The dilemma of constitutional mobilization: The housing and the environmental social movements at the Chilean Constitutional Convention
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by Juan Pablo Rodríguez, Bruno Rojas Soto, Emilia Cuadros
1M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. During the last decade, processes of constitutional change in different parts of the world have taken place in response to massive mobilizations, in contexts of social and political crises. What do social movements do when they participate in a body created to formulate a new constitution? The constitutional change process of 2021–2022 in Chile provides a unique opportunity to analyze how social movements act when they actively intervene in the constitutional arena. For the first time, activists from independent social movements participated as representative ..read more
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The effect of proximity on risk perception: A systematic literature review
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by Aistė Balžekienė, José M. Echavarren, Audronė Telešienė
1M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. The use of geospatial analytical tools has recently advanced risk perception research, with growing interest in spatial dimension. Available reviews of risk perception studies usually focus on specific types of risk or look at various socio-psychological, cognitive and cultural factors, and there are no systematic reviews of empirical research analysing the effect of proximity on risk perception. This article synthesizes the evidence from 81 empirical studies that investigate the significance of proximity on subjective risk perception. The systematic review f ..read more
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Public perceptions of climate change during the COVID-19 crisis: Evidence from social media data in China
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by Yan Wang, Caiyang Peng
1M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. An emerging body of literature highlights the impact of crises and disasters in shaping climate change attitudes, yet the findings have been equivocal. The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 have posed great threats worldwide, but it also provides opportunities to explore the impact of crises in natural settings. Based on social media data in the early stage of the emergence of the pandemic in China, this study addresses the controversy and examines the extent to which the outburst of COVID-19 influences climate change attitudes. Frequency and popularity analyse ..read more
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Cultural wars and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Southeast Asia: ‘Asian values’, human rights, and the ‘homosexual turn’
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by George B Radics
2M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. Some have argued that we are seeing a ‘homosexual turn’ in Southeast Asia. Decriminalization of sodomy, legal recognition of same-sex marriage, and discussions regarding trans rights have all taken place in the last decade. However, a backlash has emerged as well. Governmental censure of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues has escalated, with politicians espousing anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rhetoric and warning against importing ‘cultural wars’ from the West into Asia. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights debate is becoming the ..read more
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Becoming a young radical right activist: Biographical pathways of the members of radical right organisations in Poland and Germany
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by Janina Myrczik, Justyna Kajta, Arthur Buckenleib, Mateusz Karolak, Marius Liedtke, Adam Mrozowicki, Vera Trappmann
2M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. With the increasing popularity of the radical right, much research has tried to explain the motives of voters. Less attention has been paid to the motives of people to become radical right activists – specifically young people, a group with a high tendency to join right-wing parties. Within the context of the internationalisation of the radical right, this article draws on 28 narrative interviews conducted between 2019 and 2021 with young radical right activists in Poland and Germany, two countries with considerably different political and discursive opportun ..read more
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Counter-professionalisation in collective childcare: The case of communities of care in Barcelona
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by Lara Maestripieri, Raquel Gallego
3M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. Post-industrial transformations have significantly reshaped how young children are cared for outside the family home. Among other factors, the labour market participation of young mothers and a concomitant wish for intensive mothering have led to more diversified childcare solutions for the under-threes. Collective childcare projects (CCPs) promote approaches that are based on a home-like care environment and are run by educators and parents who have usually not trained in formal institutions but who become professionals in informal communities. Applying a di ..read more
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The stealth rise of control: Forgotten trust in contemporary professionalism
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by Sanjeev Bhupla, Adam Barnard, Richard Howarth
3M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. Professionalism has long been a term understood to distinguish social strata, commonly highlighting those trusted to employ expert knowledge for the benefit of society. Professionalism however is evolving; this position article contributes to the subject in drawing together different threads of literature beyond empirical studies to extend the discussion on professionalism, shedding a light on an area of interest. Specifically, it is argued that professionalism is threatened by the shift of the loci of control from the traditional, occupational professional p ..read more
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Women’s lives and temporalities of fertility treatment
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by Nicola Payne, Suzan Lewis, Ann Nilsen
3M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. This article explores women’s temporal experiences of using Assisted Reproductive Technology. The demand for such treatment has increased since the first in vitro fertilisation birth. Assisted Reproductive Technology involves invasive procedures in women’s bodies, uncertain outcomes and temporal challenges. A sample of 11 professional women was drawn from a larger sample recruited for interviews from online infertility forums. Analysis was carried out using a biographical life course approach to draw out the temporal elements of experiences. Four themes were ..read more
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Navigating intimacy and queer entrepreneurship: Relational work in Taiwanese lesbian couples’ business endeavors
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by Hong-zen Wang
3M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. This study addresses the significant gap in the entrepreneurship literature concerning the experiences of sexual minority groups, particularly Taiwanese lesbian entrepreneurs. The prevailing focus on heterosexual men has overshadowed the distinct motivations and dynamics in queer entrepreneurship. Drawing on Zelizer’s concept of relational work and incorporating feminist perspectives, this investigation explores how Taiwanese lesbian couples engage in entrepreneurial pursuits in unique local gender culture. Taiwan’s gender cultural context, mainly shaped by C ..read more
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Political polarization and intimate distance: Negotiating family conflicts during a high-risk protest movement
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by Ruby YS Lai
4M ago
Current Sociology, Ahead of Print. Political polarization not only threatens democracy, but also disrupts family lives, causing clashes between family members with discordant political orientations. This article examines how individuals negotiate family conflicts during political divides, by focusing on the Anti-Extradition Bill Movement in Hong Kong. Based on data drawn from interviews conducted with 37 self-identified protest participants, I develop the concept of intimate distance in order to capture the way in which the participants negotiated political disagreements with their immediate f ..read more
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