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American Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 332)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 275)
Annual Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 226)
Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
Social Forces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Current Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
The British Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Sociological Methods & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
AlterNative : An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Critical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
The Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary Sociology : A Journal of Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Critical Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Design and Culture : The Journal of the Design Studies Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Sociological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Sociolinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Rural Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Sociology of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Sociological Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Psychology Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Urban Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
The Sociological Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Research in Organizational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sociological Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Sociology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Berliner Journal für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Sport in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Symbolic Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Sociology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Sociological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue Canadienne De Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Teaching Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Sociologia Ruralis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sociological Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Revista Mexicana de Sociologí­a     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Sociological Research Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Migration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sociologie du Travail     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gender and Behaviour     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contexts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Senses and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Sociolinguistic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Revista de Psicología Social, International Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
New Zealand Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studia Iranica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Visitor Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Aztlan : A Journal of Chicano Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contributions to Indian Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Criminologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public and Professional Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologie et sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
The Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
The Social Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sociological Spectrum: Mid-South Sociological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Transatlantica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
SociologieS - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Recherches féministes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Lien social et Politiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Enfances, Familles, Générations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Seminar : A Journal of Germanic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sociology Mind     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale De Securite Sociale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Política y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Ciencia e Cultura     Open Access  
Studies in American Naturalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Southern Cultures     Full-text available via subscription  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
World Cultures eJournal     Open Access  
Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Tracés     Open Access  
Socio-logos     Open Access  

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International Journal of Community Well-Being
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      Abstract: Abstract This review examines the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) project, a guaranteed income (GI) project that was undertaken in Stockton, California from 2019- 2021. SEED is a collaborative initiative by the Mayor’s Office of Stockton, the Reinvent Stockton Foundation (RSF), and the Economic Security Project (ESF). The purpose of the SEED project was to ascertain the effects of guaranteed income on the well-being of the project recipients, with a focus on the effects of a UBI on participants’ financial and psychological health. This review will study the potential benefits and challenges involved in implementing such a project, from political, social and economic perspectives. The review will also examine a UBI project’s long- and short-term viability, and its impact on a city, and the project’s beneficiaries. The review will aim to provide a balanced understanding of guaranteed income projects, and the means by which they affect recipients as well as other stakeholders, and the possibilities of implementing guaranteed income on a larger scale.
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  • Neighbourhood Conditions and Quality of Life Among Local and Immigrant
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      Abstract: Abstract This paper explores the relationship between the quality of life and neighbourhood characteristics among immigrant and local population in Storhaug (Stavanger) and Grünerløkka (Oslo), two Norwegian neighbourhoods. The neighbourhood conditions have been analysed and inhabitants have been interviewed to collect objective and subjective data. Several dimensions have been considered, e.g., physical, environmental, mobility and psychological, with different indicators defining them. Objective data related to the physical layout, green spaces, transport system or environmental aspects are studied and complemented with the subjective information such as the satisfaction of the participants with these aspects. The data collection thus includes geographic, personal and qualitative data, and is analysed with the help of geographic and statistical analysis. Differences between the population groups and between the case study neighbourhoods are determined, being possible to conclude that specific neighbourhood conditions influence participants’ quality of life in these Norwegian minor settings. The local participants in this study are the ones taking more advantage of the physical, environmental and mobility dimensions at their residential area and reporting higher perceived quality of life. The results presented can provide relevant information for the effective and efficient planning and development of residential environments.
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      Abstract: Abstract The paper presents an alternative conceptual framework to theorise urban liveability. It reviews two urban liveability measurement methodologies to identify the existing understanding of liveability in practice and literature. The paper highlights the lacunas of theorising liveability through the utility-based approaches and proposes a framework to establish liveability through a non-utilitarian approach. It adopts the central argument of the capability approach to insinuate liveability through human well-being, functioning, capability, and freedom. In present literature Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum, Sabina Alkire have discussed the capability approach extensively. It also discusses the ethical arguments of John Rawls and the egalitarian considerations of Ronald Dworkin to establish the uniqueness of the capability approach and to theorise liveability. The paper contributes toward a structured and systematic review of the existing methods to theorise and measure liveability and presents a comprehensive conceptual alternative framework to measure liveability.
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  • Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Upper Manhattan Community-Based
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  • Analyzing the Causal Model between Place Attachment and Social
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      Abstract: Abstract The link between income and adverse health outcomes continues to be problematic among racially and economically segregated urban communities. Although the consequences of living in areas of concentrated disadvantage have been delineated, there is a dearth of knowledge on how citizens from such areas perceive the effects of neighborhood characteristics on their individual and community health. This qualitative study explored how minority residents ( N = 23) viewed the intersectionality of income and health within their urban neighborhoods of economic distress. Focus groups were conducted using semi-structured interviews to better understand health concerns, needs, and barriers for individuals and their community. The main finding highlighted how residents desired to be healthy, but economic barriers prevented them from maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet. While residing in a concentrated disadvantaged community, lack of income and power contributed to stress and fear that forced residents to prioritize survival over their wellbeing. Implications for improving individual and community health include operating within a systems framework to affect collective efficacy and empowerment among residents of low-income neighborhoods.
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      Abstract: Abstract The study of philanthropy’s impact on society has garnered much attention over the past few decades, largely due to the increasing call for accountability in the form of program outcomes and community impact. In this article, we suggest that to effectively impact the well-being of a community, philanthropic organizations must first identify, prioritize and align the community’s needs in order to make sound decisions. The decision-making process within community foundations can be complex and driven by multiple stakeholders, multiple sources of information, internal policies, leadership and governance, organizational culture and other factors. This mixed methods study examines how community foundations make decisions about how they support their communities, particularly their funding decisions. It uses Sirgy’s framework (2018) to align their actions with community well-being indicators. The findings have important implications for the effectiveness of community foundations, and their desire, potential and ability to impact the well-being of their communities.
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           Philanthropic Efforts to Promote Community Well-Being'

