Recent Submissions

  • User engagement with political ‘facts’ in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme; Walicka, Agnieszka
    MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and WALICKA, A. 2019. User engagement with political ‘facts’ in the context of the fake news phenomenon: an exploration of information behaviour. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-11-2018-0180
    Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that explored human behaviour in response to political ‘facts’ presented online by political parties in Scotland. Design/methodology approach. The ...
  • Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political “facts” in the “fake news” era: an exploratory study. 

    Baxter, Graeme; Marcella, Rita; Walicka, Agnieszka
    BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and WALICKA, A. 2019. Scottish citizens’ perceptions of the credibility of online political “facts” in the “fake news” era: an exploratory study. Journal of documentation [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2018-0161
    Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study that explored public perceptions of the credibility of “facts and figures” contained within five social media posts produced by political parties in ...
  • Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. 

    Ironside, Rachael (De Gruyter https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2018-0020, 2018-09-20)
    IRONSIDE, R. 2018. Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. Text and talk [online], 38(6), pages 705-728. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2018-0020
    This article examines how subjective paranormal experiences are shared and understood through embodied talk and action. Paranormal experiences often possess subjective qualities, regularly experienced as 'senses' or ...
  • Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Smithson, Janet (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004, 2013-04-09)
    PEDERSEN, S. and SMITHSON, J. 2013. Mothers with attitude: how the Mumsnet parenting forum offers space for new forms of femininity to emerge online. Women's studies international forum [online], 38, pages 97-106. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.03.004
    This paper investigates the motivations and online behaviour of the users of Mumsnet, a UK online parenting community. The Mumsnet discussion forum is characterised by its difference to other mothering websites in its ...
  • Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. 

    Ironside, Rachael (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.09.005, 2017-09-28)
    IRONSIDE, R. 2017. Discovering strange events in empty spaces: the role of multimodal practice and the interpretation of paranormal events. Journal of pragmatics [online], 120, pages 88-100. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2017.09.005
    This article examines how empty space may be used as an interactional resource to see, understand and categorise events as potentially paranormal. By drawing upon video data of groups noticing and negotiating their experiences ...
  • "Citizen curation" in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. 

    Pedersen, Sarah; Burnett, Simon M. (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2017.1399806, 2017-11-14)
    PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2018. "Citizen curation" in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. Digital journalism [online], 6(5), pages 545-562. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2017.1399806
    In an era of fake news and concerns about "social-media bubbles," we consider how participants in online discussions on the UK parenting website Mumsnet assess the validity and potential subjectivity of news information ...
  • Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. 

    Oke, Adekunle; Pedersen, Sarah; McDonald, Seonaidh (Westburn Publishers https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041, 2017-09-29)
    OKE, A., PEDERSEN, S. and MCDONALD, S. 2017. Public perception of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. Social business [online], 7(2), pages 127-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041
    Purpose: This article analyses the comments of consumers concerning the introduction of a minimum charge on single-use carrier bags in Scotland through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. ...
  • Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. 

    Laing, Audrey Frances (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9524-5, 2017-06-29)
    LAING, A. 2017. Authors using social media: layers of identity and the online author community. Publishing research quarterly [online], 33(3), pages 254-267. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-017-9524-5
    This article offers an analysis of the impact of professional social-media engagement upon authors. Authors primarily use Facebook, Twitter and there is growing use of Pinterest. Authors use social-media platforms primarily ...
  • Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (University of Toronto Press http://www.utpjournals.press/loi/jsp, 1998-04-30)
    PEDERSEN, S. 1998. Where, when, why: academic authorship in the UK. Journal of scholarly publishing, 29(3), pages 154-166.
    This article offers a snapshot of the status of and pressures on the academic author in the UK at the end of the twentieth century. The Research Assessment Exercise of 1996 and the Report of the Inquiry into Higher Education, ...
  • It wasn't me, it was my 'festival me': the effect of event stimuli on attendee identity formation. 

    Davis, Andrew (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.007, 2017-03-23)
    DAVIS, A. 2017. It wasn't me, it was my 'festival me': the effect of event stimuli on attendee identity formation. Tourism management [online], 61, pages 484-500. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.007
    Consumption of tourism activities plays a symbolic role in the formation of individual and group identity. However, research into specific tourism contexts is unequal, with live music and festival events often overlooked. ...
  • "The appy for a happy pappy": expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. 

    Thomas, Gareth M.; Lupton, Deborah; Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1301813, 2017-03-16)
    THOMAS, G.M., LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2018. "The appy for a happy pappy": expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. Journal of gender studies [online], 27(7), pages 759-770. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1301813.
    Many mobile software applications (‘apps’) related to pregnancy have been developed for the global market, yet little research has explored how expectant or new fathers are represented in such technologies. Drawing on a ...
  • Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.1292620, 2017-02-22)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. Women's history review [online], 27(4), pages 534-550. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.12926200.
    This article analyses the coverage of the suffrage movement in Scottish newspapers during the First World War. Suspension of militant action and a re-focus on women’s war work did not mean the complete disappearance of ...
  • What influences ethnic entrepreneurs' decision to start-up: some evidence from Aberdeen, Scotland. 

