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Dalogue and Universalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Debates en Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design and Culture : The Journal of the Design Studies Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
disClosure : A Journal of Social Theory     Open Access  
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Éducation et socialisation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 7)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access  
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ethnologia Actualis : The Journal of Ethnographical Research     Open Access  
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
European Review Of Applied Sociology     Open Access  
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Eutopía - Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial     Open Access  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
Fokus pa familien     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 4)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Sociology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access  
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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)
IM-Pertinente     Open Access  
Information Technology, Education and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
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: 3)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
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: 7)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access  
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Chinese Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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   ISSN (Print) 0884-8971 - ISSN (Online) 1573-7861
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1597 journals]
  • Globalization and Collective Labor Rights
    • Authors: Robert Blanton; Shannon Lindsey Blanton
      Abstract: The impact of globalization has been a perennial source of contention, and issues regarding labor rights have been a visible aspect of this struggle. Despite the popular controversy about a potential “race to the bottom” regarding globalization and labor rights, the empirical record on these linkages remains mixed. Moreover, despite the multifaceted nature of globalization, extant literature in this area has focused purely on several specific facets of economic globalization, such as trade and FDI. We focus on two additional aspects of globalization, social and political integration, as well as a broadly based measure of economic globalization, and examine how they influence collective labor rights—both in terms of labor laws, as well as their enforcement in practice—in the developing world from 1986 to 2002. We find that all three facets of globalization are negatively related to labor rights. Specifically, social, political, and economic globalization are related to the decoupling of labor practices from extant labor laws; that is, labor practices deteriorate while labor laws remain largely unaffected.
      PubDate: 2016-01-20T04:34:44.197995-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12239
  • Beyond Racism: Response to Embrick, Hughey, Miller, Rosenfeld, and Ross
    • Authors: Paul J. Hirschfield
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Embrick (2016), Hughey (2016), Miller (2016), Rosenfeld (2016), and Ross (2016), all of whom reflected on my article “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T21:30:03.249756-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12235
  • Minimizing the Roots of a Racialized Social System: Ignoring
           Gender—Lethal Policing and Why We Must Talk More, Not Less, About
           Race and Gender
    • Authors: David G. Embrick
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Hirschfield's (2015) article, “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T21:15:03.41819-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12234
  • Identifying the Drivers of the Exceptionally High Rates of Lethal and
           Racially Biased Violence by Police in the United States Requires
           Geographically Resolved Data and Analysis
    • Authors: Cody T. Ross
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Hirschfield's (2015) article, “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T21:00:03.102718-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12233
  • Police and Lethal Force: a Response to Hirschfield
    • Authors: Lisa L. Miller
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Hirschfield's (2015) article, “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T20:45:01.994246-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12232
  • There's Something Happening Here: A Comment on Hirschfield's “Lethal
    • Authors: Matthew W. Hughey
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Hirschfield's (2015) article, “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T20:30:03.237782-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12231
  • Police Killings and Sociological Research
    • Authors: Richard Rosenfeld
      Abstract: This essay serves as a response to Hirschfield's (2015) article, “Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism,” published in the December 2015 issue of this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-12-28T20:15:03.135955-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12230
  • The Forum Mailbox
    • PubDate: 2015-12-28T20:00:02.089692-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12229
  • Latino Faces, Corporate Ties: Latino Advocacy Organizations and Their
           Board Membership
    • Authors: Samantha L. Perez; Joshua Murray
      Abstract: Although they have increased exponentially since the 1960s, social scientists know little about ethnic advocacy organizations. These nonprofits are important bridges between underresourced communities and mainstream funding organizations and their directors are established ethnic leaders. Sociologists study interlocking directorates—or shared board membership—to understand how organizations fit together within broader social networks. Network concepts, particularly the theory of institutional isomorphism, suggest that organizations are likely to be similar to the extent they are connected and operate within a common organizational field. We apply this logic to Latino advocacy organizations to examine the underlying source of cohesion across this ethnic field. We ask whether the organizations are tied by interlocking directorates of ethnic elites who sit on their boards of directors or if board members' common affiliation with other elite institutions creates the structural conditions that facilitate potential ideological or behavioral similarity. A social network analysis of five prominent Latino advocacy organizations reveals support for both hypotheses: Latino board members are both embedded in ethnic‐based networks and entrenched within elite organizational webs. This suggests that ethnic elites who sit on the boards of Latino advocacy organizations are also corporate elites, selected for the social capital they bring to these nonprofits.
