SAGE Insight

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Here are the most recent posts for SAGE Insight:

On SAGE Insight: Development of musical abilities: Computer-based assessments

Article title: Development of musical abilities: Cross-sectional computer-based assessments in educational contexts From Psychology of Music The impacts of musical training have been examined in numerous contexts, and results show that it not only develops musical abilities, but also has … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Hillsborough and a theological reflection on the role of the Church of England

Article title: Hillsborough and the Church of England From Theology Hillsborough was the biggest sporting disaster in British football. The original inquests returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’. For over 20 years the families of the 96 who died and … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Transgender Students

From The Journal of School Nursing Throughout the United States, there has been a rise in public discourse about transgender people and transgender issues. Much of this attention stems from passed and proposed anti-LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Towards data justice? The ambiguity of anti-surveillance resistance in political activism

From Big Data & Society The Snowden leaks provided substantial evidence for the extensive nature of surveillance rooted in the mass collection of digitally enabled data (or Big Data) and illustrated the intricate relationship between the infrastructures of our everyday … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The Meaning of Ending Life in Prison

Special Section: End of Life in Correctional Settings in France, Switzerland, UK, and the United States From Journal of Correctional Health Care The ending of life in custody should be controversial. Deaths in prison raise issues of accountability, legitimacy, and … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The European Journal of Social Theory at twenty years - Anniversary Special Issue

Guest Editor: Gerard Delanty From European Journal of Social Theory This special issue marks the twentieth anniversary of the EJST and offers an opportunity to reflect on the current position of social theory in light of the past two decades but with … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: How Does the Media Frame Corporate Scandals?

Article title: How Does the Media Frame Corporate Scandals? The Case of German Newspapers and the Volkswagen Diesel Scandal From Journal of Management Inquiry Despite the importance that the media has in regard to influencing people’s perceptions of wrongdoing, organizational … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The enduring influence of parents’ views on their children’s personality

Article title: See me through my eyes - Adolescent–parent agreement in personality predicts later self-esteem development From International Journal of Behavioral Development Achieving a clear view of one’s personality is a challenging but crucial developmental task during adolescence, which has … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Race and policing in historical context

Article title: Race and policing in historical context: Dehumanization and the policing of Black people in the 21st century From Theoretical Criminology Criminologists have devoted considerable effort to understanding Black Americans’ relationship with the police over the last half-century. Yet, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Does multiculturalism matter?

Article title: Immigration and support for redistributive social policy: Does multiculturalism matter? From International Journal of Comparative Sociology Fears over immigration are starkly reflected in contemporary political discourse and stand center stage in the recent ‘Brexit’ vote and the US … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: When is social media use social interaction?

Article title: When is social media use social interaction? Defining mediated social interaction From New media & society This investigation explores the question, when is social media use social interaction? Although the term social media predates the advent of Web … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Crimmigration in Europe

Guest Editor: Maartjevan der Woude , Vanessa Barker , and Joannevan der Leun From European Journal of Criminology The current wave of mass migration – the largest and most visible since the Second World War – has thrown the international … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Have we entered a post-truth era?

Editorial title: Post-truth? From Social Studies of Science  Have we entered a post-truth era? Did we turn a corner with the US election, with its steady stream of fake news? Easily debunked but widely circulating conspiracy theories, and outright lies … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Pokémon GO: Mobile media play, place-making, and the digital wayfarer

Special Section From Mobile Media & Communication Over the first weeks of July 2016, a strange phenomenon began to unfold. People across several countries downloaded the Pokémon GO app and entered an augmented reality (AR), wandering their neighborhoods and public spaces in … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Do crowdsourced big data initiatives in times of crisis enable an inclusive humanitarian response

Article title: Questioning Big Data: Crowdsourcing crisis data towards an inclusive humanitarian response From Big Data & Society In this paper authors analyse the Big Data making processes deployed by a new type of (semi-formal) humanitarian organization in disaster settings: … Continue reading