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Showing papers in "Sociological Perspectives in 2019"


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on how the family, peers, and institutions support activism and micromobilization, and how digital and social media usage has arguably alter the behavior of young people.
Abstract: Research on young people’s protest participation has focused on how the family, peers, and institutions support activism and micromobilization. But digital and social media usage has arguably alter...

60 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present results from the first U.S. survey with data on how respondents meet new friends and how they change throughout life in ways that change the potential for diverse friendships.
Abstract: How people meet new friends changes throughout life in ways that change the potential for diverse friendships. This study presents results from the first U.S. survey with data on how respondents me...

50 citations


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TL;DR: The authors demonstrate how men of color construe online trolling as a form of overt racism, and demonstrate how to constrain men of colour in a color-blind setting. But they do not discuss the role of race in online trolling.
Abstract: Online trolling as a form of overt racism forces sociologists to reexamine contemporary understandings of racialization in a color-blind era. In this article, I demonstrate how men of color constru...

44 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors compared the green advertising techniques of companies with well-documented strong and weak social and environmental track r... using data drawn from online and print advertisements, and found that green advertising technique was more effective than traditional advertising techniques.
Abstract: Utilizing data drawn from online and print advertisements, this research compares the green advertising techniques of companies with well-documented strong and weak social and environmental track r...

43 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, interview data from 64 socioeconomically divergent socio-economic groups was used to examine environmental concern across social class. But they focused on the relationship between status and eco-friendly practices.
Abstract: Recent evidence of an association between status and eco-friendly practices invites examination of environmental concern across social class. Analyzing interview data from 64 socioeconomically dive...

33 citations


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TL;DR: The authors examined the ways in which social capital influences people's environmental concern in China using data obtained from the 2010 Chinese General Social Survey, and measured social capital using a series of metrics.
Abstract: This study examines the ways in which social capital influences people’s environmental concern in China. Using data obtained from the 2010 Chinese General Social Survey, we measure social capital t...

26 citations


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TL;DR: The authors found that women professionals continue to face biased expectations at work and at home, and that women intentionally remain behind the scenes in attempts to avoid backlash and maintain a professional status quo.
Abstract: Drawing on an in-depth case study at a large nonprofit organization, we find, in line with previous scholarship, that women professionals continue to face biased expectations at work and at home. We leverage data from interviews and participant observation to identify a new strategy that women use to navigate professional constraints created by the second shift and workplace double binds: “intentional invisibility.” Intentional invisibility refers to a set of risk-averse, conflict-avoidant strategies that women professionals in our study employ to feel authentic, manage competing expectations in the office, and balance work and familial responsibilities. We find women across the organization reporting intentionally remaining behind the scenes in attempts to avoid backlash and maintain a professional status quo. While intentional invisibility allows women to successfully navigate gender unequal professional and personal landscapes, it could simultaneously present an additional challenge to career advancement.

26 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors show that millions of households in the United States are forced to juggle different basic needs, such as housing and utility costs consume the majority of many households' monthly incomes.
Abstract: Millions of households in the United States are forced to juggle different basic needs. Housing and utility costs consume the majority of many households’ monthly incomes. Consequences for missed p...

19 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, residents of a contaminated area actively organize to formalize their land tenure and continually invest scarce resources in the fortification of their homes, despite their high-risk locatio...
Abstract: Why do residents of a contaminated area actively organize to formalize their land tenure and continually invest scarce resources in the fortification of their homes, despite their high-risk locatio...

18 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on how religion shapes environmental attitudes, but leave aside how this connection links to observable levels of pollution, and instead focus on the relationship between religion and the environment.
Abstract: Research on religion and the environment primarily focuses how religion shapes environmental attitudes, but this leaves aside how this connection links to observable levels of pollution. This artic...

16 citations


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TL;DR: For example, this paper found that birding has long been associated with environmental activism, from its origins as a scientific hobby in the nineteenth century to today's citizen scientist birders.
Abstract: Birding has long been associated with environmental activism, from its origins as a scientific hobby in the nineteenth century to today’s citizen scientist birders. My research with birders shows t...

