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April 2014

APR 11
Welcome to the official website of the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (ICEPAS)! The ...


June 2014

JUN 16
Das Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Technologie (TMWAT) hat im ersten Halbjahr 2013 eine wirtschafts...


JUN 27
ISSEUS, the International Symposium on Society, Economics and Urban Studies will be held in Bali ,during June 27 and...


JUN 29
Welcome to 2014 International Conference on Humanity and Social Science (ICHSS2014). The conference will be held in Gu...

Guang zhou

July 2014

The conference theme is “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy” and the organizers encoura...

United Kingdom

JUL 11
The 4th International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics (ISSTEP 2014) will be held during July ...


JUL 17
We are very pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the Biannual International Conference for Social Sciences D...


JUL 24
The European Conference on Cultural Studies invites academics and independent scholars from around the world to submit a...

United Kingdom

September 2014

International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Society (ISEPS) is one of important academic events jointed wit...


SEP 10
We are pleased to invite you to take part in the 3rd international conference Media and Mass Communication, which will ...


October 2014

OCT 26
Join us in Hiroshima, Japan, the City of Peace for the 2014 Inaugural Asian Symposium on Equity and Social Justice. The...


November 2014

NOV 10
= CALL FOR PAPERS = The Workshop on Social Influence - SI 2014, co-located with the ...


NOV 10
You are invited to contribute to the SocInfo Workshop below. Please circulate to any interested party. Apologies for c...


NOV 20
Introduction The Dialogue Society, Birmingham Branch and Coventry University’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation S...

Coventry University

NOV 26
We are very pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the International Conference on Socioeconomic Development w...

João Pessoa,

December 2014

DEC 12
Culture and Commerce in the Asian Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Music Industries International Conference 12...


January 2015

JAN 19
2015 International Conference on Society, Psychology and Education (ICSPE) is an interdisciplinary international c...


February 2015

2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society (ICEEPS) is a premier forum for all the leadin...


March 2015

Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2015 accepts the following types of submissions: Research Papers: Comple...


April 2015

APR 22
The ICEPAS Conference aims to provide a communication platform for scholars, professionals, academics and graduate ...


May 2015

MAY 21
The 5th International Symposium on Society, Education and Psychology (ISSTEP 2015) will be held during May 21 - 23...


January 2016

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Society and Psychology (APCESP 2016) will be held in Seoul , Korea during Jan...

Korea (South)

March 2016

MAR 21
The Provincial Health Services Authority, Disaster Psychosocial Program is presenting their inaugural conference on disa...


November 2016

NOV 12
The 2016 EAA Research Symposium is sponsored by Animal Charity Evaluators, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working t...

Princeton, NJ,
United States

September 2017

SEP 25
As the world becomes increasingly integrated the political, social, and cultural boundaries are being re-configured and ...


September 2018

SEP 24
Politics and Society in a Globalizing World: Issues, Actors, and Explanations. Scholarly research and reflection can h...


SEP 24
Politics and Society in a Globalizing World: Issues, Actors, and Explanations. Scholarly research and reflection can h...


SEP 24
Politics and Society in a Globalizing World: Issues, Actors, and Explanations.Scholarly research and reflection can hel...


September 2019

SEP 23
This year's Lucerne Master Class will take place September 23rd to 27th, 2019 with Prof. Dr. Eva Illouz (Hebrew Universi...


February 2020

FEB 18
The conference is promoted by the International Journal of Business, Human and Social Sciences. The conference is or...

United Kingdom


Currents of Thought in African Sociology and the Global Community

How to Understand Research Findings in the Context of Sociological Perspectives

by Joshua Adekunle Awosan


Currents of Thought in African Sociology and the Global Community focuses on research findings further enriched in the realm of the emergent, indigenous African sociology within a global context. An authentic guide, it has potential to expose readers to the intricacy of research in its various ramifications. Its uniqueness consists in casting, in an explanatory framework, what each of the subdisciplines of sociology is all about, while simultaneously discussing the theoretical and methodological orientations in which the accompanying research findings are situated. The transition of sociology in Africa, inextricably tied in with global dimension, is its major theme. And discussion questions/exercises and essays at the end of each chapter constitute a stimulating teaching tool. Its theore...

