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  Subjects -> SOCIOLOGY (Total: 375 journals)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (1 follower)
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (1 follower)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (21 followers)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (2 followers)
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (5 followers)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access  
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (5 followers)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (2 followers)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (3 followers)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Health Sociology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (8 followers)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (12 followers)
Hispania     Partially Free   (3 followers)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access   (1 follower)
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (3 followers)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (92 followers)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (2 followers)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (101 followers)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access  
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (7 followers)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (3 followers)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (1 follower)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (30 followers)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (1 follower)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Full-text available via subscription   (10 followers)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (14 followers)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (3 followers)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access   (1 follower)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (1 follower)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (3 followers)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (12 followers)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (9 followers)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (8 followers)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free  
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (1 follower)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (7 followers)
Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (5 followers)

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Sociological Forum    [11 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 0884-8971 - ISSN (Online) 1573-7861
     Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1594 journals]   [SJR: 0.838]   [H-I: 28]
  • NGOs, IOs, and the ICC: Diagnosing and Framing Darfur
    • Authors: Meghan Zacher; Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Joachim J. Savelsberg
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become influential forces in global society. They exert their influence in part by framing issues and thereby suggesting particular courses of action. This article examines how NGOs with distinct missions represent mass violence for the case of Darfur. Content analysis of reports, speeches, and other documents from Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Save Darfur reveals distinct patterns across organizations. In addition to the organizations' specialized fields, interventions by external actors such as the United Nations and the International Criminal Court affect NGO framing, but they do so in organization‐specific ways. Against presumptions of a uniform Western position on Darfur, this analysis documents that depictions of violence by Western NGOs show field‐specific patterns and distinct responses to international political and judicial interventions.
      PubDate: 2014-01-08T03:50:31.835514-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12068
  • The Moral Obligations of Some Debts
    • Authors: Francesca Polletta; Zaibu Tufail
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: If given the opportunity to reduce your debt, albeit at some financial risk, would you take it? Interviews and observations in two debt settlement firms show that debt settlement clients tend not to calculate financial risks in deciding which debts to try to settle. Rather, they treat their relationship with their creditor as a reciprocal and ongoing one. If the service provided by their creditor was inadequate, clients feel justified in trying to settle their debt. Otherwise, they believe that they must pay back the debt in full. In line with recent work in economic sociology, we show that economic transactors are bound by the moral requirements of the relationship they are in. But debt settlement clients invent those relationships in at least two ways: turning a debt to an impersonal agency into a relationship with a person, and turning a relationship of inequality into one of equality. Clients may preserve some sense of autonomy in a disempowering relationship by conceptualizing their relationship with their creditor as one between equals. But there is a cost: As a result of the relational schemas on which they operate, they often refuse to try to settle debts that might be settled without lasting financial repercussions.
      PubDate: 2014-01-08T03:50:21.894385-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12067
  • Underground Markets as Fields in Transition: Sex Work in New York City
    • Authors: Sudhir Venkatesh
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: Most ethnographers visualize their fieldwork study vis‐à‐vis their long‐term commitment to a bounded sociospatial context—an “ecology.” In this manner, the majority of ethnographic studies are presented as studies not only of practices but also of recognizable physical ecologies that breathe life into the practices—for example, homes, ghettos, firms, schools, and so on. In the pages that follow, I consider the ways in which the status of place has shifted in urban sex work. The shifting commerce of sexual services in New York enables me to open up a set of methodological issues about the role of space in ethnographic work. One in particular is at the core of this paper: namely, because so many ethnographic labors begin with the selection of a field site, what conceptual issues arise that fieldworkers must pay attention to vis‐à‐vis that decision? For example, the field site may change, the field site may itself be shaped by wider societal forces, and it may be simply dissolve over time. How does any of this impact a technique that is premised on the dependability of “sitting” so that others may be dependably followed? I draw on the notion of “strategic action fields” to present an alternative analytic framework, one more useful for the challenges ethnographers face.
      PubDate: 2013-09-12T02:39:00.988426-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12053
  • “This Should Not Be Happening in This Country”:
           Private‐Life Violence and Immigration Intersections in a U.S.
           Gateway City
    • Authors: Susan C. Pearce; Natalie J. Sokoloff
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: In the United States, the rise in ethnic diversity due to immigration in recent decades has been most visible in new “gateway” cities and towns, such as the Baltimore–Washington, D.C. corridor, now the fourth‐largest gateway for new immigration. Among the more grave issues that immigrant women face in these gateways and elsewhere is the experience of intimate partner violence. This article reports on a study using qualitative methods to document the problem, approaches, and challenges in the rapidly diversifying city of Baltimore, Maryland. We report on individual and focus‐group interviews with professionals in 10 agencies who work directly with the Baltimore populations. Drawing on intersectionality theory, we propose a conceptual framework that disaggregates the location of “immigration” into four components: contexts of exit, contexts of reception, racial and class hierarchies, and culture. The study's results problematize cultural essentialist models and raise questions about current U.S. legal systems regarding immigration.
