5 free articles from some “Library Journal’s Best Reference 2016” honorees

We’re thrilled to announce that three of our reference texts were named on Library Journal’s “Best Reference 2016” list! To celebrate, we’re sharing some articles from the honorees: The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies edited by Abbie E. Goldberg, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society edited by by Frederick F. Wherry and Juliet B. Schor, and The SAGE Handbook of Resistance edited by David Courpasson and Steven Vallas. Check out the content below, free to read until March 13th.

  1. Transnational ImmigrantsAlthough migrants have always kept in touch with their home countries, the current developments appear to be more intense, which is attributed mainly to the advancement of modern information and communication technologies such as instant messaging clients, e-mail, and/or social networks. Furthermore, thanks to modern transportation technologies, migrants also physically travel back and forth between their home countries and their places of residence or places where friends and relatives live at an increasing rate. This results in oscillating migration movements between two or more countries that question the traditional picture of unidirectional international migration flows.

Find out more by reading the full article from The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society written by Sebastian Henn.

  1. Dodd-Frank – The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into federal law on July 21, 2010, had its origins in public outrage and calls for reform to the U.S. financial services industry, arising from the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010 and the Great Recession. The intent of the legislation was to provide a comprehensive overhaul and restructuring of the entire system of financial market oversight in the United States so as to make another financial crisis less likely.

Read more about the Dodd-Frank in this article by Frank L. Winfrey from The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society.

  1. Islamism, Feminism, and Resistance: Rethinking the Arab Spring – This chapter spotlights the Islamist and feminist movements with a focus on contentious politics surrounding them in the years leading up to the 2011 Arab Spring and in its aftermath. Questions addressed in this paper are: what were the goals of the Islamist and feminist movements during a period of protest and transition? How and why did the goals clash, and with what effects? What were feminists resisting, and what have they been building?

Find out by reading the full chapter by Valentine M. Moghadam from The SAGE Handbook of Resistance.

  1. Demographics and the LGBTQ Population – Over the past decade, population research has increasingly incorporated the demography of sexuality, including a focus on the demographics of the LGBTQ population. This The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies article by Amanda K. Baumle discusses the importance of studying the demographics of the LGBTQ population and provides an overview of related key findings.
  1. Methodological Decisions by Researchers of LGBTQ Populations – This entry reviews some methodological issues and highlights one example of research to illustrate key issues that researchers examining LGBTQ populations may encounter and should be especially mindful of if their goal is to produce high-quality research. This piece was written by Kristin Kelley & Brian Powell and published in The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies.

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