Category Archives: Sociology

On SAGE Insight; Who Voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Election, and Why?

Article title: The Anger Games: Who Voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Election, and Why? From Critical Sociology Recently released data from the 2016 American National Election Study allow us to offer a multifaceted profile of white voters who … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Racial Disparities in Student Debt and the Reproduction of the Fragile Black Middle Class

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity A growing literature recognizes that student loan debt is racialized and disproportionately affects youth of color, especially black youth. In this study, the authors expand on this research and ask whether black-white disparities in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Long Working Hours and the Risk of Chronic Disease

From Social Change A discernible change in trends and nature of occupation and working hours over time has changed the prevalence of disease among people. One’s work environment, especially work stress and characteristics of the job play an important role … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Isolating the effect of eviction on criminal convictions

Article title: Isolating the effect of eviction on criminal convictions – Results from a Swedish study From Acta Sociologica On an individual level, criminal offending is linked to resource deficiencies. Since evictions tend to affect society’s weakest groups, we would … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: “As We Grow, It Will Become a Priority”: American Mobile Start-Ups’ Privacy Practices

From American Behavioral Scientist Privacy has become a crucial issue of the digital age, with significant social, political, and economic ramifications. A growing body of literature has dedicated to the patterns, causes, and consequences of individuals’ privacy concerns, skills, and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Navigating the Central Mediterranean in a Time of ‘Crisis’: Disentangling Migration Governance and Migrant Journeys

Special Issue: Migration and Crisis in Europe From Sociology This article from the Special Issue: Migration and Crisis in Europe closely examines the relationship between migration and the changing governance of mobility and borders in the Central Mediterranean. This article … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Isomorphism through algorithms: Institutional dependencies in the case of Facebook

From Big Data & Society Concerns about the impact of data-driven intermediaries on the news media industry have been growing steadily over the last several years. Major social media and information companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter play a central … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Future of Urban Populism

From New Labor Forum America’s cities are the key vectors for progressive change in the next decade. Most large cities contain a majority non-white population with a hunger for change. Young white progressives are also flocking to cities searching for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Between Colorblind and Colorconscious – Contemporary Hollywood Films and Struggles Over Racial Representation

From Journal of Black Studies Hollywood films reflect the racial order in which they are made. The sociological significance of understanding racial representations within films is highlighted in this study as it recognizes that films offer a useful site for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Section: Troubling Families

From Sociological Research Online This Special Section on Troubling Families builds on a history of dialogue and developing work, originating with a Colloquium held in London in 2010 which centered on the notion of ‘Family Troubles?’, drawing on themes of … Continue reading

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Why Professors should use Case Studies to Teach Psychology

By Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D. When most teachers of psychology think of case studies, our immediate association is how they are used for research purposes. Medical case studies, like those used by Oliver Sacks or highlighted on TV shows like “House,” … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Does skin tone influence playing position within English football leagues?

Article title: Bottom of Form It is not Black and White: A comparison of skin tone by playing position in the Premier League and English football  From International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching This study explores the role of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The State of Unequal Educational Opportunity: Special Issue on the Coleman Report 50 Years Later

Guest Editor : Margot I. Jackson and Susan L. Moffitt The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science In the 50 years since the Equality of Educational Opportunity survey (EEOS) first appeared in print, tens of thousands … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The sociology of sexual harassment and assault – a selection of free articles

The issue of sexual assault, the deceit, the gender stereotypes and the level of taboo surrounding the topic, has once again hit our mainstream news agenda. Yet what is less talked about in these debates is the resulting impact that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Youth and Spatiality

Guest Editors: David Farrugia , Bronwyn Wood , Åsa Bäckström and Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson From YOUNG The agenda promoted in this special issue suggests a shift from youth as an experience of progress through time, to youth as a heterogeneous … Continue reading

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