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Case in Point: Interacting in the Bossless Workplace

Sometimes it’s companies—not just their employees— that don’t want bosses. At W. L. Gore & Associates, a manufacturing company, no employee is hired as anyone else’s boss. Instead, employees support each other and work together in what can be called … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Representations of Disability, Sexuality and Disabled Sex

Article title: Lost in representation: Disabled sex and the aesthetics of the ‘norm’ From Sexualities Recent debates on sex and disability have focused on questions of representation as, after a long exclusion from popular culture, disabled intimacies have emerged in … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: China’s diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East: The quest for a great-power role in the region

From International Relations Since the early 2010s, there have been mounting calls in China to intensify its role in the Middle East. So what role does China actually strive for in the Middle East? Following the outburst of the Arab … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Influenced by Peers: Facebook as an Information Source for Young People

From Social Media + Society Over the last few years, the political information environment has been significantly transformed. The greatest change is related to the rise of social media. Social media is increasingly pervading our everyday life, which is further … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: How serious is binge drinking among college students with disabilities?

Article title: Rates and Correlates of Binge Drinking Among College Students With Disabilities, United States, 2013 From Public Health Reports  This study finds that college students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers. The study provides … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Discretion and secrecy in governance: Theresa May’s approach as UK PM

Article title: A woman who can keep a secret From British Journalism Review Fiona Hill, one of Theresa May's chiefs of staff is thought to have influenced a change in both leadership and communication style, it is undeniable that she has given … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on: Global Autism Research

From Autism Over the past three decades, there has been a sea change in awareness of autism and related conditions. This awareness has been unfolding in a way that has broadened our recognition of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Masculinity nostalgia: How war and occupation inspire a yearning for gender order

From Security Dialogue War and occupation have altered the economic and political environment in the West Bank. Checkpoints, significant changes in industry and economic relations, as well as migration and displacement have all drastically altered daily life for Palestinians. This … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Law Firms’ Organizational Impression Management Strategies on Twitter

From Journal of Creative Communications Goffman (1959) was the first to introduce the theory of Impression management (IM), which states that individuals create, manipulate and try to enhance their image to others. IM has its roots in dramaturgical theory and … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: What difference has the Russian Revolution made to freedoms today?

From Index on Censorship Magazine 100 years on, the long shadows that Russia’s 1917 revolution cast on freedoms globally is the subject of a new special report in Index on Censorship Magazine. Lenin believed that journalists, novelists and opinion formers … Continue reading

How can social media be used to communicate research?

Social media has opened up a new platform for academic debate and offers new opportunities and ways for researchers to connect and collaborate with each other, as well as reach wider audiences beyond academia. But where should you begin?  And … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Towards an Ethical Framework for Publishing Twitter Data in Social Research

Article title: Towards an Ethical Framework for Publishing Twitter Data in Social Research: Taking into Account Users’ Views, Online Context and Algorithmic Estimation From Sociology The recent surge in social media uptake and the programmatic availability of vast amounts of … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Targeting night-time economy venues when promoting rape prevention discourse

Article title: Location, libation and leisure: An examination of the use of licensed venues to help challenge sexual violence From Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal Anti-rape campaign messages have increasingly targeted men in order to educate them on the … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis

Article title: The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis of the online media landscape from 2014 to 2016 From New Media & Society In late 2016, as the US election day approached, “fake news” gained growing public … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Corporal punishment and adult antisocial behavior

Article title: Corporal punishment and adult antisocial behavior: A comparison of dyadic concordance types and an evaluation of mediating mechanisms in Asia, Europe, and North America Special Section: Parental Discipline and Child Adjustment From International Journal of Behavioral Development Corporal … Continue reading