George H. Conklin,
N.C. State University
John W.M. Russell,
Austin W. Ashe,
is abstracted in
and a member
of the EBSCO
Volume 8, Number 2
Outline of Articles
Some Observations about Leaders in
the Black Community
by Joseph S. Himes
In a paper not previously published,
the founding president of the North Carolina Sociological Association explores
changing leadership styles among black leaders. By the 1960s, when
this paper was written as a thought piece, leadership patterns had changed
from those embeded in local institutions towards leaders who could master
complex legal issues. Four leadership styles are found and discussed.
The Video of Joe Himes' Comments
the Importance of Nomination
Committees to People of Color: An Editorial Introduction
by George H. Conklin
Only one video of Professor Joe
Himes is known to exist. In this video, filmed in a social setting,
Dr. Himes explains that he feels it is important for current black leaders
to make sure good African Ameicans are nominated for election. While
speaking of the American Sociological Association, the comment that if
you do not nominate good minority candidates, you cannot vote for them
holds true today, especially in light of the election of the first African
American president of the United States. A transcript of the brief session
is included due to high levels of background noise in the video.
Passion Wasn't Dead. It Was Just Living
in Mexico. The Presidential Address at the
2009 Annual Meeting of the North
Carolina Sociological Association
by Cheryl Lynn Brown
It is argued that the role of sociologists
is to be involved in improving society and in serving where help is needed.
Some personal history is provided, followed by a PowerPoint presentation
of the author's efforts in rural Mexico to improve the life of village
Examination of Over-the-Counter Drug
Misuse Among Youth
by Erin J. Farley and Daniel J. O'Connell
This study examined the prevalence
of intentional over-the-counter (OTC) drug misuse among teens and the relationship
between OTC drug misuse and the misuse of other substances including illicit
prescription drugs. Ten percent of 8th graders reported past year use of
OTC drugs to get high. Misuse was more common among females than males.
Among students who reported past year OTC drug misuse, the three most commonly
reported past year drug use included pain relievers (56.2%), sedatives
(48.3%) and stimulants (45.8%). Logistic regression analysis revealed females
were 1.5 times more likely than males to report past year OTC drug use.
In addition, past year OTC drug misuse was more common among those who
had reported using cigarettes, alcohol, albuterol, inhalants, illicit pain
relievers, illicit stimulants, and cocaine.
Cinematic Forced Atonement, 1960-2000:
The Masculine Gaze and Violence Against Female Prostitutes
by Heather Griffiths
Content analysis is used
to examine the representation of prostitutes in film between 1960 and 2000
in order to describe the forced atonement of deviant characters.
Consistently across all four decades, the film prostitute is subject to
a forced atonement, victimized by one or more abusive situations as a prerequisite
to her transformation from criminal (prostitute) to non-criminal (occurring
in 33 out of 38 movies). This finding is significant
because (1) cinematic depictions of predominately female deviance consistently
use forced atonement to resolve female deviance and (2) when male characters
use violence to punish women for having sex outside of marriage, the message
is sent that female sexuality may be controlled with violence.
Political Ideology and Perceptions
Among University Faculty
by Susan Bullers, Melissa Reece, and Christy Skinner
The goal of the study was to examine
the political ideology and perceptions of bias among the faculty in a university
in the southeast U.S.A. Findings regarding the overall dominance
of a liberal political ideology as well as ideological differences among
disciplines are consistent with previous research. Respondents did
distinguish between political dominance and political bias and were relatively
accurate in their perceptions of a liberal dominance. Reports of
bias were much lower overall but all groups were more likely to report
a bias against conservatives than against Liberal and Moderates.
Reports of bias against conservatives were quite high among conservatives
themselves (48.7%). Conservatives were more likely to report a need
to conceal their political beliefs, while Moderates and Liberals were slightly
more likely to report harassment or attacks for their political beliefs.
The gender differences in political ideology show that women are significantly
more likely to hold a liberal political ideology.
Book Review of Thinking About
Deviance: A Realistic Perspective by Paul Higgins and Mitch Mackinem
by O. Alexander Miller and Nicole Jones
The manuscript appears written
for exposing an audience of sheltered undergraduate students to the realities
of social life. Readers should come away with a widened view of what
deviance is and can be. Higgins and Mackinem make a convincing argument
that definitions of deviance are constructed, and these definitions are
useful in coercing people to act within a narrow bandwidth.
©2010 by the North Carolina Sociological Association