Category Archives: Culture

Making friends with Jarvis Cocker: Music culture in the context of web 2.0

From Cultural Sociology Recent years have seen some significant changes in music culture, the Web 2.0 movement has been a catalyst. The general shift has been toward virtual cultural artefacts, where individuals download digitally compressed music files from internet sources … Continue reading

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Assassinating justly: Reflections on justice and revenge in the Osama Bin Laden killing

From Law, Culture & the Humanities On Sunday night, May 1, 2011, United States President Barack Obama addressed America and the world. He told them, the “United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” This was an … Continue reading

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9/11 The day that changed the world: A selection of articles

This Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of 9/11. SAGE has opened access to a selection of relevant articles to recognize the occasion from a range of journals considering different aspects and impacts. Challenging the ‘official’ story of 9/11: Community narratives and conspiracy … Continue reading

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Witnessing the UK Wootton Bassett repatriations through media images: Implications for victimology

Witnessing Wootton Bassett: An exploration in cultural victimology From Crime Media Culture Wootton Bassett is a small town in England. It is situated close to the Royal Air Force Lyneham base where service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are … Continue reading

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Similarities and differences of how we define romantic love: A cross-cultural analysis

Cross-Cultural Analysis of Models of Romantic Love Among U.S. Residents, Russians, and Lithuanians From Cross-Cultural Research This study examines how men and women define romantic love.  It uses surveys to find some commonalities and differences among residents in the US, … Continue reading

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In search of a better life: record highs of International migration

Special Issue: Immigration From International Journal of Comparative Sociology International migration has reached a record high with ever-growing numbers of immigrants, labor migrants and asylum seekers leaving their homelands in search of better employment opportunities, higher economic rewards, safer political … Continue reading

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‘Celebrity chavs’ like Jordan and Kerry Katona reflect the moral delinquency of white working-class girls

‘Celebrity chav’: Fame, femininity and social class   From European Journal of Cultural Studies   Celebrity – ‘the condition of being talked about’ seems an unavoidable part of modern life. In Britain, the media regularly report the bad behavior of … Continue reading

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Does Google push the most popular content rather than act as a neutral tool?

Search engines and the production of academic knowledge From International Journal of Cultural Studies Surveys prove that students performing topic searches for scholarly papers overwhelmingly choose search engines, rather than library-based research discovery networks, as their preferred starting-point. Are they getting … Continue reading

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How media obsession fuels public fascination with the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ yet leaves other serial killers to serve their time as almost unknowns

When serial killers go unseen: The case of Trevor Joseph Hardy From Crime, Media, Culture UK headlines last week highlighted news regarding the denied plea of the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ and confirmation he will spend all his life behind bars. This … Continue reading

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Reconsidering culture and poverty

From ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Historically scholars have been cautious when discussing links between culture and poverty. The concept of a “culture of poverty” reemerged briefly in the 60’s, but it was a short-lived headline … Continue reading

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Male Genital Mutilation: Beyond the tolerable?

From Ethnicities This article aims to show that, if Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) warrants the serious attention of policy-makers, then so too, despite quantitative differences, does Male Genital Mutilation (MGM). FGM is viewed by many as marking the boundary of … Continue reading

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Is heavy drinking an integral part of a sailor’s life?

The impact of occupational culture on drinking behaviour of young adults in the U.S. Navy From: Journal of Mixed Methods Research Although heavy drinking is widely perceived to be a fundamental part of Navy life, little has been known about specific … Continue reading

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The economic cost of harboring terrorism

From Journal of Conflict Resolution This article is the first to uncover systematic evidence of the economic cost of harboring terrorism. While trying to inflict real economic costs (in addition to psychological, sociological, and political damage) on targeted societies, terror … Continue reading

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Sustainable legacies for the 2012 Olympic Games

From Perspectives in Public Health The 2012 UK Olympics are coming and with them the potential to offer the nation far more than encouragement to partake in sports activities and to get fitter. They could assist with government cross-cutting agendas such … Continue reading

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