Journal Article

Promise Keepers and Racism: Frame Resonance as an Indicator of Organizational Vitality

L. Dean Allen

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 61, issue 1, pages 55-72
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3712090
Promise Keepers and Racism: Frame Resonance as an Indicator of Organizational Vitality

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Based on data gathered from three years of participant-observation and an internet survey of men active in Promise Keepers (PK), this article describes the diagnostic, prognostic, and motivational frames of PK leaders and PK participants in relation to racism. It also examines the degree of frame resonance between leaders and participants on this issue. PK leaders and participants tend to view racism as a spiritual problem among individuals that can best be overcome when men form relationships with other men from different racial groups. This article concludes that while there is generally a high degree of resonance, some differences do exist between the diagnostic and prognostic frames of PK leaders and PK participants.

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Subjects: Religion ; Sociology of Religion

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