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Beyond the protest paradigm: Four types of news coverage and America's most prominent social movement organizations
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by Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Weijun Yuan
2w ago
Abstract What determines the quality of coverage received by social movement organizations when they appear extensively in the news? Research on the news coverage of social movement organizations is dominated by case studies supporting the “protest paradigm,” which argues that journalists portray movement activists trivially and negatively when covering protest. However, movement organizations often make long-running news for many different reasons, mainly not protest. We argue that some of this extensive news will lead to worse coverage—in terms of substance and sentiment—notably when the mai ..read more
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The reach of decentralized poverty governance: Race, politics, and framing poverty in community action agency mission statements
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by Emily W. Kane
3w ago
Abstract The literature on decentralized public assistance programs in the United States documents racialized, partisan poverty governance founded on paternalism and individualistic frameworks. This article extends that literature to consider such frameworks in a unique site of poverty governance, Community Action Agencies (CAAs). Established during the War on Poverty in the 1960's, CAAs emphasized “maximum feasible participation” from low-income citizens, aspiring to participatory models and funding structures that some believed could block systemically racist and politicized resource allocat ..read more
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Masking and meaning during the COVID‐19 pandemic
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by Shannon Rieger
1M ago
Abstract This article contributes to the developing sociology of COVID-19 literature by examining situational variation in mask-wearing behavior during the early pandemic. Using interview data collected from residents of Brooklyn, New York during 2020, I analyze how people talk about encounters with masking in various social contexts. I find that the act of wearing a mask during the early pandemic acquired multiple, contradictory meanings that compelled opposite stances toward masking. On one hand, public health campaigns helped encourage mask-wearing by infusing masking with notions of solida ..read more
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A call for a sociology of adaptation
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by Danielle Falzon, Raka Sen
1M ago
Abstract Interest in examining climate change adaptation has arisen in many disciplines in the past two decades; however to date, sociologists have given only sparse attention to the issue. This is both a missed opportunity for sociologists and a detriment to the study of adaptation. In this paper, we set out the following research agenda: bringing core concerns of sociology into the critically important conversation of how society will respond to climate change. We identify five broad themes in which sociologists can begin their work on adaptation: (1) structures and resource access, (2) soci ..read more
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Wanting, liking, and the sociology of motivation
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by Seth Abrutyn, Omar Lizardo
1M ago
Abstract Despite being a central topic, current theories of motivation in sociology remain underdeveloped. This paper supplements existing sociological theories on motivation with insights from affective and cognitive neuroscience to address this issue. The resulting sociological affective model of motivation treats affect as an independent force that sometimes coordinates with cognition while taking charge at other times. Drawing on recent work in the neuroscience of motivation and reward, the paper shows how two affective mechanisms—wanting and liking—can shed light on various behavioral out ..read more
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Toward a middle‐range theory of environmental morality
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by John Hannigan
1M ago
Abstract Nearly three decades ago, Gramling and Freudenburg (1996) urged that greater attention be given to middle-range efforts in environmental sociology. In this article, I will argue that since Gramling and Freudenburg offered their advice, there has been a critical mass of work in environmental sociology undertaken from the perspective of middle-range theory, but this has been undervalued in our never-ending odyssey in search for grand theory. To illustrate this, I review sociological enquiry into risk and risk communication. To make a case of my own for a middle-range sociology appropria ..read more
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How sociology can help us save ourselves
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by Dana R. Fisher
1M ago
Abstract This article is derived from my 2024 ESS presidential address. I discuss my new book and how a sociological lens helps us to understand the process through which we can save ourselves from the climate crisis. After explaining why the state and the market have struggled to implement sufficient policies to address the climate crisis, I present the AnthroShift as a theory that explains how social actors reorient after risk pivots to open windows of opportunity for social change. I discuss why civil society is most likely to mobilize after there is a generalized sense of climate risk and ..read more
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The social life of climate projects
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by Malcolm Araos, Ankit Bhardwaj, Eric Klinenberg
1M ago
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