 - 749
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:27.085421-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12114
  • Why We Need a Political Sociology of Citizenship and Immigration
    • Authors: Irene Bloemraad
      Pages: 750 - 755
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:27.148314-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12115
  • Toward a Sociology of Global Islam: Revisiting Muslim Ethnicities in the
    • Authors: Mustafa Gurbuz
      Pages: 756 - 763
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:31.735845-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12116
  • Revisiting The Feminine Mystique
    • Authors: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
      Pages: 763 - 768
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:30.124828-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12117
  • About the Authors
    • Pages: 769 - 773
      PubDate: 2014-08-26T04:19:34.182703-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12118
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