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TL;DR: This paper found consistently that religion reduces criminal behavior, and that rising levels of political violence are frequently attributed to a new wave of religious terrorism, yet they did not find any evidence to support this hypothesis.
Abstract: Researchers have found consistently that religion reduces criminal behavior. Yet rising levels of political violence are frequently attributed to a new wave of religious terrorism. Our study seeks ...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors apply theories of power to social practices and show that social practices are not simply a matter of individual choices, but a reflection of social conditions that take place within systems of power.
Abstract: Past research demonstrates that social practices are not simply a matter of individual choices, but a reflection of social conditions that take place within systems of power. Applying theories of p...

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TL;DR: Although research has examined if concealed handgun licensing laws may affect crime rates by enabling gun carry in public, the determinants of these policies have received less attention as mentioned in this paper, which may be due to the fact that the determinant of the policies have not yet been examined.
Abstract: Although research has examined if concealed handgun licensing laws may affect crime rates by enabling gun carry in public, the determinants of these policies have received less attention. Drawing o...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors study how ordinary people in Switzerland represent and engage with environmental issues in daily practices, and bring together conceptual developments in cultural sociology and social p... bringing together conceptual development in cultural soci...
Abstract: This paper studies how ordinary people in Switzerland represent and engage with environmental issues in daily practices. Bringing together conceptual developments in cultural sociology and social p...

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TL;DR: This article found that religious participation is associated with feelings of social trust and individuals who develop secure, intimate relationships with parents are more likely to feel secure and secure in their relationships with their parents.
Abstract: Research suggests that religious participation is associated with feelings of social trust. A separate line of work shows that individuals who develop secure, intimate relationships with parents, c...

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TL;DR: In the United States, institutional religious life in the United State is undergoing a dramatic transformation, while individual beliefs and practices remain relatively stable, institutional affiliation and affiliations are rapidly changing as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Institutionally organized religious life in the United State is undergoing a dramatic transformation. While individual beliefs and practices remain relatively stable, institutional affiliation and ...

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TL;DR: This paper found that immigrants have high expectations to matriculate into college and achieve a college degree, yet the majority of the studies that examine the educational expectations of immigrant youth do not consider this aspect.
Abstract: Immigrants are known to have high expectations to matriculate into college and achieve a college degree. Yet the majority of the studies that examine the educational expectations of immigrant youth...

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TL;DR: Scholars have long investigated factors contributing to enactment of environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs), largely among white populations as discussed by the authors. But, although research has debunked the myth that blac...
Abstract: Scholars have long investigated factors contributing to enactment of environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs), largely among white populations. Although research has debunked the myth that blac...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a qualitative research project on the effects of gentrification and its harms on the urban middle class is presented. But it is based on a qualitative study on a small city.
Abstract: As large cities become unaffordable, some people in the urban middle class are moving to small cities but risk replicating gentrification and its harms. Based on a qualitative research project on N...

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TL;DR: The authors examined how individuals negotiate a Filipino identity in Hawai'i and provided insights into the fluidity and flexibility of racism in the context of racism against Filipinos in the US. But they focused on the intersec...
Abstract: Examining how individuals negotiate a Filipino identity in Hawai’i provides insights into the fluidity and flexibility of racism. Filipino identities in Hawai’i are often negotiated at the intersec...

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Amy Jonason1
TL;DR: The authors argue that shared ideas about the future, or future projections, are overlooked bases of collective identity in social movement groups, and that the processes of defining, aligning with, and negotiating future projections constitute previously unrecognized forms of identity work.
Abstract: Collective identity is critical to motivating and sustaining participation in social movement groups. What organizes and sustains collective action when a group’s members do not share common identity traits such as race, class, religion, or gender? This paper argues that shared ideas about the future, or future projections, are overlooked bases of collective identity in social movement groups, and that the processes of defining, aligning with, and negotiating future projections constitute previously unrecognized forms of identity work. I support this argument with ethnographic, interview, and archival data from a nascent urban farming project. After describing how project founders defined a compelling future of “sustainable community,” I identify a process called imaginative imputation through which a diverse set of participants aligned themselves with the project. Coordination problems created critical points for negotiating new properties of the imagined future, ultimately weakening some individuals’ id...