    Ullah, Farid; Rahman, Md. Zillur; Smith, Robert; Beloucif, Ahmed (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0182, 2016-11-21)
    ULLAH, F., RAHMAN, M.Z., SMITH, R. and BELOUCIF, A. 2016. What influences ethnic entrepreneurs' decision to start-up: some evidence from Aberdeen, Scotland. Journal of small business and enterprise development [online], 23(4), pages 1081-1103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-12-2015-0182.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore some key factors that influences ethnic entrepreneur's decision in starting-up a new business in Aberdeen, Scotland. Design/methodology/approach - The authors set out to ...
  • Chilling at the grassroots? The impact of the Leveson inquiry on reporter-source relations and the reporting of the powerful at local level. 

    Morrison, James
    MORRISON, J. 2017. Chilling at the grassroots? The impact of the Leveson inquiry on reporter-source relations and the reporting of the powerful at local level. Journal of applied journalism and media studies [online], 6(1), pages 17-35. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms.6.1.17_1.
    No sooner had the Leveson Inquiry opened in 2011 than journalists and politicians were warning of a 'chilling effect' on the willingness of the press to continue using informal avenues to research stories. A particular ...
  • The good, the bad and the 'good enough' mother on the UK parenting forum Mumsnet. 

    Pedersen, Sarah (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2016.09.004, 2016-10-05)
    PEDERSEN, S. 2016. The good, the bad and the 'good enough' mother on the UK parenting forum Mumsnet. Women's studies international forum [online], 59, pages 32-38. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2016.09.004
    The article investigates the conceptualisation of the good and bad mother from the point of view of users of the UK parenting website Mumsnet, which offers the opportunity to assess the dominant ideologies of motherhood ...
  • The transgressive that: Making the world uncanny. 

    Ironside, Rachael; Wooffitt, Robin; Woods, Catherine (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461445615611784, 2015-11-02)
    HAYWARD, R., WOOFFITT, R. and WOODS, C. 2015. The transgressive that: Making the world uncanny. Discourse studies [online], 17(6), pages 703-723. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461445615611784
    In this article, we examine how the demonstrative that may be used to notice an event in the world in such a way as to suggest it has highly unusual or transgressive properties and in so doing invite others to align with ...
  • The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles. 

    Halsall, Robert (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742715015591861, 2015-06-24)
    HALSALL, R. 2016. The role of CEO (auto-) biographies in the dissemination of neo-ascetic leadership styles. Leadership [online], 12(5), pages 515-537. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742715015591861
    This paper attempts to relate the critical analysis of religious or 'sacred' metaphors in leadership to the theory of askēsis, the idea of leader as an incarnation of a virtue defined as 'the formation of a full, perfect, ...
  • Keys to success in social media marketing (SMM): prospects for the German airline industry. 

    Knoblich, Stephan; Martin, Andrew; Nash, Robert; Stansbie, Paul (Sage http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1467358415610415, 2015-10-27)
    KNOBLICH, S., MARTIN, A., NASH, R. and STANSBIE, P. 2015. Keys to success in social media marketing (SMM): prospects for the German airline industry. Tourism and hospitality research [online], 17(2), pages 147-164. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1467358415610415
    The continuous growth and economic contribution of Germany's commercial aviation industry are directly linked to the implementation of new marketing practices. Especially in light of challenging market conditions and fierce ...
  • COEUR: developing business creativity and Europreneurship in European University networks. 

    Eickhoff, Matthias; Trigo, Virginia; Turnbull, Andrew; Dyczkowski, Tomasz (SPACE-network, 2014-01-01)
    EICKHOFF, M., TRIGO, V., TURNBULL, A. and DYCZKOWSKI, T. 2014. COEUR: developing business creativity and Europreneurship in European University networks. Journal of advances in higher education, 6(1), pages 76-101.
    This paper analyses the operating process and participants' feedback of a network of European universities that was set up in 2004, initially to organise annual week-long conferences for the development of students' ...
  • Finishing the "unfinished" story. 

    Morrison, James (Routledge https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1165129, 2016-04-06)
    MORRISON, J. 2016. Finishing the "unfinished" story. Digital journalism [online], 5(2), pages 213-232. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1165129
    Discussion threads published beneath articles on news websites have only lately become the subject of serious scholarship. While early research preoccupied itself with the hostile nature of comments posted on such forums, ...

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