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      Abstract: Abstract How can the efforts of philanthropic agencies be better supported to promote citywide community well-being' To address this question, this article uses a citywide, engagement-driven initiative led by local practitioners that took place in Detroit between 2016 and 2019. This article is based on the initiative’s two main outcomes, namely the identification of seven elements of an effective community development system and a vitality framework designed to measure community progress and success. The author of this article conducted participant observation, interviews, and a literature review, as well as site visits to, and case studies on, four best-practice cities, and then used the outcomes to validate the results of the initiative. Informed by the outcomes of the initiative and the research, the article suggests how best to utilize the seven community development system elements and the vitality success framework effectively to support philanthropy that promotes community well-being. This article focuses on theory-building in Detroit and calls for empirical research to further validate the findings. The article provides useful insights into the benefits of community-based research and citywide engagement as essential components of an effective community development system that can coordinate philanthropic practice more effectively to promote community well-being.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
       
  • Philanthropic Investment in Equity: Cultivating Grass Roots Leaders for
           the Equitable Revitalization of Marginalized Communities

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      Abstract: Abstract Community development must include deeper investment to foster a pipeline of community leaders to support equitable redevelopment practice in marginalized communities under threat of gentrification in the city. We argue that philanthropy is critical to develop this pipeline, particularly in the era of the neoliberal city. The following case study analyzes efforts to develop place-based grass roots leadership in marginalized neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. The United Way of Central Ohio, through their Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) program, has partnered with community organizations to develop multiple cohorts of grass roots neighborhood leaders over several years within three specific neighborhoods. Our case identifies how philanthropic investment into a grass roots leadership development model centered on equity has impacted policy outcomes, built bridging social capital and spurred successful activism. Our case illustrates a potential model for building social infrastructure through philanthropic investment to buttress potentially disruptive neighborhood change. In the era of the neoliberal city, neighborhoods can no longer rely upon federal funding, leaving redeveloping neighborhoods particularly vulnerable to market driven gentrification and displacement. In this void of resources, philanthropic efforts to support robust grass roots leadership is the last remaining defense against widespread displacement and the primary asset to support equitable development practices.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
       
  • Exploring Select U. S. Community Foundations and COVID-19 Responsive
           Community Philanthropy

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      Abstract: Abstract This article examines the extent that community foundations (CFs) are funding COVID-19 mitigation in their communities. We examine 877 of the 894 National Standards accredited community foundations in the United States for both general discretionary grantmaking to COVID-19 responsive discretionary grantmaking in a purposeful sample. Exploring the landscape of national standard certified community foundations COVID19 funding patterns in local communities presents as statistically significant. Exploratory research is presented regarding the connections between the CFs increase community well-being through early responsive discretionary grantmaking during the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 to mid-November 2020.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
       
  • Canadian LGBTQ Communities and Philanthropy: A Questioning of Well-Being

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      Abstract: Abstract The role of philanthropy in the well-being of LGBTQ communities in Canada is questioned from the premise of the developing queer liberation theory. Surface level understandings of LGBTQ community well-being are deconstructed to account for politicized differences that exist therein. Examined is the role of philanthropic organizations in contributing to LGBTQ community well-being, given the historical marginalization of gender and sexually diverse communities, and what currently constitutes potential philanthropic support and what does not. Foregrounded by the socio-legal recognition of Canada’s gender and sexually diverse yet underscored by the uneven levels of well-being due to the socio-political divides within these communities–not generally known to the mainstream public–provides a complicated picture of philanthropic organizations’ contribution, both Canadian and global, to LGBTQ community well-being. Revealed through critical analysis are the socio-political implications of the relations between philanthropy and Canadian LGBTQ communities with the need to recognize the multiplicity of differences within these communities, how advocacy is regulated in Canada, and the implications of these variables on policy, programming, funding, community development, well-being, and ultimately democracy. All of these components contribute to a nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between philanthropic organizations and the well-being of Canadian LGBTQ communities, with philanthropies urged to take a reflexive approach to their work.
      PubDate: 2022-06-01
       
  • Introduction to the Special Issue, Philanthropy and Community Well-Being

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      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s42413-022-00168-4
       
  • Correction to: Community philanthropy as practice: A case study of
           Thousand Currents

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      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s42413-022-00162-w
       
 
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