      PubDate: 2015-12-27T23:46:56.987544-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12236
  • Healing the Hidden Injuries of Class? Redemption Narratives,
           Aspirational Proxies, and Parents of Low‐Income,
           First‐Generation College Students
    • Authors: Ashley C. Rondini
      Abstract: Existing scholarship has examined how low‐income individuals conceptualize their socioeconomically constrained positions in relation to the meritocratic ideologies and stratified mobility structures of the United States, but little is specifically known about how these individuals' ideas regarding their own status may be impacted by raising children who surpass their educational and occupational achievement levels. Drawing on interview data from both low‐income first‐generation (LIFG) college students and the parents of those students, this article examines how parents framed the achievements of their upwardly mobile, college‐going children in relation to their own experiences of socioeconomic, educational, and occupational constraint. Engaging qualitative understandings of the “hidden injuries of class,” the analysis demonstrates how parents of LIFG college students reconciled their own experiences of limited mobility despite hard work with their steadfast beliefs in meritocratic ideals by (1) invoking narratives of personal “redemption” from past “mistakes” or “failures” in relation to their children's educational accomplishments, and (2) conceptualizing their upwardly mobile children as “aspirational proxies” through whose accomplishments they measured their own success.
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:18:02.728037-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12228
  • Specialization and the Survival of Self‐Help Organizations
    • Authors: Caddie Putnam Rankin; Matthew Archibald
      Abstract: This article examines the survival rates of 589 self‐help organizations in order to understand how self‐help niches, organizations specializing in biomedical, human services, and behavioral health, differentially impact longevity. Drawing on a study of the self‐help movement, we examine how the various mechanisms by which specialization impacts self‐help movement organizations' chances of survival. Extending the concepts of embeddedness, countervailing powers, and organizational specialization to self‐help organizations, we investigate how formal structures and professional alliances differentially promote longevity. Results show how formalization enhances self‐help organizations' longevity, and serves as a mechanism by which specialization impacts organizational viability. While formalization has a robust and beneficial impact on longevity, some professional linkages are negatively associated with survival and others are positively associated with it.
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:17:44.545074-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12227
  • You Catch More Flies With Honey: Sex Work, Violence, and Masculinity on
           the Streets
    • Authors: Sharon S. Oselin
      Abstract: Violence among inner‐city men is a pressing social concern, and the central focus of much academic research. Many frame it as a phenomenon that certain men perpetuate—those who inhabit disadvantaged, impoverished communities—and argue it is linked to performances of “street” masculinity. In this article, I examine male street‐based sex workers’ willingness to become embroiled in violent exchanges. In a departure from theoretical predictions, my findings reveal these men expend considerable effort to remain nonviolent with others immersed in the sex trade, a decision based upon their desire for the acquisition of capital as well as their calculation of risks. In doing so, they construct and perform a nuanced version of masculinity, which I call pacifist masculinity. Few studies analyze peaceful and conciliatory interactions among men in these contexts, an absence that only serves to reify assumptions about rampant hostility and aggression. I draw on interviews with 19 men involved in street prostitution in Chicago in 2012. This article contributes to a clearer understanding of male–male violence in high‐risk environments, examines the prominent factors that inform decisions to assault others, and explores how such actions challenge hegemonic masculinity.
      PubDate: 2015-12-24T04:06:03.594677-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12240
  • Privileged American Families and Independent Academic Consultants They
    • Abstract: This article focuses on how economically advantaged families hire independent educational consultants (IECs) to help them navigate the college application process. We argue that the help provided by IECs embodies the marketization of emotional and relational mediation that many privileged families pursue during times of great anxiety. We offer the concept of “family mediator” to illustrate the relationship between parents, children, and the IECs whom these families employ. First, this article will chronicle why many advantaged parents feel apprehensive about their children's application to college and how they decide to turn to IECs for help. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how privileged parents, especially mothers, rely on IECs to assuage their feelings and emotions. Finally, we will examine how IECs enable parents and children to avoid conflicts and sustain connections to each other. Nevertheless, we find that resorting to IECs as emotional and intergenerational mediators may not always work. Some parents and children occasionally resist the mediation provided by these IECs, just as a few IECs are unwilling to work as the bridge persons in these privileged families in order to protect their professional reputation and boundaries.