      PubDate: 2013-08-28T00:32:55.855343-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12052
  • Social Policy, “Deservingness,” and Sociotemporal
           Marginalization: Katrina Survivors and FEMA
    • Authors: Megan Reid
      Pages: n/a - n/a
      Abstract: Limiting assistance in the context of the neoliberal U.S. welfare state relies on a distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor. Hurricane Katrina survivors were caught between two opposing cultural characterizations—”deserving” disaster victims and “undeserving” welfare cheats. In this article, I examine Hurricane Katrina survivors' experiences with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s rental assistance policies and practices, as their experiences reveal important aspects of how aid is allocated in the context of the contemporary U.S. welfare state, and what consequences this has for marginalized populations. I analyze in‐depth interviews and field observations with displaced Katrina survivors and find that FEMA policies and practices assumed a “middle class” model of family structure and economic standing. Those who did not fit into this model were made to wait while their cases were investigated, which had negative psychological and material consequences. I argue that being made to wait, or temporal domination, is a central component of the larger sociotemporal marginalization of the poor, or the way in which time structures social stratification. Temporal domination is a feature of neoliberal social policy, neither maliciously intended nor entirely unintended, that has the consequence of punishing the “undeserving.”
      PubDate: 2013-08-28T00:32:49.113187-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12051
  • Sustaining Democracy: Localization, Globalization, and Feminist Praxis
    • Authors: Nancy A. Naples
      Pages: 657 - 681
      Abstract: Following contemporary discussions of environmental sustainability, I view sustainable democracy as an approach that remains open to diversity, promotes well‐being for all social actors, and advances social justice. The notion of sustaining democracy that I adopt foregrounds everyday practical and participatory strategies that are self‐consciously tied to a vision of the future which will be more economically equitable, peaceful, inclusive, and socially just. However, I argue, a political vision cannot be enacted without an epistemological articulation that informs political practice. Feminist praxis contains, in its epistemological formulation, a reflexive process by which lessons from past activist engagements are incorporated into contemporary efforts, which, in turn, are further reflected upon in changing political and cultural contexts. Feminist praxis is further deepened by incorporating epistemological insights from feminist theories of intersectionality to inform its political methodology. I illustrate the possibilities of intersectional feminist praxis for sustaining democratic practice with attention to five different dimensions: strategies for inclusion, methods of empowerment, countering power imbalances, organizing across differences, and processes of reflexivity.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:18.898114-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12054
  • The Effect of Daughters on Partisanship and Social Attitudes Toward Women
    • Authors: Dalton Conley; Emily Rauscher
      Pages: 700 - 718
      Abstract: Washington () finds that daughters promote liberal voting (at least with respect to women's issues) among U.S. Congress members and attributes this finding to socialization. However, daughters’ influence could manifest differently for elite politicians and the general citizenry either due to self‐selection or the Trivers‐Willard hypothesis, which suggests that parents invest differently in male and female children depending on their social status. Using nationally representative data from the General Social Survey, this study asks whether biological daughters affect political party identification, traditional views of women, or opinions about abortion and teen sex. We find that female offspring promote identification with the more conservative Republican Party, but this effect depends on social status. There is no evidence that daughters promote liberal views of women and less consistent evidence that they influence views of abortion or teen sex. Overall, evidence supports the Trivers‐Willard hypothesis, but with a more complex interaction by social status.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:15.122339-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12055
  • Trans Men: Embodiments, Identities, and Sexualities
    • Authors: Colin J. Williams; Martin S. Weinberg, Joshua G. Rosenberger
      Pages: 719 - 741
      Abstract: This article examines the experiences of 25 persons who were assigned female status at birth but do not wish to live as women and take on a masculine or queer gender identity. We employ the concept of “gendered embodiment” and introduce the concept of “sexualized embodiment” to highlight what is involved in this process. We ask how experiencing a masculine gender identity is reflexively tied to a trans man's sexuality and the ways in which these two embodiments are tightly, moderately, or loosely coupled. For example, a tight coupling appeared when trans men began to use testosterone and obtained surgery such as breast removal; a moderate coupling was found where gender validation was sought from a sexual partner (with this being related to sexual preference identities as well as the interpretation of vaginal penetration); the loosest coupling of the gender‐sexuality embodiments was linked to the liberality of the locale and whether “queer” identities could be easily adopted. In sum, our research demonstrates the link between gender and sexuality as a result of the body work trans men do and the historical and geographical situations in which they find themselves.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:15.548504-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12056
  • Downshifting: An Exploration of Motivations, Quality of Life, and
           Environmental Practices
    • Authors: Emily Huddart Kennedy; Harvey Krahn, Naomi T. Krogman
      Pages: 764 - 783
