SAGE Sociology

Maryam Griffin examines transportation politics and the Freedom Rides in Palestine in the context of a strategic shift in which Palestinian resistance has de-prioritised leader-centered negotiations in favour of grassroots mobilisation that directly appeals to international civil society.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

Robbie McVeigh argues that, with demographic change in Northern Ireland, racist violence has become one of the principal manifestations of unionist unease. The state's reaction to racism has been to tolerate a level of acceptable violence. People of colour and migrant workers in NI, he argues, have been 'living the peace process in reverse'.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

Victoria Brittain considers the legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa's struggle against the ecological destruction of his homelands wrought by Shell.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

Eddie Bruce-Jones speaks about police brutality against non-white Germans, examining a series of controversial deaths in custody and arguing for the need to identify patterns of institutional racism. Posted September 2015.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

Interview with A. Sivanandan by Avery Gordon for the 2013 Historical Materialism conference. Posted September 2015.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Ann Oakley discusses her paper “Interviewing Women Again: Power, Time and the Gift”, with Kath Woodward, Editor of Sociology. Posted September 2015.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 5:18am EDT

Author Jen-Hao Chen discusses his article "Marriage, Relationship Quality, and Sleep among U.S. Older Adults," which was coauthored with Linda J. Waite, and Diane S. Lauderdale, and appears in the September 2015 of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.



Sleep is a restorative behavior essential for health. Poor sleep has been linked to adverse health outcomes among older adults; however, we know little about the social processes that affect sleep. Using innovative actigraphy data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (N = 727), we considered the role of marriage, positive marital relationship support, and negative marital relationship strain on older adults’ (ages 62–90) self-reported and actigraph-measured sleep characteristics. We found that married older adults had better actigraph-estimated but not self-reported sleep characteristics than the unmarried. However, among the married, those who reported more negative aspects of their marital relationship reported more insomnia symptoms, with the association reduced when psychosocial characteristics were added to the model. The married who reported more positive aspects of their marital relationship showed better actigraph-estimated sleep characteristics; taking characteristics of the physical and mental health and home environment into account reduced this association.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT