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  • The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda
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    The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda unpacks the ever-present and exciting topic of propaganda to explain how it invades the human psyche, in what ways it does so, and in what contexts. As a beguiling tool of political persuasion in times of war, peace, and uncertainty, propaganda incites people to take, often violent, action, consciously or unconsciously. This pervasive influence is particularly prevalent in world politics and international relations today. In this interdisciplinary Handbook, the editors have gathered together a group of world-class scholars from Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East, to discuss leadership propaganda, war propaganda, propaganda for peace marketing, propaganda as a psychological tool, terror-enhanced propaganda, and the contemporary topics of internet-mediated propaganda. Unlike previous publications on the subject, this book brings to the forefront current manifestations and processes of propaganda such as Islamist, and Far Right propaganda, from interdisciplinary perspectives. In its four parts, the Handbook offers researchers and academics of propaganda studies, peace and conflict studies, media and communication studies, political science and governance marketing, as well as intelligence and law enforcement communities, a comprehensive overview of the tools and context of the development and evolution of propaganda from the twentieth century to the present: Part One: Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research Part Two: Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research Part Three: Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research Part Four: Propaganda in Context


    Table of Contents:


    Part I Concepts, Precepts and Techniques in Propaganda Research

    1. Propaganda of the Deed and Its Anarchist Origins

    2. Atrocity Propaganda in Australia and Great Britain During the First World War

    3. Strategic Narratives and War Propaganda

    4. From Disinformation to Fake News: Forwards into the Past

    5.Post-Truth and the Changing Information Environment

    6.The Audience is the Amplifier: Participatory Propaganda

    7.Computational Propaganda and the Rise of the Fake Audience

    8. Visual Propaganda and Social Media

    9. Public Relations and Corporate Propaganda

    Part II Methodological Approaches in Propaganda Research

    10. Rhetorical Methods and Metaphor in Viral Propaganda

    11.Content Analysis and the Examination of Digital Propaganda on Social Media

    12.Character Assassination as Modus Operandi of Soviet Propaganda

    13.Assessing Propaganda Effectiveness in North Korea: A Limited Access Case Study

    14.Towards the Measurement of Islamist Propaganda Effectiveness: A Marketing Perspective

    Part III Tools and Techniques in Counter-Propaganda Research

    15.Propaganda and Disinformation: How a Historical Perspective Aids Critical Response Development

    16.Atrocities, Investigations and Propaganda: Lessons from World War I

    17.Countering Hamas and Hezbollah Propaganda

    18.Defending against Russian Propaganda

    19.Fighting and Framing Fake News

    20.Measuring the Unmeasurable: Evaluating the Effectiveness of US Strategic Counterterrorism Communications

    21. Countering the Fear in Propaganda

    22.Peace Marketing as Counter Propaganda? Towards a Methodology

    Part IV Propaganda in Context

    23. Propaganda and Information Operations in Southeast Asia: Constructing Colonialism and Its Antithesis, Statehood and Peaceful Ambiguity

    24. The Construction of the Chinese Dream

    25. Darkness and Light: Media, Propaganda, and Politics in Japan

    26. Syria: Propaganda as a Tool in the Arsenal of Information Warfare

    27. Cold War Propaganda in Civil War Greece, 1946–1949: From State of Emergency to Normalization

    28. Propaganda and Populist Communication in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela

    29. Evaluating Putin's Propaganda Performance 2000–2018: Stagecraft as Statecraft

    30. Trumpaganda1: The War on Facts, Press, and Democracy

    31. LeaveEU: Dark Money, Dark Ads and Data Crimes

    32. ISIS Female Recruits: The Alluring Propaganda Promises

    33. IS's Strategic Communication Tactics

    34. The Evolution of Terrorist Propaganda in Cyberspace



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    The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as talent management, engagement , e-HRM and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management PART 03: Contemporary Issues


    Table of Contents:


    The Changing Field of Human Resource Management

    Part I Context of Human Resource Management

    1 Human Resource Management: A Historical Perspective

    2 Models of Strategic Human Resource Management

    3 The Employment Relationship:Key Elements, AlternativeFrames of Reference, and Implications for HRM

    4 Regulation, Deregulation or Re-regulation? The Changing Regulative Framework for HRM

    5 International Human Resource Management

    6 Comparative HRM

    7 Managing across Organizational Boundaries: The New Employment Relationship and its Human Resource Management Implications

    Part II Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

    8 Recruitment and Selection

    9 Training, Development and Skills

    10 Talent Management: Disentangling Key Ideas

    11 Leadership Development: The Shift from ‘Ready Now’ to ‘Ready Able'

    12 Understanding Performance Appraisal: Supervisory and Employee Perspectives

    13 Compensation

    14 HRM, Equality and Diversity

    15 Creating and Sustaining Involvement and Participation in the Workplace

    16 Exploring Electronic HRM: Management Fashion or Fad?

    17 Health, Safety and Well-being

    18 Industrial Relations: Changing Trends Across Theory, Policy and Practice

    19 Discipline and Grievances

    20 Downsizing

    21 Employee Engagement: The Past, the Present, and the Future

    22 Working Time and Work–Life Balance

    23 The Changing Face of Work Design Research: Past, Present, and Future Directions

    Part III Contemporary Issues

    24 Strategic HRM: Where Do We Go from Here?

    25 Human Resource Management in Developing Countries

    26 HRM and National Economic Performance

    27 Human Resource Management and the Resource-Based View

    28 Big Data and Human Resource Management

    29 Human Resources and Ethics Management: Partners in (Reducing) Crime

    30 HRM in Small Firms: Balancing Informality and Formality

    31 HRM in Multinational Companies

    32 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector: New Public Management, Responsive Governance and the Consequences of the Economic Crisis1



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    Millions of people around the world are forced to work without pay and under threat of violence. These individuals can be found working in brothels, factories, mines, farm fields, restaurants, construction sites and private homes: many have been tricked by human traffickers and lured by false promises of good jobs or education, some are forced to work at gunpoint, while others are trapped by phony debts from unscrupulous moneylenders. The SAGE Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and global look at the diverse issues surrounding human trafficking and slavery in the post-1945 environment. Covering everything from history, literature and politics to economics, international law and geography, this Handbook is essential reading for academics and researchers, as well as for policy-makers and non-governmental organisations  


    Table of Contents:


    Part I Defining Contemporary Slavery

    1 Conceptualizing the Exploitation of Human Trafficking

    2 The International Legal Framework on Human Trafficking: Contemporary Understandings and Continuing Confusions

    3 Assessing the Global Slavery Index

    4 Empirical Research on Sex Work and Human Trafficking in SE Asia and a Critique of Methodologies for Obtaining Estimates of Human Trafficking Numbers

    Part II Forms of Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery

    5 Labour Trafficking

    6 Practices of Bonded Labour in India: Forms of Exploitation and Human Rights Violations

    7 The Evolving Concept of Worst Forms of Child Labor

    8 Organ Trafficking: Transplant Tourism and Trafficking in Persons for the Removal of Organs

    Part III The Context of Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery

    9 The Business of Modern Slavery: Management and Organizational Perspectives

    10 Human Trafficking, Sexual Slavery, and Extremism

    11 Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery and Organized Crime

    12 Migration and Trafficking: The Unintended Consequences of Security and Enforcement Frameworks and the Revictimization of Vulnerable Groups

    Part IV Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Trafficking and Contemporary Slavery

    13 A Survivor-Centric Approach: The Importance of Contemporary Slave Narratives to the Anti-Slavery Agenda

    14 Trafficking in Human Beings: The Convergence of Criminal Law and Human Rights

    15 Pretty Vacant: Stolen Girls and Girlhoods in Anti-Trafficking Discourses

    16 Indigenous Women in Trafficking: Links Between Race, Ethnicity and Class1

    Part V Case Studies

    17 Identification of Trafficking Victims in Europe and the Former Soviet Union

    18 Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Children in the West African Region

