Society

Human securitization of water? A case study of the Indus Waters Basin
In the large and growing literature on hydropolitics, insecurity generated through water-related conflicts is most often conceptualized under a model of economic resource scarcity. Conflict is generally reduced to the question of who has water, who needs water and thus what cost, in economic, political or military terms, is appropriate to acquiring access to water. This article argues that whil...


Raising the bar in analysis: Wimmer's Ethnic Boundary Making
Most books on ethnicity and race purport to relate specifically to one country, for instance, the USA. So Wimmer's new book is highly ambitious in presenting a comparative analytical framework for understanding ethnic boundary making, which transcends the particularities of any one country. While stressing the many ways in which actors are strategic in their practices, assertions and affiliatio...
Strengths Use and Life Satisfaction: A Moderated Mediation Approach
This manuscript examined mediators and moderators that may explain the link between strengths use and life satisfaction with a sample of 224 undergraduate students. A mediation model was tested hypothesizing that self-esteem would partially mediate the strengths use-life satisfaction link. Additionally, a moderated mediation model was tested examining positive affect as a moderator within the h...


Inferring past demographic changes in a critically endangered marine fish after fishery collapse
Several worldwide marine fish stocks need to recover from collapse or overexploitation. However, the effects of a fishery collapse at the genetic level are still largely unknown, as is the extent of reduction in genetic diversity caused by fisheries and the consequences for extinction risk. Here we present a case study of totoaba, the first marine fish considered as critically endangered. We as...
Short-term effects of bottom trawling and a storm event on soft-bottom benthos in the eastern Bering Sea
A Before–After Control–Impact (BACI) experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of a commercial bottom trawl on benthic invertebrates in a sandy and previously untrawled area of the eastern Bering Sea. Six pairs of experimental and control corridors were sampled with a research trawl before and after four consecutive tows with the commercial otter trawl. A major storm event...


Turbulence enhances feeding of larval cod at low prey densities
The ability of larval fish to find food successfully after hatching is critical for their growth and survival during the early life stages. However, the feeding ecology of larval fish is strongly dependent on prevailing physical and biological conditions. Small changes in the prey distribution, turbulence, light, and ocean temperature can affect larval survival probabilities. This study combine...
Coviability analysis of Western Mediterranean fisheries under MSY scenarios for 2020
An ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) seeks to manage fisheries sustainably, including all dimensions of fisheries: biological, social and economic aspects. The separate management of these aspects may lead to conflicting objectives. Coviability analysis helps us to rank a set of choices (alternative management measures) objectively, allows us to explore which policies will ensure strong sus...

Average American teenager? White working-class high school students navigate race, privilege and opportunity
Using findings from an interview-based ethnographic research study, this article explores the social identity development of white suburban high school students in a working-class area of north-eastern United States. Discussion focuses on the ways that ‘whiteness’ and ‘normality’ become conflated for these white working-class teens as they identify themselves as ‘average,’ ‘regula...
Jezebel at the Welfare Office: How Racialized Stereotypes of Poor Women’s Reproductive Decisions and Relationships Shape Policy Implementation
Current welfare scholarship lacks an analysis of how caseworkers discuss sexuality-related issues with clients. Seventy-two of 232 transcribed welfare interviews in three states included discussion of reproductive decisions and relationships. Overall, caseworkers’ language reflected negative myths regarding African American women’s sexuality and motherhood. By virtue of their status as welf...

The Modern Mystique: Institutional Mediation of Hegemonic Motherhood
This study examines the means by which privileged mothers comply to the dominant expectations of intensive mothering. As women struggle with the complicated, and often contradictory, experience of meeting the demands of the dominant ideology, we examine the mediating role of an institution, in this case the most popular maternal support organization in the United States—Mothers of Preschooler...
Redrawing the Contours of the Nation-State in Uruguay? The Vicissitudes of Emigration Policy in the 2000s
This study analyzes Uruguay's recently launched emigration policy. It argues that the redrawing of the boundaries of the nation-state along non-territorial basis is still an incipient and contested process. The findings highlight some relatively under-explored explanatory factors: emigrants' profile; political junctures requiring immediate commitment; the impact of rhetorical changes and post-n...

Intergenerational Mobility of the Mexican-Origin Population in California and Texas Relative to a Changing Regional Mainstream
We combine two approaches to gauge the achievements of the Mexican-origin second generation: one the intergenerational progress between immigrant parents and children, the other the gap between the second generation and non-Latino whites. We measure advancement of the Mexican-origin second generation using a suite of census-derived outcomes applied to immigrant parents in 1980 and grown childre...
Racialized Incorporation: The Effects of Race and Generational Status on Self-Employment and Industry-Sector Prestige in the U.S
This study examines how race and generational status shape self-employment propensities and industry-sector prestige among the self-employed in the U. S. It draws on theories of assimilation, racialization, and a combined framework, racialized incorporation, to guide the analysis and interpret the results. It uses data from the U. S. March Current Population Survey (2000–2010) offering the fi...
The probability of sale and price premiums in withdrawn auctioned properties
This paper examines the impact of the auction process of residential properties that whilst unsuccessful at auction sold subsequently. The empirical analysis considers both the probability of sale and the premium of the subsequent sale price over the guide price, reserve and opening bid. The findings highlight that the final achieved sale price is influenced by key price variables revealed both...
Absorbing the agony of agonism? The limits of cultural questioning and alternative variations of intercultural civility
Recently the political philosophy of agonism has been applied by urban theorists to model intercultural urban encounters in so-called ‘micro-publics’, such as the workplace or the classroom. The paper examines to what extent agonism offers a viable model for dealing with urban diversity in these mundane, social encounters. I will argue that, applied to these lower-level social conte...