“I’ll Be Like Water”: Gender, Class, and Flexible Aspirations at the Edge of India’s Knowledge Economy
This article examines the ways in which ideologies of aspiration, inclusion, and women’s empowerment associated with India’s globalizing knowledge economy are re-framed by young women workers in a small-town business-process outsourcing (BPO) center two hours outside of Bangalore.
The Polyphonic Orchestration of Barack Obama, 2004 to 2012: The Evolving Strategic Campaign Message
Obama’s ceremonial (i.e. convention speeches and inaugurals) discourse from 2004 to 2012 constitutes an evolving polyphony. The voices of the polyphony shift from offering the Biblically-rich, personal story of Obama as an African-American to the rather partisan story of Obama as a public policy leader.
Repackaging the “Package Deal”: Promoting Marriage for Low-Income Families by Targeting Paternal Identity and Reframing Marital Masculinity
Drawing on data from an 18-month study of a federally-funded relationship skills program for low-income, unmarried parents, the author analyzes how responsible fatherhood policies attempt to shape ideas of successful fatherhood and masculinity in the service of the government’s pro-marriage, antipoverty agenda.
Gated Communities for the Rich and the Poor
Sociologist Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores discusses how the concentration of class and racial privilege in gated communities takes place alongside the spatial concentration and confinement of the poor.
Redefining Relationships: Explaining the Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Parenting
In this article, we consider the countervailing consequences of paternal incarceration for a host of family relationships, including fathers’ parenting, mothers’ parenting, and the relationship between parents.
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