    19 Identifying Human Trafficking Victims Under the Sharia Law in Iran

    20 Impacts of Cultural Practices in Anti-Trafficking Policies in Southeast Asia

    21 Human Trafficking in North America

    22 Legal Yet Enslaved: The Case of Migrant Farm Workers in the United States

    23 Australia's Response to Human Trafficking Nationally and Regionally: The Question of Impact

    24 Child Workers: An Ugly Face in the Labour Industry

    Part VI Ending Contemporary Slavery

    25 The International Law Enforcement Community: Cooperative Efforts in Combatting Human Trafficking

    26 Identification, Rescue, and Social Intervention with the Victims of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Spain1

    27 Organizational Configurations in the Provision of Social Services and Advocacy to Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

    28 Contemporary Social Movements to End Slavery – NGOs and Beyond





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    The SAGE Handbook of International Migration provides an authoritative and informed analysis of key issues in international migration, including its crucial significance far beyond the more traditional questions of immigrant settlement and incorporation in particular countries. Bringing together chapters contributed by an international cast of leading voices in the field, the Handbook is arranged around four key thematic parts:

    Part 1: Disciplinary Perspectives on Migration
    Part 2: Historical and Contemporary Flows of Migrants
    Part 3: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation
    Part 4: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration The last three decades have seen the rapid increase and diversification in the types of international migration, and this Handbook has been created to meet the need among academics and researchers across the social sciences, policy makers and commentators for a definitive publication which provides a range of perspectives and insights into key themes and debates in the field.


    Table of Contents:


    1 Introduction: Understanding Migration

    PART I Disciplinary Perspectives On Migration

    2 Part I Introduction: Disciplinary Perspectives on International Migration

    3 Demography

    4 Development Studies and Migration

    5 Economics and Migration

    6 Education, Citizenship, and International Migration

    7 Environmental Studies and Migration

    8 Geography and Migration

    9 History

    10 Migration, Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

    11 Migration and the Policy Sciences

    PART II Historical and Contemporary Flows of Migrants

    12 Part II Introduction: International Migration Flows1

    13 Historical Patterns of Migration Prior to Mid-20th Century

    14 Rethinking Global Migration Flows

    15 Gender and the Feminisation of Migration

    16 Regional and Intercontinental Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    17 Middle East and North Africa (MENA)Mohammed Charef

    18 South Asian Migration

    19 International Migration Trends and Policies in Southeast Asia

    20 International Migration in East Asia

    21 Australasia and the Pacific Islands

    22 Migrations in South America

    23 Contemporary Migration Patterns in North and Central America

    24 European Migration Transition in the Context of Post-Enlargement Migration from and into Central and Eastern Europe

    25 International Migration Trends and Policies in Russia and Eurasia

    PART III Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation

    26 Part III Introduction: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation

    27 Assimilation

    28 Multiculturalism and Immigration

    29 Transnationalism

    30 Migrant Entrepreneurship and Transnational Links

    31 Inequality and the Structure of Educational Opportunity and Institutions

    32 Language and Incorporation

    33 Spatial Concentration and Ghettos

    34 The Role of Religion in Migrant Incorporation

    35 Citizenship

    36 Racism and the Age of Super-Diversity

    PART IV National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration

    37Part IV Introduction: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration

    38 Remittances and Migrants: Altruism, Insurance, Investment and Development

    39 Migration and State Concerns about the Emigration and Welfare of their Citizens1

    40 Trends in International, National and Local Policies on Migrant Entry and Integration

    41 Refugees and Asylum Seekers

    42 Migration and the State's Focus on Human Trafficking as a Security Issue



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    The question of consumption emerged as a major focus of research and scholarship in the 1990s but the breadth and diversity of consumer culture has not been fully enough explored. The meanings of consumption, particularly in relation to lifestyle and identity, are of great importance to academic areas including business studies, sociology, cultural and media studies, psychology, geography and politics. The SAGE Handbook of Consumer Culture is a one-stop resource for scholars and students of consumption, where the key dimensions of consumer culture are critically discussed and articulated. The editors have organised contributions from a global and interdisciplinary team of scholars into six key sections: 

    Part 1: Sociology of Consumption
    Part 2: Geographies of Consumer Culture
    Part 3: Consumer Culture Studies in Marketing
    Part 4: Consumer Culture in Media and Cultural Studies
    Part 5: Material Cultures of Consumption
    Part 6: The Politics of Consumer Culture


