Category Archives: Sociology

On SAGE Insight: Free access to 5 must-read articles to mark International Women’s Day

A selection of free journal articles to mark International Women’s Day 2019: “Man Cannot Exist Alone”: The Challenge of Health Care to Honor the Role of Womenin Society The Linacre Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/0024363918807684 A New Age for Media Coverage of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Playing with gender borders: Flirting and alcohol consumption among young adults in Denmark

When young adults drink alcohol, they often do so when going out with friends to party in bars and clubs. When they go out to these mainstream places, they enter venues where there are certain expectations to their behaviour that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Navigating Big Data dilemmas

Facebook is yet again dominating news headlines, this time for its #10YearChallenge encouraging users to post pictures of themselves from 10 years ago and today. While ostensibly a fun and trivial exercise, the viral challenge raised questions regarding whether the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Relative Education and the Advantage of a College Degree

From American Sociological Review Over the past 80 years, the United States experienced a dramatic increase in college enrollment and completion. In 1950, only 7.7 percent of people in the United States age 25 to 29 had a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Priming Effect of Violent Game Play on Aggression Among Adolescents

From Youth & Society With the rapid development of information technology (IT), playing games has become one of the most popular recreations among adolescents, making them relaxed but altering their views of aggression In particular, adolescents possibly resolve conflicts in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Alcohol policies at student unions in Sweden

Every university in Sweden has one or several student unions. The aim of the unions is to facilitate and promote members’ education, and they are also engaged in organizing social activities for students. Many student unions run their own pubs … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: “Raced” Organizations and the Academic Success of Underrepresented Minority Faculty Members in Sociology

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity The purpose of this research is to determine whether participating in “raced” organizations benefits underrepresented minority (URM) faculty members in their quest for tenure and promotion to associate professor of sociology.  This article provides … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Caring collectives and other forms of bystander helping behavior in violent situations

From Current Sociology Research on bystanders has mainly considered bystanders as passive. This view is based on the well-known ‘bystander effect,’ suggesting that the presence of other bystanders implies a diffusion of responsibility that inhibits the likelihood of intervention. Recent … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Keepin’ it Real in Central Europe: The DIY Rap Music Careers of Male Hip Hop Artists in Austria

From Cultural Sociology Hip hop arrived in Austria as a cultural commodity in the late 1980s with the promotion of African-American rap artists. Influenced by African-American hip hop and German-language rap, these groups began to professionalize their approach to music-making … Continue reading

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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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