SAGE Sociology (sociology)

Lisa Jean Moore discusses her paper “A Day at the Beach: Rising Sea Levels, Horseshoe Crabs, and Traffic Jams”, with Sarah Neal, Editor of Sociology. Posted October 2015.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

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

Author Elnur Gajiev discusses his poem, "Men of Mountains," which was published in the August 2015 issue of Humanity & Society.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Author William Pridemore discusses his article "The Mortality Penalty of Incarceration: Evidence from a Population-based Case-control Study of Working-age Males" which was published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.


There is a growing body of research on the effects of incarceration on health, though there are few studies in the sociological literature of the association between incarceration and premature mortality. This study examined the risk of male premature mortality associated with incarceration. Data came from the Izhevsk (Russia) Family Study, a large-scale population-based case-control design. Cases (n = 1,750) were male deaths aged 25 to 54 in Izhevsk between October 2003 and October 2005. Controls (n = 1,750) were selected at random from a city population register. The key independent variable was lifetime prevalence of incarceration. I used logistic regression to estimate mortality odds ratios, controlling for age, hazardous drinking, smoking status, marital status, and education. Seventeen percent of cases and 5 percent of controls had been incarcerated. Men who had been incarcerated were more than twice as likely as those who had not to experience premature mortality (odds ratio = 2.2, 95 percent confidence interval: 1.6–3.0). Relative to cases with no prior incarceration, cases who had been incarcerated were more likely to die from infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, non–alcohol-related accidental poisonings, and homicide. Taken together with other recent research, these results from a rigorous case-control design reveal not only that incarceration has durable effects on illness, but that its consequences extend to a greater risk of early death. I draw on the sociology of health literature on exposure, stress, and social integration to speculate about the reasons for this mortality penalty of incarceration.

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Category:Sociology -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT