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2019 - American Sociological Association Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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1. Logan, Allison. "A Politics of Housing Supply and Allocation: The Politics of Housing Policy during Oakland’s “Housing Crisis”" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton New York Midtown & Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City, Aug 09, 2019 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1515873_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In the summer of 2015, talk of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rising rents flooded local media, public political spaces, and academic commentary. Some praised the economic opportunity that accompanied the region’s growth, while others critiqued the impact rapid increases in housing costs have on current, disadvantaged residents. This paper argues that each of these settings simplify and mischaracterize the political struggles over housing as a politics of affordable housing, where two agents – “developers” and low-income tenants – struggle over the prioritization of two housing products: market-rate and “affordable” housing. Drawing on 15 months of participant observation at city council meetings, public events, and housing advocacy organizations in Oakland, CA, I argue that these struggles should be characterized as a politics of housing supply and allocation, where four agents are in conflict over the pursuit of two opposing interests: maximizing or curtailing profit, via two mechanisms: the supply of new or existing housing. First, I show how media portrayals of the struggles over the housing crisis have a counterpart in the political sphere and emerge from the structure of state housing departments, policy proposals, and narratives in this sphere. Then, through a systematic analysis of the positions and position-takings of agents in this political sphere, I illuminate four relationships of alliance and division among these agents. These political relationships highlight the need for investigations into the role of housing supply in the (re)production of inequality -- particularly the relationships between the state, housing providers, and housing consumers in the social world.

2003 - American Association for Public Opinion Research Words: 222 words || 
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2. Haggerty, Catherine. and O'Muircheartaigh, Colm. "Interviews of Leaseholders in Chicago's Housing Authority: A Comparison of Data Collected by Public Housing Residents and Non-Public Housing Residents" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN, Aug 16, 2003 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p116226_index.html>
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Abstract: Several years ago the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced a “Plan for Transformation” which included the relocation of all public housing residents over a ten-year period. The MacArthur Foundation is funding research to help the CHA improve the relocation process; NORC is collecting data from public housing residents to inform relocation improvements.

During the planning phase of the project various groups interested in the improvement process talked about both the benefits and drawbacks of using public housing residents to collect these data. Those in-favor of using public housing residents to collect the data argued that public housing residents are more comfortable talking to other public housing residents and more likely to honestly disclose their experiences. Those not-in-favor of using public housing residents as interviewers argued that public housing residents are angry with the CHA and may influence respondents’ answers.

NORC recruited and hired half of the interviewing staff for this project from within the CHA developments. NORC randomly assigned half of the addresses in each building to CHA resident interviewers and the other half to non-CHA resident interviewers. The paper will describe the interviewer recruiting and hiring process, the interviewer training, and the operational strategies employed during data collection. The paper will also examine and compare the data collected by CHA resident interviewers and non-CHA resident interviewers.

2017 - Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action Words: 209 words || 
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3. De La Morena Lopez, Irene., Miranda, Daniela., Garcia-ramirez, Manuel. and Escobar-Ballesta, Marta. "Housing and Wellbeing: Advocating for Improved Housing Conditions by Local Roma Neighbors" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1238723_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This contribution synthesizes the work done to mobilize Roma neighbors in dignifying their housing conditions and struggle against the unhealthy surroundings in a disenfranchised neighborhood in Seville, Spain. Roma are the largest Spanish ethnic minority and have an extensive history of discrimination. Health inequities such as infectious diseases, domestic accidents, or poor sanitation and nutrition due to lack of running water and electricity are a consequence of poor housing conditions as a key expression of this systemic marginalization. Commitment and active participation of the Roma are main assets to overcome these inequities. Hence, we propose a multi-level advocacy initiative to provoke transformative changes within the multiple settings of a disenfranchised community context. This process consists of building capacity and empowerment among a group of Roma neighbors and community based organizations and public institutions towards dignifying local Roma housing. This will result in the transformation of at-risk local neighbors into agents of change, moving from a sense of helpless to empowerment. Through a PhotoVoice initiative Roma neighbors built critical thinking regarding the connection between health problems and unhealthy structural and environmental conditions. Together with the rest of stakeholders, a shared understanding was raised in a in a safe and symmetrical environmental on the actions to address Roma housing inequities.

2019 - American Sociological Association Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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4. Dubash, Soli. ""My House Is Your House": Genre Conventions, Myspace Musicians, and Music Genre Self-Identification" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton New York Midtown & Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City, Aug 09, 2019 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1515642_index.html>
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Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Music genres provide a widely shared heuristic to draw symbolic boundaries and categorize music, musicians, and listeners. Building on Silver et al.’s (2016) big-data analysis of genre combinations and boundaries from every Myspace musician profile in 2007, this paper aims to understand the cognitive mechanisms at work when musicians decide on which genres to identify their music with. Theorizing a link between genre conventions, institutional logics, and musicians’ self-identification, this paper’s cultural cognitivist approach argues that musicians understand music genres through socially constructed music conventions. These cultural conventions are employed when musicians are faced with the problem of orienting their genres towards potential listeners with a limited selection of available genres, and shape how musicians may use and combine music genres to self-identify their profiles. As these genres play a large role in people finding and listening to their music, selecting genres is an important aspect of the identities (and success) of musicians. Though the data is becoming dated, the theoretical implications of this paper are salient in the search to better understand how people self-identify through widely shared cultural conventions and meanings, and how others are excluded from accessing these conventions and the resources they may bequeath.

2017 - 88th Annual SPSA Conference Words: 189 words || 
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5. Jenkins, Jeffery. and Stewart III, Charles. "The Deinstutionalization (?) of the House of Representatives: Reflections on Nelson Polsby’s “Institutionalization of the House of Representatives” at Fifty" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 88th Annual SPSA Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1202053_index.html>
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Abstract: This paper revisits Nelson Polsby’s classic article “The Institutionalization of the House of Representatives” nearly fifty years after its publication, in order to examine whether the empirical trends that Polsby identified have continued. This empirical exploration allows us to place Polsby’s findings in broader historical context and to assess whether the House has continued along the “institutionalization course” — using metrics that quantify the degree to
which the House has erected impermeable boundaries with other institutions, created a complex institution, and adopted universalistic decisionmaking criteria. Empirically we document that careerism bottomed-out right at the point Polsby wrote “Institutionalization,” and that the extension of the careerism trend has affected Democrats more than Republicans. The House remains complex, but lateral movement between the committee and party leadership systems began to re-establish itself a decade after Institutionalization was published. Finally, the seniority system as a mechanism for selecting committee chairs — the primary measure of universalistic decisionmaking criteria — has been almost thoroughly demolished. Thus, most of the trends Polsby identified have moderated, but have not been overturned. We conclude by considering the larger set of interpretive issues that our empirical investigation poses.

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