      Abstract: “Downshifting,” reducing work hours, thereby income, to increase leisure time, offers a possible individual‐level solution to the stress many experience from long working hours and work intensification. Recently, some have argued that an increase in leisure time with a reduction in income might also foster pro‐environmental lifestyles as has been demonstrated for the “voluntary simplicity” movement. Quantitative research on the relationship between downshifting and quality of life is scant, with equivocal results, and studies of the relationship between downshifting and environmental lifestyles are even more rare. Survey data from a western Canadian city reveal nonsignificant impacts of downshifting on two measures of quality of life (subjective well‐being and satisfaction with time use) as well as on sustainable transportation practices. However, downshifting is significantly associated with sustainable household practices. In order for downshifting to have more widespread positive effects, further structural changes in broader domains such as work culture, urban design, and support for families will be required.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:17.996833-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12057
  • Racial/Ethnic Composition and Violence: Size‐of‐Place
           Variations in Percent Black and Percent Latino Effects on Violence Rates
    • Authors: Ben Feldmeyer; Darrell Steffensmeier, Jeffery T. Ulmer
      Pages: 811 - 841
      Abstract: According to racial invariance positions and mainstream sociological perspectives on race and crime, race differences in structural conditions should account for most if not all of the racial composition (or percent black) effect on aggregate‐level violence rates. However, prior research (mostly conducted prior to 1990) generally provides mixed or contrary evidence for this position, showing instead that greater concentrations of blacks are linked to increased violence even after accounting for racial differences in socioeconomic conditions. The current study uses recent data and a novel unit of analysis to go beyond extant research in two ways. First, we include percent Latino in our examination of the extent to which both racial and ethnic composition effects on violent crime rates are mediated by racial/ethnic disparities in socioeconomic disadvantage. Second, we test whether racial/ethnic composition effects are conditioned by size of place, through the use of census places as a uniquely varying unit of analysis. We find that both black and Latino composition effects are partly explained by controlling for structural conditions (especially structural disadvantage), but this characterizes smaller places much more than the largest, most urbanized places.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:14.468745-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12058
  • Social Movements and Patronage Politics: Processes of Demobilization and
           Dual Pressure
    • Authors: Pablo Lapegna
      Pages: 842 - 863
      Abstract: Why might social movements be highly contentious at one point in time and demobilize shortly after? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this article examines the dynamics of demobilization of popular movements in a context of patronage politics. I argue that demobilization in these contexts results from relational processes creating a “dual pressure” stemming “from below” and “from above.” In social environments where patronage is pervasive, poor people develop survival strategies relying on clientelistic arrangements. They participate in a social movement organization (SMO) to voice their rights, but also to address pressing survival needs by gaining access to resources. These expectations of constituents create a pressure “from below” on leaders of an SMO, which respond by securing resources obtained through alliances with national political actors. In turn, these alliances create a pressure “from above,” because local leaders reciprocate this national support by eschewing the organization of collective actions. Drawing on data culled from 12 months of fieldwork on an Argentine peasant movement, this article inspects the interconnections between popular movements and patronage politics to refine our understanding of demobilization processes; contribute to discussions regarding the role of culture on contentious politics; and shed light on current demobilization trends in Latin America.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:17.174862-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12059
  • “What's the Matter With Kansas?” A Sociological Answer
    • Authors: Frank W. Young
      Pages: 864 - 872
      Abstract: Thomas Frank's book poses a question: Why do working people in Kansas vote for Republican candidates when supporting them is antithetical to their economic interests? This article analyzes the statistical evidence for such alleged deviant voting and finds support for his thesis that the working class does vote Republican. Also supported is his principal causal suggestion for this hypothesized “backlash,” the decline in average county population. But both variables lack a supporting theory. A “structural ecological” explanation for both facts is introduced that claims that the fear that whites experience as the white population shrinks causes the backlash reaction and the Republican vote that Frank describes. Statistical tests support the alternative explanation and illustrate the difference between Frank's ethnography‐based arguments and the approach that most sociologists use.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:17.723135-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12060
  • Getting Unstuck: Interdisciplinarity and Aging
    • Authors: Elizabeth Markson; Peter Stein
      Pages: 873 - 880
      Abstract: Continuing the dialog initiated by Scheff in the March issue of Sociological Forum, we reflect on some of the challenges involved in interdisciplinary research.
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:16.722135-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12061
  • Toward a Sociology of Home
    • Authors: Philip Kasinitz
      Pages: 881 - 884
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:17.037621-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12062
  • Home and Belonging
    • Authors: Jay (Koby) Oppenheim
      Pages: 884 - 887
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:16.016744-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12063
  • Race, Poverty, and Policy in the Wake of Disaster: Post‐Katrina
    • Authors: Carl L. Bankston
      Pages: 888 - 899
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:18.577697-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12064
  • Before September 11 and Beyond September 12: Space, Social Relations, and
           Recovery in Battery Park City
    • Authors: Karen Albright
      Pages: 899 - 904
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:19.399678-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12065
  • About the Authors
    • Pages: 905 - 911
      PubDate: 2013-11-21T06:18:18.435176-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12066
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