    Table of Contents:


    1 Introduction

    Part I Sociology of Consumption

    2 The Emergence of Contemporary Consumer Culture

    3 The Systems of Provision Approach to Understanding Consumption1

    4 The Making of the Consumer: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    5 Consumption, Class and Taste

    Part II Geographies of Consumer Culture

    6 Debunking the Myths of Global Consumer Culture Literature

    7 Consumer Culture in Socialist Russia

    8 New Urbanism, Post-nationalism and Consumerist Modernity in India

    9 Consumption and Consumer Rights in Contemporary China

    10 Spaces of (Consumer) Resistance

    Part III Consumer Culture Studies in Marketing

    11 Consumer Culture Theory: A Front-row Seat at the Sidelines

    12 Consumer Identity Projects

    13 Re-presenting, Reinvigorating and Reconciling: Gift-giving Research within and beyond the CCT Paradigm

    14 Prosumption Tribes: How Consumers Collectively Rework Brands, Products, Services and Markets

    15 Contesting Understandings of Contestation: Rethinking Perspectives on Activism

    Part IV Consumer Culture in Media and Cultural Studies

    16 Consumer Culture and the Media

    17 Body Projects: Fashion, Aesthetic Modifications and Stylized Selves

    18 Who Takes the First Bite? A Critical Overview of Gender Representations in Food Advertising

    19 Biopolitical Marketing and Technologies of Enclosure

    Part V Material Cultures of Consumption

    20 The Materiality of Consumer Culture

    21 Subject/Object Relations and Consumer Culture

    22 Another Consumer Culture Theory. An ANT Look at Consumption, or How ‘Market-things’ Help ‘Cultivate’ Consumers

    23 Objects: From Signs to Design

    24 The War on Cash1

    Part VI The Politics of Consumer Culture

    25 Consumer-Citizens: Markets, Marketing and the Making of ‘Choice'

    26 Are You Neoliberal Fit? The Politics of Consumption under Neoliberalism

    27 Sustainable Consumption, Consumer Culture and the Politics of a Megatrend

    28 Buying into the Nation: The Politics of Consumption and Nationalism

    29 The Politics of Consumption



  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet: 3
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    The Internet needs no introduction, and its significance today can hardly be exaggerated.  Today, more people are more connected technologically to one another than at any other time in human existence.  For a large share of the world’s people, the Internet, text messaging, and various other forms of digital social media such as Facebook have become thoroughly woven into the routines and rhythms of daily life.  The Internet has transformed how we seek information, communicate, entertain ourselves, find partners, and, increasingly, it shapes our notions of identity and community.  The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet addresses the many related topics pertaining to cyberspace, email, the World Wide Web, and social media.  Entries will range from popular topics such as Alibaba and YouTube to important current controversies such as Net neutrality and cyberterrorism.  The goal of the encyclopedia is to provide the most comprehensive collection of authoritative entries on the Internet available, written in a style accessible to academic and non-academic audiences alike.


    Table of Contents:





    Agriculture and the Internet

    AI Safety

    Algorithmic Selection on the Internet






    Artificial Intelligence

    Augmented Reality


    Back Offices, Call Centers, and the Internet





    Blind People and the Internet




    Broadband Internet

    Broadband Internet Affordability



    Chat Rooms

    Child Pornography and the Internet

    Children, Adolescents, and the Internet

    Citizen Science


    Cloud Computing


    Crime and the Internet










    Cyberoptimism and Cyberpessimism










    Dark Web


    Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

    Deep Packet Inspection

    Deep Web

    Diasporas and the Internet

    Digital Divides, Age and

    Digital Divides, Disability and

    Digital Divides, Ethnicity and

    Digital Divides, Gender and

    Digital Divides, Geography of

    Digital Divides, Global

    Digital Divides, Language and

    Digital Earth

    Digital Humanities

    Digital Natives

    Digital Steganography

    Digital Watermarking

    Distance Education

    Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack

    Domain Name

    Domain Name System




    e-Commerce: Business-to-Business

    e-Commerce: Business-to-Consumer

    e-Commerce: Business-to-Government

    Economic Development and the Internet

    Education and the Internet: Colleges and Universities

    Education and the Internet: Elementary and Secondary Schools



    Elderly People and the Internet

    Elections and the Internet

    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Electronic Literature

    Electronic Mailing Lists

    Electronic Signatures


    Emojis and Emoticons

    Energy Use and the Internet



    Ethnographic Research and the Internet



    Fake News

    Fiber Optics and the Internet

    File Sharing

    File Transfer Protocol








    Google Earth


    Great Firewall





    Health Care and the Internet

    History of the Internet


    Hypertext Markup Language

    Hypertext Transfer Protocol


    Identity Theft

    Internet Activism

    Internet Addiction

    Internet Advertising

    Internet Architecture Board

    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

    Internet Backbone Networks

    Internet Banking

    Internet Censorship

    Internet Connectivity

    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

    Internet Data Centers

    Internet Dating

    Internet Engineering Task Force

    Internet Fraud

    Internet Gambling

    Internet Gaming

    Internet GIS

    Internet Governance

    Internet Law

    Internet Mapping

    Internet Memes

    Internet Movie Database

    Internet Nonusers

    Internet of Things

    Internet Origins and History

    Internet Pornography

    Internet Privacy

    Internet Recruiting

    Internet Routing

    Internet Security

    Internet Service Providers

    Internet Slang

    Internet Society

    Internet Standards

    Internet Surveillance

    Internet Taxation

    Internet Telephony

    IP Addresses



    Journalism and the Internet


    Libraries and the Internet


    Local Area Networks

    Location-Based Services



    Manufacturing and the Internet

    Massive Open Online Courses




    Military Internet

    Mobile Internet


    Municipal Broadband

    Music and the Internet



    National Security Agency Surveillance


    Net Neutrality






    One Laptop per Child

    Online Social Networks


    Packet Switching


    Peer-to-Peer Networks


    Photo Sharing Applications


    Project Loon




    Racism and the Internet


    Religion and the Internet

    Retail Trade and the Internet

    Right to Be Forgotten

    Right to Internet Access

    Rural Areas and the Internet


    Satellite Internet

    Search Engine

    Semantic Web

    Sexism and the Internet


    Sexual Harassment and the Internet

    Sharing Economy and the Internet



    Smart Cities

    Smart Energy Systems

    Smart Grids

    Smartphone Apps


    Social Media

    Social Movements and the Internet


    Sports and the Internet








    Television and the Internet



    Terrorism and the Internet



    Tourism and the Internet


    Transportation and the Internet





    Uniform Resource Locator



    Video Conferences

    Video Games and the Internet

    Virtual Private Networks

    Virtual Reality

    Virtual Teams


    Voice over Internet Protocol

    Volunteered Geographic Information


    Wearable Technologies

    Web 2.0

    Web Browsers

    Web Design

    Web GIS

    Web Mining

    Web Programming



    Website and Webpage



    WELL, The

    Whole Earth ’Lectronic Link

    Wide Area Networks




    Wireless Internet

    World Wide Web

    World Wide Web Consortium







  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion
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    The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion takes a three-pronged look at this, namely investigating the role of religion in society; unpacking and evaluating the significance of religion in and on human history; and tracing and outlining the social forces and influences that shape religion. 

    This encyclopedia covers a range of themes from:

    • fundamental topics like definitions

    • secularization

    • dimensions of religiosity to such emerging issues as civil religion • new religious movements.

    This Encyclopedia also addresses contemporary dilemmas such as fundamentalism and extremism and the role of gender in religion.  



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    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world's musical cultures, styles, and practices.  The diverse voices of contributors to this encyclopedia confirm ethnomusicology's fundamental ethos of inclusion and respect for diversity.  Combined, the multiplicity of topics and approaches are presented in an easy-to-search A-Z format and offer a fresh perspective on the field and the subject of music in culture.


    Key features include: Approximately 730 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of print or electronic editions Pedagogical elements include Further Readings and Cross References to conclude each article and a Reader’s Guide in the front matter organizing entries by broad topical or thematic areas Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research (journals, books, and associations), an appendix listing notable archives, libraries, and museums, and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition