Tag Archives: social movements

On SAGE Insight: What’s hate got to do with it? Right-wing movements and the hate stereotype

From Current Sociology Hate is a contentious concept. Compared to other emotions, people are less willing to admit that they hate someone and denouncing a person as ‘hateful’ is a serious accusation. While hate is traditionally defined as an emotional … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Images of protest in social media

Article title: Images of protest in social media: Struggle over visibility and visual narratives From New Media & Society While political protest is essentially a visual expression of dissent, both social movement research and media studies have thus far been … Continue reading

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Uses of online–offline communication among young people in the #spanishrevolution

Communication among young people in the #spanishrevolution: Uses of online–offline tools to obtain information about the #acampadabcn From New Media & Society Within the current information environment, both users and virtual communication tools have moved center stage, especially the young … Continue reading

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The ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence

Meaning-making and domestic violence victim advocacy an examination of feminist identities, ideologies, and practices From Feminist Criminology This study examines the relationship between feminism and advocacy. It outlines the ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence, and how such … Continue reading

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How women engage homegrown terrorism

From Feminist Criminology   This study aims to triangulate theories of gender and ideology, criminology, and sociology to analyze the phenomenon of women engaged in U.S. homegrown terrorism and extremist violence. It creates an empirical framework of analysis for approaching the … Continue reading

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Why do some terrorist organizations adopt suicide bombing as a tactic?

Cultural Resonance and the Diffusion of  Suicide Bombings The Role of Collectivism From Journal of Conflict Resolution Over the last couple of decades, suicide terrorism has spread over the globe like a wildfire, increasing in scope, frequency, and intensity. An … Continue reading

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Emotion work in animal rights activism

Emotion work in animal rights activism A moral-sociological perspective From Acta Sociologica Social movement activism is often taxing on the individual activists who must cope with the emotional costs that their activism involves. Such activism requires emotional motivation and entails … Continue reading

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Is Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik the tip of the iceberg?

The diffusion of racist violence in the Netherlands: Discourse and distance From Journal of Peace Research Currently images and reports are circulating around the globe of the televised court trial of Anders Behring Breivik, the man arrested for the July … Continue reading

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