      PubDate: 2015-12-23T01:07:03.768795-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12238
  • “I'm Not Good Enough for Anyone”: Legal Status and the Dating
           Lives of Undocumented Young Adults
    • Authors: Daniela Pila
      Abstract: The impact of legal status on romantic relationships has not been adequately explored in the literature. Based on video and phone interviews with 25 undocumented activists from the ages of 18 to 28 years old, this research examines how legal status affects the romantic relationships of undocumented women and men. The hegemony of traditional dating scripts made it difficult for those without legal status to participate. Gender roles were consistent with stereotypical male and female roles in dating, which often attribute more power and responsibility to men. As such, women experienced a slight advantage because traditional notions of courtship did not require them to provide the resources required for dating, such as money or transportation, which in contrast were commonly expected of the men. In contrast, women noted the difficulties of disclosing their legal status and depending on their partners for everyday activities. Additionally, both men and women faced exclusion that inhibited their dating lives, as a direct result of their legal status. This suggests that the impact of legal status may be salient at all stages of family formation and that undocumented young adults are experiencing a distinct phenomenon compared to their documented and native‐born peers.
      PubDate: 2015-12-17T05:25:26.279885-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12237
  • American Indian Poverty in the Contemporary United States
    • Authors: James J. Davis; Vincent J. Roscigno, George Wilson
      Abstract: Little sociological attention over the last two decades has focused on the deprivation experienced by indigenous people. Fusing insights from American Indian history and the race and labor market inequality literatures, we address this gap in this article through a historically informed labor market analysis of poverty—an analysis that considers the pervasiveness of contemporary Native poverty, its potential basis in labor market opportunities, and the extent to which it has been patterned by two major demographic and economic shifts: (1) the rapid urbanization of the American Indian population and (2) the proliferation of tribally owned casinos. Findings reveal, most notably, the incredibly rigid and durable character of poverty for this population, historically and currently and across geographic space, and with little overall impact of local labor market opportunity. The presence of tribal casinos reduces such poverty, but only to a small degree and not nearly enough to compensate for sizable American Indian and white poverty differentials. Group history is key, we conclude, to shaping how space, labor markets, and economic development reduce or buttress relations of inequality.
      PubDate: 2015-12-07T03:47:52.212354-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12226
  • Ethno‐Class Distinctions and Reality (TV)
    • Authors: Avihu Shoshana
      Abstract: This article offers a cultural‐sociological analysis of interpretations by viewers from different classes on the most popular reality show in Israel, namely, Big Brother. The findings of this study show dramatic differences in viewing practices according to class and ethnic distinctions of the viewers. Viewers from the upper socioeconomic class primarily addressed the way in which the subjects from the low socioeconomic class and marked ethnic groups appear in their eyes: that is, the processes affiliated with Othering. These ethno‐class distinctions were translated into unique viewing practices: the identification of what are called, “cult moments” or “grotesque moments.” These moments are depicted as ridiculing the “exaggerated” behavior of members of the low socioeconomic class and specific ethnic groups. Viewers from the low socioeconomic class offer more imminent (and less distant) perspectives on the Big Brother program. They relate to a broad spectrum of content that was broadcast in the program, identify with the participants from their group, criticize the judgments and the cultural hierarchies of marked group members, and describe how political anger accompanies their viewing of the reality program. The discussion section suggests the connection of these subjective interpretations and widespread cultural scenarios about class and ethnic identities.
      PubDate: 2015-11-20T00:40:01.560441-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12225
  • The Venezuelan Government and the Global Field: The Legislative Battle
           over Foreign Funding for Nongovernmental Organizations
    • Authors: Timothy M. Gill
      Abstract: In recent years, several governments have targeted nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) by enacting legislation that prohibits foreign funding for them. This article uses diplomatic cables, newspaper articles, and interviews with representatives from NGOs and donors to explain the Venezuelan government's passage of legislation prohibiting foreign funding for political NGOs in 2010. Existent political, sociological, and globalization‐oriented theories fail to explain the passage and timing of this legislation. Instead, I utilize and extend global fields theory to examine the Venezuelan government's redirection of its foreign relations, which I argue generated the political opportunity for the government to pass this legislation. I show that the government initially remained keyed into a global subfield involving groups that successfully pressured it to reconsider a more radical form of legislation prohibiting direct foreign funding for all NGOs when it came up for discussion in 2006, including the U.S. and Western European governments, and domestic NGOs. By 2010, however, the government had become embedded within a global subfield involving authoritarian and anti‐imperial governments that had already passed similar legislation, and domestic community councils. These newfound relations insulated the government from reconsideration and allowed it the political opportunity to pass a new, less radical piece of legislation.
