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Brian Coutts named 2014 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Winner

Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA - Brian E. Coutts, professor and head of the department of library public services at Western Kentucky University, has been awarded the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.



Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences wins 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award

Los Angeles, CA - Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, by Dr. Gregory J. Privitera, has been honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) with a 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award (Texty). The book was published in July of 2013 by SAGE.

The Most Promising New Textbook category was created in 2012 to recognize current textbooks and learning materials that are still in their first editions. Judges are published textbook authors.



How often are unauthorized immigrant workers trafficked and abused?

Los Angeles, CA - Labor trafficking – or recruiting a person for labor through force, fraud, or coercion for involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or even slavery – has been a difficult problem to track among undocumented migrant workers. With unique access to a “hidden population” from one of America’s largest Spanish-speaking immigrant destinations, a recent study finds that more than 30% of undocumented migrant laborers in this area are victims of labor trafficking and 55% are victims of other labor abuses.


Essraa Nawar wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

Los Angeles, CA - United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Essraa Nawar of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Nawar will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. A formal presentation to Nawar will be made at the conference.


When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem

Los Angeles, CA - Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls into prostitution and then controlling, exploiting, and brutalizing them as if they were slaves, but  just how representative are these images? A new study finds that pimps are only responsible for luring minors into sex work in a very small number of cases, and that they are not the reason why young prostitutes stay in the industry. This study was published in a new article from the May issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.



Women in military less likely to drink than civilian women

Los Angeles, CA - While it is known that members of the U.S. military overall are more likely to use alcohol, a new study finds that female enlistees and female veterans are actually less likely to drink than their civilian counterparts. This study was published today in Armed Forces & Society, a SAGE journal published on behalf of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.


How does working part-time vs. working full-time affect breastfeeding goals?

Los Angeles, CA - Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers. However, while many women intend to breastfeed despite returning to work, a new study finds that mothers who plan to breastfeed for at least three months but return to work full-time are less likely to meet their breastfeeding goals. Conversely, there is no association between women who return to work part-time and failure to reach the breastfeeding goal of at least three months.


SAGE launches OA journal on Big Data and Society

Los Angeles, CA - Leading independent and academic publisher SAGE, has today launched Big Data & Society, an open access (OA), peer reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to exploring the implications of Big Data for societies. Big Data& Society aims to move beyond the usual notions of Big Data and provide a platform for connecting debates on how Big Data practices are reconfiguring academic, social, industry, business and government relations, expertise, methods, concepts and knowledge.


Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion

Los Angeles, CA - To sexually objectify a woman is to focus on her body in terms of how it can provide sexual pleasure rather than viewing her as a complete human being with thoughts and feelings. While objectification has long been considered a problem in the media, how does it affect individual romantic relationships? New research published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, a SAGE journal, finds that more objectification of a female partner’s body is related to higher incidents of sexual pressure and coercion.


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