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Sociology Compass

© Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Volume 5, Issue 8 Pages 666 – 762, August 2011

The latest issue of Sociology Compass is available on Wiley Online Library


Communication & Media

Cultural Imperialism Versus Globalization of Culture: Riding the Structure-Agency Dialectic in Global Communication and Media Studies (pages 666–678)
Christof Demont-Heinrich
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00401.x



The Cultural Construction of Heterosexual Identities (pages 679–687)
James Joseph Dean
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00395.x


Queering Asian Cultures (pages 688–695)
Denise Tang
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00399.x


Political Sociology

Anti-American Resistance in Latin America: An Issue of Sovereignty, Militarization, and Neoliberalism (pages 696–711)
Roberto Vélez-Vélez
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00398.x


Politics and Esthetics (pages 712–720)
Ken Tucker
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00402.x


Race & Ethnicity

Complex Intersections: Reproductive Justice and Native American Women (pages 721–735)
Barbara Gurr
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00400.x


Science & Medicine


The Social Construction of Infertility (pages 736–746)
Arthur Greil, Julia McQuillan and Kathleen Slauson-Blevins
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00397.x


Social Movements

Determinants of Latin American Activism: Domestic and Transnational Political Opportunities and Threats (pages 747–762)
K. Russell Shekha
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00396.x



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