Mamadi Corra

Mamadi Corra
East Carolina University | ECU · Department of Sociology

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Publications (26)
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Theoretical propositions linking power and status relations are deeply rooted in classical sociological thought. Building on that tradition, this paper investigates the impact of racial status on a specific power relation, the relation between gatekeepers and their clients. Gatekeepers control access to “benefits” they do not own, benefits that are...
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Based on the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) data derived from 2001–2013 samples of the American Community Surveys, we examine the impact of region of origin and gender on socioeconomic achievement variation among Arab immigrants in the USA. Region of origin includes North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Sudan), Levant (J...
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The study assesses the overall impact of place of residence (urban and Southern) on gender-role attitudes. Past research has often implicated timing of socialization, posing that attitudinal formation occurs either during childhood or adulthood. We propose an additional and more nuanced model that points to place by arguing that social relations in...
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On the heels of recent police shootings of an unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, and the death of Freddy Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, that stoked racial tensions, this article examines how beliefs about race and racial inequality influence whites’ attitudes toward the use of force by the p...
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Recent studies on Black immigrants in the USA report higher than average socioeconomic and educational attainment for African immigrants. Based on an intra-African immigrant comparison, we examine the generalizability of this finding to African groups of differing countries and regions using data from the 1990 and 2000 5 % U.S. census Integrated Pu...
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PurposeThis exposition explains how Elementary Theory works and how it has been developed over the last two-and-a-half decades. Both increased scope and heightened precision are covered. Methodology/ApproachTheoretic methodology is explained. Using that method formal models are constructed analogous to empirical events. Those models predict events,...
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Compared to Hispanic and Asian immigrants, black immigrants in the United States have been considerably less researched, and until very recently, black African immigrants remained a relatively understudied group. Using data from three waves of the US Census (1980, 1990, and 2000), we assess differences in earnings (and related measures of socioecon...
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Gatekeepers control access to benefits which they do not own. When granted access, their clients incur obligations which may take the form of fees. This paper extends previous theoretical work on gatekeeping to status-differentiated relations by jointly applying two theories. Network Exchange Theory (NET) models the gatekeeper-client relation and S...
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Research shows that individuals living in the southern part of the United States express more negative racial attitudes than those living outside the South. Using data from The American National Election Study (NES), the purpose of this paper is to assess whether key factors often associated with the Southern attitude distinction are indeed more po...
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The purpose of this paper is to assess the classical theoretical propositions of Wirth and Stouffer regarding the independent impact of urban and suburban residency on beliefs about racial inequality. This paper further assesses the impacts of these social locations over a three-decade period. While scholars pose that city size positively impacts b...
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Stereotype threat, differential expectations, and social isolation research suggest that student expectations of the social consequences of academic distinction may exacerbate the underrepresentation of African-American students in advanced academic courses. The hypothesis that capable African-American students who might be expected to enroll in ad...
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Data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction archive are used to assess the joint effect of race and gender on advanced academic (advanced placement and honors) course enrollment within a school district with an open enrollment policy. Using student SAT scores; the authors compare expected levels of advanced course enrollment for W...
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This study examines the earnings of African immigrants across three waves of U.S. Census data (1980, 1990, and 2000). The authors find that the U.S. labor market favors White male immigrants, followed by Black male and White female immigrants, and finally Black women. The authors also find that male immigrants earned more per hour than female immig...
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Using data obtained through direct observation of three correctional facilities in South Carolina, the authors build on the concept of thugging and piping to explore ways in which incarceration contributes to African American male youths' misogynist views and violence against black women. The observations suggest the need for a reexamination of reh...
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This article uses data from the 1973-2006 General Social Survey to assess the interactive impact of race and gender on marital happiness over time. Findings indicate independent and significant effects for both variables, with Whites and husbands reporting greater marital happiness than Blacks and wives. Comparing four subgroups (White husbands, Wh...
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The significance of race for socioeconomic attainment in the United States is a classic issue in stratification research that continues to be debated. The ascension of Barack Obama to the highest office in the United States, however, has intensified that debate, as Americans mull over the question of whether or not U.S. society has finally reached...
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This article uses United States census data from the 1990 and 2000 5 per cent Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) to examine the earnings attainment for Black immigrant women (Africans and English-, French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbeans) and native-born Black women (African Americans). Data for both samples reveal sizeable earnings di...
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Objective. The purpose of this article is to assess over-time trends in the interactive effects of gender and race on attitudes toward the changing roles of women in U.S. society. Methods. This article uses data from the 1974–2006 General Social Survey. Gender-role attitudes are measured using two composite indices of traditionalism. Results. We fi...
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A focal activity of network exchange theories is to discover structural conditions of power in exchange and, when more than one is present, to find their joint effect. In the 30 years since its inception, however, research in exchange networks has focused mostly on power conditions that are “connection types” and hence, until recently, only conditi...
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Propositions of stereotype threat theory imply that the social consequences of academic distinction in advanced quantitative areas (such as math and the physical sciences) for women may promote the under representation of female students in advanced quantitative academic courses. The hypothesis that female students will be underrepresented in advan...
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Drawing on classical and contemporary theories of power, this paper traces the development of relational conceptions of power through Marx and Weber. In doing so it traces sociological constructs of power as benefit and control to the classical conceptions of Marx and Weber respectively and finds the origin of contemporary structural conceptions in...
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Gatekeepers control access to benefits that they do not own. When granted access, their clients incur obligations that take the form of fees owed to the gatekeeper. This paper examines a variety of forms that gatekeeping has historically taken, looking closely at the network positions that gatekeepers have occupied. Not previously resolved is what...
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This paper introduces "ordering" as a newly discovered "structural condition of power." The relations of a structure are ordered when more than one relation must be completed in a given sequence. Gatekeeping, a familiar example of ordering, occurs when an actor controls access to valued relations and benefits from that control. Resistance equations...
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Reports on a project to create a new infrastructure for experimental economics and sociology by connecting cutting edge research to Web-based software development. The project will build and maintain an active Web site of highly flexible modular architecture for theoretically-driven experimentation. The Web site, itself a laboratory, fundamentally...
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In any social setting, including the courtroom, being a woman or man implies a certain fundamental belief about the acceptability of changing roles for women in U.S. society. We might expect women to be the most understanding and least judgmental of other women who take on new roles such as working outside the home, whereas we might expect men to b...

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