Stained Red

  title={Stained Red},
  author={Elizabeth G. Pontikes and Giacomo Negro and Hayagreeva Rao},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={456 - 478}
We suggest that moral panics exert spillover effects through stigma by mere association. Individuals are harmed even if their ties to stigmatized affiliates are heterophilous, and high-status individuals can also suffer. This creates a broadcast effect that increases the scale of the moral panic. Analyzing the U.S. film industry from 1945 to 1960, we examine how artists’ employment in feature films was influenced by their associations with co-workers who were blacklisted as communists after… Expand

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