In this phase of the research, FrameWorks set out to identify promising explanatory strategies that would help Americans think more productively and concretely about rural parts of the country, the problems they face, and solutions to those problems. The “explanatory metaphors” work tested the proposition that right explanatory strategy can help Americans shift to a more accurate and productive perspective on rural America, and that this shift in understanding can also lead to increased engagement and support for solutions.
Moving Toward Collective Health and Prosperity Means Putting Hunger and Poverty in the Rearview Mirror
The terrain of public thinking about hunger and poverty is fraught with unhelpful assumptions and associations—including harmful, dehumanizing stereotypes. Fortunately, certain helpful public...
Using narrative to shift mindsets and make change
Three dominant American cultural mindsets block progress on a wide range of progressive issues. Understanding these mindsets and how they are activated is key in developing strategies to counter...
Talking about homes: what we can learn from homelessness and poverty research
How we talk about homes matters. We all have power as communicators to tell a story about homes that will build understanding and support for solutions to make our housing system better.