      PubDate: 2015-11-17T02:26:24.60875-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12224
  • Expanding Boundaries of Whiteness? A Look at the Marital Patterns of
           Part‐White Multiracial Groups
    • Authors: Michael H. Miyawaki
      Abstract: Using a boundary perspective (Alba and Nee ), I examine the marital behavior of three self‐identified multiracial groups: black/whites, American Indian/whites, Asian/whites. With a focus on marriage with whites, I assess whether the boundaries of whiteness are expanding to include these part‐white multiracial groups. Marrying whites at a large scale may signify that part‐white multiracial Americans are in the process of being accepted as “white.” At the same time, due to differences in the racial identity experiences of multiracial groups, marital patterns may differ by racial combination. Based on analysis of 2008–2012 American Community Survey data, I find that the majority of all three groups are married to whites, suggesting that most members in these groups are on the path to whiteness. On the other hand, multinomial logistic regression analysis demonstrates that American Indian/whites and Asian/whites are more likely than black/whites to have a white spouse, relative to spouses of another race/ethnicity. Moreover, separate regression analyses by multiracial group reveal gender differences in their likelihood of marrying whites for black/whites and Asian/whites. These results indicate racial stratification in the marriage market among part‐white multiracial Americans, with further stratification by gender for some groups.
      PubDate: 2015-10-05T00:30:35.241112-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12205
  • Voluntary Associations' Impact on the Composition of Active Members'
           Social Networks: Not an Either/Or Matter
    • Authors: Gergei M. Farkas; Elisabet Lindberg
      Abstract: Membership in voluntary associations is often assumed to have a homogenizing or diversifying impact on the social composition of members' personal relations. In this study, we examine these assertions empirically in a sample (n = 818) comprising active members of voluntary associations in a typical midsized Swedish community. We investigate whether people whom active members of voluntary associations have met through their voluntary activities are more or less likely to share their social characteristics than people whom they have met elsewhere. Our results show that acquaintances whom our respondents have acquired within voluntary associations are less likely to share several of their significant social characteristics than other members of their personal networks, but more likely to reside in their vicinity than others. Consequently, our results give fairly robust support to the “integrating hypothesis” according to which voluntary associations contribute to the social diversification of their members' personal networks. We do, however, emphasize the principally important aspects of our results, according to which relations acquired through involvement in voluntary associations may have simultaneously homogenizing and diversifying effects on individuals' personal networks. Furthermore, the effect may also depend on the specific dimension(s) of the networks under consideration.
      PubDate: 2015-10-01T03:39:09.917895-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12209
  • Changing Childrearing Beliefs Among Indigenous Rural‐to‐Urban
           Migrants in El Alto, Bolivia
    • Authors: Caitlin Daniel
      Abstract: Sociologists have long noted that childrearing shapes young people's life chances. Worldwide, rural‐to‐urban migration is growing, yet we know little about whether or how migrants adopt new childrearing beliefs during this rapid social transformation. Using interviews with 63 parents and ethnographic observation at a public school, I examine how rural‐to‐urban migration affects the childrearing beliefs of indigenous peasants who move to the city of El Alto, Bolivia. Many migrants reject rural childrearing's reliance on corporal punishment and limited verbal communication, instead embracing more open communication, limited physical punishment, and parent–child trust. Urban organizations and social ties expose parents to a new childrearing model, and parents find this model credible when they observe that it buffers children from urban dangers that threaten young people's mobility chances. Adopting urban childrearing ultimately entails accepting an underlying model of children's agency, wherein children need internal motivation instead of external impulsion. This case shows that individuals’ childrearing beliefs are more malleable than previous sociological studies suggest. I close with policy implications for parental education and child well‐being initiatives.
