August 3, 2018 Webinar: How Social Norms Can Reflect and Create Social Inequalities
When turning to norm change as a potential solution to social problems, we must acknowledge that norms are both shaped by and create social inequalities. This presentation considers how norms and social control are applied differently to people from different social groups and how individuals have differing capacities to comply with and enforce norms. It draws on data from two U.S. cases, teen sex and pregnancy and young people’s use of technology, to discuss implications for norm-based interventions and norm change.
Presenter: Stefanie Mollborn, Professor, Institute of Behavioral Science and Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Stefanie Mollborn studies norms and social inequalities in the early life course. Her work focuses on the U.S. context and combines statistical analyses of longitudinal population surveys with qualitative analyses of in-depth interviews. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2006. Her 2017 book, Mixed Messages: Norms and Social Control Around Teen Sex and Pregnancy, is available from Oxford University Press. Mollborn’s most recent mixed-methods research continues a focus on social norms in the case of health lifestyles among children and teens, with a particular emphasis on their use of technology in the mobile internet era.
This webinar will be on Fri, Aug 3, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT