Logics of pragmatism, activism, and cynicism inform debate over community health initiatives, as with other forms of civic action. However, use of these logics is not uniform but varies with the groups and issues at hand. Our study participants’ mutual LGBT identification gave them a sense of shared community and a familiarity with the politicization of personal life that led them to combine pragmatist and activist logics in novel ways.
This study was funded by the Georgia State Tobacco Use Prevention Program through the DeKalb County Board of Health. Logistical support was provided by the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative and the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.
The authors would like to thank the 36 members of Atlanta’s LGBT community who gave their time to participate in our focus groups, and the members of the Research and Community Advisory Boards that made this project possible.
Damarin, A.K., Marshall, Z. and Bryant, L. (2016), "Pragmatism, Activism, and Cynicism: Logics of Engagement with Community Action to Improve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health", Special Social Groups, Social Factors and Disparities in Health and Health Care (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 34), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 175-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0275-495920160000034010Download as .RIS
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