      PubDate: 2015-09-29T06:51:34.906785-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12203
  • Jeopardy, Consciousness, and Multiple Discrimination: Intersecting
           Inequalities in Contemporary Western Europe
    • Authors: Catherine E. Harnois
      Abstract: Theories of intersectionality argue that individuals with multiple minority statuses often face mistreatment that stems from multiple, interlocking systems of inequality. King (1988) refers to this phenomenon as “multiple jeopardy,” and argues that those who experience multiple jeopardy often develop a “multiple consciousness”—an awareness of multiple systems of inequality working with and through one another. This study analyzes recent survey data to assess perceived multiple jeopardy and its relationship to multiple consciousness in the context of contemporary Western Europe. Findings provide support for intersectionality, as individuals who hold multiple minority statuses are more likely than others to perceive having personally experienced multiple forms of discrimination, and are more likely to view multiple discrimination (discrimination based on multiple social statuses) as a widespread social phenomenon. Controlling for other factors, personal experiences with multiple forms of discrimination (“multiple jeopardy”) are associated with greater multiple consciousness. Personal experiences with discrimination based on a single dimension of inequality (“single jeopardy”) also facilitate multiple consciousness, however, though not to the same degree. The conclusion highlights the importance of intersectionality for future research and policy concerning discrimination.
      PubDate: 2015-09-28T01:18:55.228598-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12204
  • “Should I Trust the Bank or the Social Movement?”
           Motivated Reasoning and Debtors' Work to Accept Misinformation
    • Abstract: How can people believe corporate and state misinformation even if a social movement organization in their community has been countering this misinformation for years? Why do people knowingly accept misinformation without even being upset about it? I address these questions by analyzing ethnographic data and interviews with 84 Chilean low‐income housing debtors, whom, like many Chileans, are victims of financial misinformation. While the state and banks had significant agency in inducing the unproblematic acceptance of misinformation, debtors also played an active role in the processes. First, debtors had to decide whom to trust, which was not only a cognitive problem about evidence but also a behavioral and practical problem involving risks. Second, debtors engaged in “motivated reasoning”—affect‐driven biased information processing—to dismiss the possibility of being misinformed, to downplay the significance of misinformation, and to direct blame away from misinforming institutions. The latter two practices reduced debtors' anger about being misinformed. The findings have implications for studies of social movement framing and counterinformation, for the cognitive psychology of misinformation, and for the sociology and social psychology of acquiescence.
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T05:42:08.540355-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12201
  • Investigating Differences in How the News Media Views Homosexuality Across
           Nations: An Analysis of the United States, South Africa, and Uganda
    • Authors: Amy Adamczyk; Chunrye Kim, Lauren Paradis
      Abstract: While there is a wealth of information about the extent to which people across the world disapprove of homosexuality, we know a lot less about the lenses through which they view same‐sex relations. The aim of this study is to understand better how homosexuality is framed in the public press, and how religion and economic development may combine to shape this discourse. Through an analysis of almost 400 newspaper articles, this study compares how homosexuality is framed in Uganda, South Africa, and the United States. Because these nations have high levels of religious belief, but differ in their level of economic development and democracy, we can assess how these factors interact to shape portrayals. Drawing on work from cultural sociology and the sociology of religion, this study shows that the United States is much more likely than Uganda to frame homosexuality as a civil rights issue and use entertainers as claimsmakers. Conversely, articles from Uganda are more likely than those from the United States or South Africa to frame homosexuality as a religious issue and draw on religious claimsmakers. Likewise, Uganda is much more likely than South Africa to discuss homosexuality in the context of Western influences.
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T05:28:59.1133-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12207
  • The 1990s Shift in the Media Portrayal of Working Mothers
    • Authors: Joanna Motro; Reeve Vanneman
      Abstract: A cultural theme of distressed working mothers depicts working mothers as caught between the demands of work and family in an unforgiving institutional context. Susan Faludi first identified this theme as a conservative backlash against feminists' attempts “to have it all.” But a similar narrative helps support demands for more flexible work–family policies and more significant housework contributions from fathers. We explore the actual trends and prevalence of this distressed working mothers theme by coding 859 newspaper articles sampled from the 1981–2009 New York Times. Articles discussing problems for working mothers increased in the mid‐1990s and have continued increasing into the twenty‐first century. Other themes about problems and benefits for working mothers show quite different trends. There is also an unexpected mid‐1990s shift in attention from problems working mothers are having at home to problems at work. The increase in the distressed working mother theme coincides with the mid‐1990s stall in the gender revolution. The simultaneity of the cultural, economic, political, and attitude trends suggests that the rise of the distressed working mother theme and the stall in the gender revolution may have mutually reinforced each other over the last two decades.
