Neo-Institutionalism, Social Movements, and the Cultural Reproduction of A Mentalité: Promise Keepers Reconstruct the Madonna/Whore Complex

  title={Neo-Institutionalism, Social Movements, and the Cultural Reproduction of A Mentalit{\'e}: Promise Keepers Reconstruct the Madonna/Whore Complex},
  author={Browyn Kara Conrad},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  pages={305 - 331}
  • B. Conrad
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Quarterly
Theorizing the linkages between culture and social movements has proven elusive, as available theories are ill-equipped to move beyond agent-centered producerist accounts of culture-movement dynamics. In a departure from the popular framing perspective, which treats culture as a “repertoire of resources,” this research draws upon neo-institutionalism and the notion of a mentalité to demonstrate that Promise Keepers' leadership reproduces a “culturally ascendant” sexual script, one that… Expand
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