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About Double take Sociology

I am a Professor of Sociology, a Research Associate in the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, and an Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Community Engagement in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. I research (and write about) social movements, mass media and politics. To find links to my research, visit www.DeanaRohlinger.com.

The Rise of the Alt-Right – Why Now?

Coalitions, particularly ones where diverse groups don’t have a lot in common, are difficult to sustain. Sure, these groups are currently united in their general hostility toward racial and ethnic minorities- and their right to share their concerns over an increasingly diverse country. But, as with other movements, these groups will find that more divides them then binds them together. Factions will rise and the loose coalition of groups will fall. Continue reading

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Why the #MeToo Campaign Matters

This post originally appeared on Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions The #MeToo hashtag is everywhere. You are hard pressed to go on Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any news outlet without seeing or hearing a reference to this recent campaign. Just in … Continue reading

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In The Wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, Republicans Rally to Restrict Women’s Rights

Last week, we suffered the worst shooting in American history. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. As we would expect, Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House rallied the troops and launched into action. War … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media and Oppositional Memes in the Digital Age

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Deana Rohlinger It is an exciting and challenging time for social movements. Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) have altered the media landscape, turning some of what we know about media-movement interactions on its head. From The…

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Dysfunctional Politics in the Digital Age

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Deana Rohlinger                   From Pinterest                                                                         From Propcott Something has changed in American politics. The chasm between progressives and conservatives has grown and, according to research by…

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Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

By Deana A Rohlinger The Supreme Court’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling effectively renders unconstitutional abortion restrictions in some two-dozen states, forcing abortion opponents t… Source: Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

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Turning the Anti-Abortion Tide

Check out my latest piece in The American Prospect. For the first time since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings established a constitutional right to an abortion in 1973, pro-life advocates find themselves squarely … Continue reading

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