|Social Movements, Democracy, Culture, Sociology of Law, Race & Ethnicity, Social Theory|
2008 American Sociological Association, Sociology of Culture Section, Outstanding Book Award, Honorable Mention for It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics
2007 American Sociological Association, Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section, Outstanding Book Award for It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics
2007 American Sociological Association, Political Sociology Section, Distinguished Scholarship Award, Honorable Mention for It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics
2007 Association for Humanist Sociology, Book Prize, Honorable Mention for It Was like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics
2004-2005 Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation
2003 American Sociological Association, Collective Behavior/Social Movements Section, Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements
2003 American Sociological Association, Political Sociology Section, Honorable Mention for Freedom Is an Endless Meeting
2003 Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2003 C. Wright Mills Award, finalist: Freedom Is an Endless Meeting
2003 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title, Freedom Is an Endless Meeting
2000-2001 Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) Fellow
1999-2000 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
|Francesca Polletta came to UCI from Columbia University, where she was an assistant and associate professor of sociology. She works in the areas of culture, politics, social movements, and law. Much of her work investigates how culture sets the terms of strategic action, but culture understood less as beliefs and worldviews than as familiar relationships, institutional routines, and conventions of self-expression. In her award-winning Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements (2002), Polletta showed that activists over the course of a century have styled their radical democracies variously on friendship, religious fellowship, and tutelage—and fractured along the lines of those relationships. In her award-winning It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics (2006), she investigated the political advantages and risks of telling stories, especially for disadvantaged groups. Popular conventions of storytelling have served to reproduce the status quo, she argues, less by limiting what disadvantaged groups can imagine than by limiting the occasions on which they can tell authoritative stories. Polletta’s current research, on public involvement in rebuilding the World Trade Center site after 9/11, is aimed both at assessing contemporary theories of deliberative democracy in the context of a high-stakes development process and tracing how new modes of citizen participation are reshaping traditional structures of urban policy and protest.|
|Publications||2008. “Culture and Social Movements.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science|
|2008. “Just Talk: Public Deliberation after 9/11.” Journal of Public Deliberation 4 (1)|
2006 It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics. University of Chicago Press.
2006 “Awkward Movements.” Mobilization 11(4).
2006 “Is Telling Stories Good for Democracy? Rhetoric in Public Deliberation after 9/11” (with John Lee). American Sociological Review 71 (5): 699-723.
2006 “Frames and Their Consequences” (with M. Kai Ho). In The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Studies, edited by Robert E. Goodin and Charles Tilly. Oxford Univ. Press (2006).
2005 “Public Deliberation after 9/11” (with Lesley Wood). In Wounded City: The Social Effects of the World Trade Center Attack on New York City, edited by Nancy Foner. Russell Sage.
2004 “Culture In and Outside Institutions.” In Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change 25: 161-183.
2004 “Can You Celebrate Dissent? Holidays and Social Protest.” In The Ways We Celebrate, edited by Amitai Etzioni. New York University Press.
2004 “The Emotional Dimensions of Social Movements” (with Jeff Goodwin and James Jasper). In The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements edited by David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, and Hanspeter Kriesi. Blackwell Publishers.
2003 “Culture is Not Just in Your Head.” In Rethinking Social Movements, edited by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper. Rowman and Littlefield.
2002 Freedom Is an Endless Meeting: Democracy in American Social Movements. University of Chicago Press
2001 “Collective Identity in Social Movements” (with James Jasper). Annual Review of Sociology 27: 283-305.
2001 “The Laws of Passion.” Law and Society Review 35: 467-493.
2001 Passionate Politics: Emotions in Social Movements, edited with Jeff Goodwin and James Jasper. University of Chicago Press
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