Society

Risk Behaviors among Suburban Women Who Use Methamphetamine: Social Harms and Social Solutions
We propose that female methamphetamine users who live in suburbia experience risks for disease transmission stemming from their social environment that remain under the radar of public health surveillance networks. The data analyzed in this article were collected from 2007 to 2011 and were drawn from two sequential studies on methamphetamine use. The studies were conducted in the suburbs of a s...


Semantics without Truth in Later Mohist Philosophy of Language
In this paper, I examine the concept of truth in classical Chinese philosophy, beginning with a critical examination of Chad Hansen’s claim that it has no such concept. By using certain passages that emphasize analogous concepts in the philosophy of language of the Later Mohist Canons, I argue that while there is no word in classical Chinese that functions as truth generally does in Western p...
Adult outcomes of teen mothers across birth cohorts (by Anne Driscoll)
Teen and young adult mothers have lower socioeconomic status than older mothers. This study analyzes the socioeconomic status (SES) of teen, young adult, and older adult mothers across four five-year birth cohorts from 1956 to 1975 who were teens from 1971 to 1994. Data were pooled from the 1995, 2002, and 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). Mothers were categorized by age at fir...


State, Violence, and Security in Mexico: Developments and Consequences for Democracy
Paul Kenny, Mónica Serrano with Arturo Sotomayor, eds., Mexico's Security Failure, Collapse into Criminal Violence (New York: Routledge, 2012). Wil G. Pansters, ed., Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012). George Philip and Susana Berruecos, eds., Mexico's Struggle for Public Security: Organized Crime and State Responses (Ne...
Changing men, changing times – fathers and sons from an experimental gender equality study
The aim of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework for addressing intergenerational transmission, historical change and agency. The framework will be employed to analyse the findings from a longitudinal follow-up study over two generations of men, where couples from Norway participated in an experimental research study, the Work-Sharing Couples Project, which aimed to promote egalitaria...


The temporal landscape of shoes: a life course perspective
This empirically grounded article draws on an ESRC-funded project on footwear, identity and transition to offer new understandings of how a linear model of the life course may, in practice, be disrupted, subverted or reconfigured. Combining the insights of material culture and life course studies, it develops the notion of a temporal landscape of shoes within which their scope for interrupting ...
The diasporic pursuit of home and identity: dynamic Punjabi transnationalism
This paper examines the pursuit of home within a diasporic British Indian Punjabi community. It is argued that the British Asian transnational pursuit of home is significantly shaped by the dynamic social context of South Asia as well as social processes within Britain and across the South Asian diaspora. Drawing upon a decade of original, transnational, ethnographic research within the UK and ...

Lessons from The Wire: epistemological reflections on the practice of sociological research
Recent debates and controversies have highlighted several issues surrounding sociological research, which relate to the general conditions under which it is undertaken and how this is changing. There is a pressing need to respond to these issues as a whole, in particular by examining what they tell us about research practices. This article argues that a consideration of themes raised by the Ame...
Foreign Direct Investment, Development, and Overshoot
Overshoot of the earth’s carrying capacity is an acute concern for sustainability initiatives that seek to equalize access to the natural resources that are requisite to meet the basic needs of humanity. Demands on nature that exceed ecological capacities compromise critical ecosystem functions that provision the inputs necessary for life. This paper draws on concepts and analytical framework...

Place Matters: The Impact of Place of Residency on Racial Attitudes among Regional and Urban Migrants
Scholars have debated whether racial attitudes are socialized early in life and persist throughout one’s lifetime or are open to influences from one’s environment as an adult. This study introduces another approach that holds that place, as opposed to the timing of socialization, is an important consideration for the socialization of racial attitudes. Using data from the American National E...
Evidence for Vicarious Hope and Vicarious Gratitude
Theorists posit that well-being reflects an optimal balance of self- and other-interest. An index of other-interest may be the degree to which hope and gratitude concern others (termed vicarious hope and vicarious gratitude) in addition to concerning the self. We examined the frequency of vicarious responses generated by participants (N = 350) invited to list ten things for which they were ho...

Do Social Resources Explain the Relationship Between Optimism and Life Satisfaction in Community-Dwelling Older People? Testing a Multiple Mediation Model
Psychosocial resources such as optimism and social resources are associated with adaptation, age-related changes and life satisfaction (LS) maintenance. The relationship between optimism, social resources and LS is unclear as this issue has not been addressed by many studies. The present study analyzes the direct and indirect effect of optimism on LS in older people among older people with and ...
The reward-performance relationship in work teams: The role of leader behaviors and team commitment
This study investigates the role of team-based reward leadership in regard to team performance by considering the mediating role of team commitment and the moderating effect of abusive supervision. Using a multisource approach, data was gathered from 381 members and 101 immediate supervisors (which represents 101 work teams) in a public safety organization. of path analyses show that the relati...
La guerre du Liban a/et l'ecran des souvenirs dans : Le Jeu des hirondelles et Je me souviens. Beyrouth de Zeina AbiRached
Cet article examine deux récits graphiques de Zeina AbiRached dans lesquels l’artiste se penche sur des souvenirs d’enfance précis, vécus dans son immeuble de la rue Semaani situé près de la ligne de démarcation qui scinde Beyrouth en deux pendant la guerre (1975–1990). Le but de cette étude est d’analyser le succès...
Decadence and indifferentiation in the ideology of the Front National
Decadence, moral decay and national disintegration are obsessively recurrent themes in the narratives of the French radical right. This article explores the topos of decadence in the Front National’s ideology through a content analysis of speeches and campaign material ranging from the 1980s until 2012. Beginning with an interpretation of decadence based on René Girard’s disc...