SAGE Insight

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Here are the most recent posts for SAGE Insight:

On SAGE Insight: Is Donald Trump a ‘superstar celebrity politician’?

Article title: What is Donald Trump? Forms of ‘Celebrity’ in Celebrity Politics From Political Studies Review Media reporting of elections and of political leaders draws parallels with the world of entertainment. Journalistic metaphors and analogies are designed to capture the … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The political revolt of the lower middle class against automation: a common explanation for Brexit, Trumpism or the yellow vests

Labour markets in advanced economies are increasingly marked by job polarisation, whereby job creation occurs either at the high- or low-skill levels, while mid-skill jobs are disappearing. This is mainly due to the process of automation of many routine-based tasks, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: New Fronts in the Culture Wars? Religion, Partisanship, and Polarization on Religious Liberty and Transgender Rights in the United States

From American Politics ResearchPublished in Association with Fordham University Beginning in the 1960s, the United States experienced religious and partisan conflict over cultural issues such as abortion that was described as a “Culture War.” Recent, highly salient battles over religious … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: ‘Baby Boomers’ versus the ‘Millennials’: Inter-generational housing inequalities

Article title: Inter-generational housing inequalities: ‘Baby Boomers’ versus the ‘Millennials’ From Urban Studies In contrast to the post-war period, the late 20th and early 21st centuries in the UK have been characterised by the advancement of neoliberal policies including privatisation … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Investigating Gold Investment as an Inflationary Hedge

On SAGE Insight: Helping and Hindering Undergraduate Women’s STEM Motivation: Experiences with STEM Encouragement, STEM-Related Gender Bias, and Sexual Harassment

From Psychology of Women Quarterly ‘#MeToo and other feminist social movements have highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment and gender-biased treatment, as well as how damaging they can be. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances, while gender bias … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: What’s hate got to do with it? Right-wing movements and the hate stereotype

From Current Sociology Hate is a contentious concept. Compared to other emotions, people are less willing to admit that they hate someone and denouncing a person as ‘hateful’ is a serious accusation. While hate is traditionally defined as an emotional … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria

Article title: Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria From Journal of Conflict Resolution Why do fraudulent elections encourage protesting? Scholars suggest that information about fraud shapes individuals’ beliefs and propensity to … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Images of protest in social media

Article title: Images of protest in social media: Struggle over visibility and visual narratives From New Media & Society While political protest is essentially a visual expression of dissent, both social movement research and media studies have thus far been … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country?

Article title: What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country? Resources and Rewards vs Risks of Protests in Urban and Rural China From Political Studies While the existing literature on social movements has provided plenty of inspiration for the … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Scheduling Content on Social Media: Theory, Evidence, and Application

From Journal of Marketing More than 1.8 billion users worldwide spent an average of 118 min a day on social media in 2016 and 77% of them actively engaged with social media content through likes, comments, shares, and link clicks. … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Engaging students as co-producers: A critical reflection on the policy commission model

From Politics A key challenge to all disciplines is ensuring that their curriculum provides students with the necessary range of skills to prepare them to be active global citizens. For political science educators, this has been reflected in emphasis being … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Exploring the Mediating Effect of Parent Brand Reputation on Brand Equity 

From Paradigm A ‘brand’ is an important concept for marketers as it acts as a tool to observe the differentiation of products for the consumers; it increases trust and confidence of consumers and facilitates the consumer decision-making process.  The brand … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight; Can Narratives of White Identity Reduce Opposition to Immigration and Support for Hard Brexit?

Article title: Can Narratives of White Identity Reduce Opposition to Immigration and Support for Hard Brexit? A Survey Experiment From Political Studies Britain’s vote to leave the European Union highlights the importance of White majority opposition to immigration. This article … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Are White Women Showing Up for Racial Justice?

Article title: Are White Women Showing Up for Racial Justice? Intergroup  Contact, Closeness to People Targeted by Prejudice, and Collective Action From Psychology of Women Quarterly A fervent resurgence in the struggle for racial justice has taken place in the … Continue reading