Category Archives: Sociology

On SAGE Insight: What makes Big Data, Big Data?

Article title: What makes Big Data, Big Data? Exploring the ontological characteristics of 26 datasets From Big Data & Society In the main, definitions suggest that Big Data possess a suite of key traits: volume, velocity and variety (the 3Vs), … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Misogyny Online- A Short (and Brutish) History

Author: Emma A. Jane – University of New South Wales, Australia Misogyny Online Misogyny Online – A Short (and Brutish) History is featured on SAGE Insight to celebrate Academic Book Week Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The mitigating role of ecological health assets in adolescent cyberbullying victimization

From Youth & Society Over the last decade, cyberbullying has emerged as a public health concern among young people. Cyberbullying refers to intentional harmful behaviors and communication carried out repeatedly using electronic media. Online activity has become an integral aspect … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Parenting in the Shadow of Ferguson: Racial Socialization Practices in Context

From Youth and Society Black parents have long faced the task of explaining the meaning of race to their children and preparing them for racist experiences. Parents may be especially prone to discuss race when they or their children directly … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight Special Issue: Reconstituting Race in Youth Studies

Guest editors: Bethan Harries, Sumi Hollingworth and Malcolm James From Young There has been a separation between the study of race, racism and youth studies. Other areas of research, including education studies, cultural studies and the sociology of race and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Thought-time, money-time and the conditions of free academic labour

From Time & Society The aim of this paper is to extend the general critique of academic capitalism to the changes in the nature of academic work time it is bringing about. It is argued that university teaching and research … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social media and the social sciences

Article title: Social media and the social sciences: How researchers employ Big Data analytics From Big Data & Society Social media posts are full of potential for data mining and analysis. Recognizing this potential, platform providers increasingly restrict free access … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: ‘Stuck in the middle’: Waiting and uncertainty in immigration detention

From Time & Society The lived experience of detention is one of waiting. In the UK there are no statutory constraints on the length of time an individual can be detained. The British government chose not to adopt the European … Continue reading

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New Social Science Bites Podcast: Ted Cantle on Segregation

The concept of “community cohesion” rose to prominence in the detritus of Bradford and Harehills, Burnley and Oldham, Northern English towns where 14 years ago rioting broke out between Asian and white communities. Called on by the Home Office to … Continue reading

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European attitudes toward Immigrants

Special issue From International Journal of Comparative Sociology Immigration to wealthy nations is one of the defining flows of the contemporary global economy, intrinsic to many notions of what ‘globalization’ is all about. Some of these new arrivals come as … Continue reading

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Time & society: Temporalities of the Media

From Time & society For most people in the contemporary world, daily life has become a constant struggle against two closely related enemies. One is the never ending stream of impending deadlines approaching all too rapidly; the other is the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of the bombings

Guest editors: Brad Evans and Keith Tester From Thesis Eleven This issue of Thesis Eleven –  has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.– the articles are all new and all confront one … Continue reading

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Physical education and sports participation on the public health agenda: ‘It Is not too late to act!’

Thematic collection to tie in with AIESEP 2015 (‘Moving up Physical Education and Sports  Participation on the Public Health Agenda: It Is Not Too Late to Act!’) From European Physical Education Review The relationship between physical education and health is … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Assessing the Trajectory and Challenges of the Sociology of Sport

Guest Editors: Elizabeth CJ Pike, Steven J Jackson, and Lawrence A Wenner From International Review for the Sociology of Sport On the fiftieth anniversary of the International Sociology of Sport Association and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, … Continue reading

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Special Issue: The sociology of hope in contexts of health, medicine and healthcare

Edited by: Alan Petersen and Iain Wilkinson From Health (London) We live in an era saturated with the language and imagery of hope. Patient advocacy groups, welfare groups, and organizations oriented to various humanitarian causes often make direct reference to … Continue reading

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