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Sociology Prof Has New Book, Radio Interview

Deana Rohlinger (associate professor of sociology, research associate at the Pepper Institute of Aging and Public Policy) published a book in December 2014, Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America (Cambridge University Press). Weaving together analyses of archival material, news coverage, and interviews conducted with journalists from mainstream and partisan outlets as well as with activists, this book reimagines how activists use a variety of media, sometimes simultaneously, to agitate for—and against—legal abortion. She was also interviewed about her research on the Tea Party movement for the Pacifica Radio program “Against the Grain,” aired January 12, 2015. Rohlinger uses the Tea Party to analyze how new technology shapes political participation and social movements in the 21st century. Audio of the interview is archived at the Against the Grain website .