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors argue that those creating and participating in these initiatives, like all members of our culture, have to be "tolerant" of gender stereotypes, and that they need to be encouraged to defy gender stereotypes.
Abstract: Recent leadership initiatives encourage children, particularly girls, to defy gender stereotypes. Yet, those creating and participating in these initiatives, like all members of our culture, have t...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on a growing number of social movement consequences, but one important type of intended outcome has been neglected: the development of new technologies. Connecting the dots
Abstract: Recently, scholars have focused on a growing number of social movement consequences. However, one important type of intended outcome has been neglected: the development of new technologies. Connect...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that race, resemblance, and relationships intersect in distinct, layered ways in families, and that race and resemblance are tied to family membership and relationships characterize family dynamics.
Abstract: Race and resemblance are tied to family membership, and relationships characterize family dynamics. In this article, we argue that race, resemblance, and relationships intersect in distinct, layere...

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TL;DR: For instance, the Duck Dynasty television show as mentioned in this paper follows a rural, politically conservative family in the Southern United States as they use their knowledge of duck behavior and physiology to strike it rich selling duck calls and decoys, and millions follow Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg and the Fridays For Future movement.
Abstract: Since its inception, environmental sociology has enriched our knowledge of how social and ecological systems are interwoven. The current state of the planet is clearly and inarguably disrupted by social actions. Likewise, our social life is undoubtedly affected by ecological problems and shaped by our desire to appreciate and preserve “nature.”1 We can witness profoundly diverse interactions between society and nature on a daily basis— what A. H. Alkon (2013) has succinctly termed “socio-natures.” Illustrating the diversity of socio-natures, the television show Duck Dynasty follows a rural, politically conservative family in the Southern United States as they use their knowledge of duck behavior and physiology to strike it rich selling duck calls and decoys. Meanwhile, on social media, millions follow Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, and the Fridays For Future movement. Instigated by 16-year-old Thunberg’s outrage and deep sadness at inaction on climate change, protests have ignited youth across the world to express their fears about a changing climate and fury with the lack of political response. At first glance, these examples might seem to illustrate the polarization across urban and rural and liberal and political dimensions (McCright and Dunlap 2011): A conservative rural population seemingly interested in capitalizing on nature contrasts with a politically liberal group of youth seeking to “save” nature. However, while there is some truth to this comparison, both the Duck Dynasty and the Fridays For Future movement illustrate a shared, felt connection to ecological systems and a cultural response to that felt connection. Those in Duck Dynasty demonstrate how a deep knowledge of the non-human world is necessary for a successful duck hunt, while the Fridays For Future followers convey a sense of moral outrage at lack of action to protect the non-human world. We contend that scholars cannot fully understand the differences or common ground across these cases without a cultural analysis that unpacks how views of nature are discursively framed, emotionally experienced, and embodied in everyday habits. The rootedness and inseparability of human existence and the natural, or material, world captured in the term “socio-natures” follows an enduring insight of early environmental sociologists.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the question of whether engaging in ethical consumption makes shopping more enjoyable, or does contending with social and environmental impacts in the supermarket add stress and worry to the practice of buying food.
Abstract: Does engaging in ethical consumption make shopping more enjoyable? Or does contending with social and environmental impacts in the supermarket add stress and worry to the practice of buying food? I...

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TL;DR: The authors found that racial microaggressions appear in different forms and affect racial and ethnic groups through everyday practices, but little is known about how racial micro-aggression are perceived and operat...
Abstract: Racial microaggressions appear in different forms and affect racial and ethnic groups through everyday practices. We know little, however, about how racial microaggressions are perceived and operat...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigate how identity prominence influences individuals to use face-to-face or digitally mediated settings when communicating with significant others, and whether emotional rea ciency influences emotional response.
Abstract: In this study, we investigate how identity prominence influences individuals to use face-to-face or digitally mediated settings when communicating with significant others, and whether emotional rea...

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TL;DR: The authors examines how threatening economic conditions and preexisting community resources facilitated the spread of Occupy Wall Street protest groups to more than 600 counties in the continental United States, including New York and Los Angeles.
Abstract: This paper examines how threatening economic conditions and preexisting community resources facilitated the spread of Occupy Wall Street protest groups to more than 600 counties in the continental ...