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T05:28:26.820558-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12206
  • The Willingness to State an Opinion: Inequality, Don't Know Responses, and
           Political Participation
    • Authors: Daniel Laurison
      Abstract: Most explanations of inequality in political participation focus on costs or other barriers for those with fewer economic, educational, and “cognitive” resources. I argue, drawing on Pierre Bourdieu's work on “political competence,” that social position in the form of income also structures political participation through differences in the sense that one is a legitimate producer of political opinions. I test whether income differences in participation persist net of costs by examining nonparticipation in a setting in which barriers to participation are low: answering political survey questions. Lower‐income people are more likely than others to withhold political opinions by saying “don't know” net of differences in education, “cognitive ability,” or engagement with the survey exercise. Further, political “don't know” rates predict voting rates, net of other predictors. Efforts to democratize participation in American politics must attend not only to the costs of involvement but also to class‐based differences in individuals' relationship to political expression itself.
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T05:28:02.892081-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12202
  • The Forum Mailbox
    • Authors: Karen A. Cerulo
      PubDate: 2015-09-25T05:27:31.130619-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12210
  • Is Islam in Western Europe Like Race in the United States?
    • Authors: Nancy Foner
      Abstract: Asking whether Islam in Western Europe is like race in the United States is, to a large degree, to ask whether Muslims in Europe share the same fate and face the same barriers as blacks in the United States. The article considers (1) the nature of the hostility to Islam in Western Europe and why it is a greater barrier to inclusion for immigrants and their children than in the United States; (2) the dynamics of color‐coded race in the United States, comparing, on the one hand, the severe barriers confronting individuals and groups with African ancestry in the United States with the barriers facing Muslims (as well as black immigrants) in Western Europe and, on the other hand, considering certain advantages available to immigrants of color in the United States that Muslim and other immigrants lack in Europe; and (3) whether the boundary based on religion will prove more permeable for the descendants of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe than the racial boundary in the United States for those with visible African ancestry.
      PubDate: 2015-09-23T04:28:19.178961-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12199
  • The Psycho‐Social Processes Linking Income and Volunteering: Chronic
           Financial Strain and Well‐Being
    • Authors: Joonmo Son; John Wilson
      Abstract: The positive effect of income on volunteering found in many studies is conventionally explained in utilitarian terms: volunteer work is “costly” or demands “resources.” This explanation overlooks important sociopsychological processes. By situating the income‐volunteering relationship within the stress process framework, we develop a theory that traces the influence of income on chronic financial strain which in turn affects subjective well‐being, which functions as a psychological resource for volunteers. Data taken from two waves of the National Survey of Midlife in the United States confirm this theory: household income has no direct effect on volunteering once chronic financial strain and two measures of subjective well‐being—social and eudaimonic—are taken into account.
      PubDate: 2015-09-21T01:54:19.958899-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12208
  • Lethal Policing: Making Sense of American Exceptionalism
    • Authors: Paul J. Hirschfield
      Abstract: Thanks to the creation of a national database of police killings, the social distribution, causes, and consequences of police violence are finally amenable to analysis. This article focuses on why the rate of police killings in the United States towers over that in other industrialized nations. Elevated police lethality is deeply rooted in two distinctive aspects of American society and culture. Police violence is both a tool and product of strategies to maintain racial segregation and inequality. However, racism cannot explain the fact that police lethality is greatest in states where African Americans are least prevalent. Elevated police killings are also rooted in America's prevailing ideology (and mythology) of self‐reliance and limited government. Neoliberal ideology helped some politicians cut gaping holes in the social safety net, leaving ill‐equipped and fearful police officers to deal with desperate people who lack adequate treatment and support, yet who have easy access to weapons. It also limits the legislative and regulative authority that centralized policy actors exert over policing. Nevertheless, police overreliance on deadly force is increasingly understood as a national problem requiring large‐scale solutions.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T00:55:34.12139-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12200
  • Seeing the Light
    • Authors: David Grazian
      Pages: 1118 - 1120
      PubDate: 2015-12-02T01:48:46.070873-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12219
  • Culling the Masses
    • Authors: Tiffany D. Joseph
      Pages: 1120 - 1125
      PubDate: 2015-12-02T01:48:45.897258-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12220
  • The Birth of Korean Cool
    • Authors: Dae Young Kim
      Pages: 1125 - 1129
      PubDate: 2015-12-02T01:48:51.570327-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12221
  • Transnationalism in a State‐Centered Framework
    • Authors: Peter Kivisto
      Pages: 1129 - 1136
      PubDate: 2015-12-02T01:48:49.322273-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12222
  • About the Authors
    • Pages: 1137 - 1141
      PubDate: 2015-12-02T01:48:45.725128-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/socf.12223
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Heriot-Watt University
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