The Sociology of Terrorism

Studies in Power, Subjection, and Victimage Ritual

by Michael Blain


This book is a compilation of previously published studies on the role of culture and language in political violence and terrorism. These studies have contributed to a paradigmatic shift in sociological thinking about language and culture in politics, particularly in regard to the genesis and dynamics of violence and terrorism. Blending ideas derived from Michel Foucault and Kenneth Burke, this book is unique in its range of focus from detailed studies of specific cases of violence and terrorism to peace movements in resistence of violence, war, and terrorism.

The Lunisolar Calendar

A Sociology of Japanese Time

by Jessica Kennett Cork


This study shall explore the social and political significance of the so-called kyureki, the Japanese lunisolar calendar that was abolished by the Meiji government in 1872. This calendar was the principal method of timekeeping in Japan from 604 to 1872, but has received little attention from English speaking scholars. This study argues that the study of the lunisolar calendar is essential to gaining a comprehensive understanding of pre-Meiji society and political history. Chapter 1 uses a detailed analysis of an actual lunisolar calendar coupled with passages from pre-Meiji historical and literary texts to show that the lunisolar calendar reflects the value pre-Meiji society placed on minute seasonal changes, the phases of the moon, and divination controlled by various directional deities...

by Armida Salvati


This book discusses altruism as a sociological category similar to the concept of social capital. The author explains why pro-social action is the basis for social capital, and analyzes sociological literature through authors in the field, including Elster, Axelrod, and Williams. Altruism and Social Capital should be read by researchers in sociology as well as students of general sociology and economic sociology. The author simply explains the relationship between altruism and rationality, particularly the kind of rationality produced by game theory. This volume discusses the most recent theories of pro-social action and social capital, and considers their economic consequences.

With and Without the White Coat

The Racialization of Southern California's Indian Physicians

by Lata Murti


This study examines the role of occupational status in the racialization of Indian physicians in Southern California. Since the liberalization of U.S. immigration policy in 1965, the number of first and second-generation Indian doctors in the U.S. has grown to nearly seven percent of the nation's physician workforce; however, Indians constitute less than one percent of the total U.S. population. Overrepresented in one of America's most prestigious professions, Indians are more visible in U.S. medicine than in the U.S. at large. Previous scholarship in immigration research, Asian American Studies, and the sociology of occupations has paid little attention to these professional non-white immigrants and their racial experience in the U.S. Asian American Studies in particular has focused p...

The Knowledge-Based Economy

Modeled, Measured, Simulated

by Loet Leydesdorff


How can an economy based on something as volatile as knowledge be sustained? The urgency of improving our understanding of a knowledge-based economy provides the context and necessity of this study. In a previous study entitled A Sociological Theory of Communications: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-based Society (2001) the author specified knowledge-based systems from a sociological perspective. In this book, he takes this theory one step further and demonstrates how the knowledge base of an economic system can be operationalized, both in terms of measurement and by providing simulation models. The measurement instruments are applied to the German and Dutch economies and elaborated in terms of regional and sectorial differences. The knowledge base is specified in th...

The Politics of Death

A Sociological Analysis of Revolutionary Communication

by Michael J. Blain,


This dissertation reports the results of a sociological analysis of the narrative form and functions of revolutionary discourse. Chapter I poses two questions: How do representations of death function in political processes? How do signifiers of violent death function in the structure of revolutionary statements? Chapter II reviews relevant sociological concepts and articulates a dramatistic political-sociology of death, concepts mainly derived from Emile Durkheim, Robert Hertz, and Arnold van Gennep on death and the sacred, Max Weber on violence and politics, and Burke, Duncan, and Edelman's view of politics as symbolic action. Chapter III presents the results of a formal, narrative, and semiotic analysis of a large sample of revolutionary statements ( Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Foucault...

by Paul C. Mocombe


Karl Mannheim, and Karl Marx suggested that there is a relationship between economic and political institutions and that behaviors and attitudes are influenced by this. Viewing this postulate as a conception which posits the economic mode of production as the locus of causality for culture, this examination of capitalism as culture, investigates how education and its pedagogical techniques, as a means of "enculturation," reflects the capitalist economic mode of production. Building on the theoretical notions in the Sociology of knowledge and Structuralism, this hermeneutical analysis discusses how pedagogical techniques and curriculum arrangements of public schools in capitalist societies correlate with the organization of labor (for it is that role of the self which is dominant in capi...

Expanding Horizons

Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance

by Karen J. Ripoll-Nunez, Anna Laura Comunian, & Carrie M. Brown (editors)


Expanding Horizons: Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance offers readers an outstanding collection of papers that reflects current trends in research on interpersonal acceptance. Papers in this volume cover a variety of questions and topics with regard to issues of acceptance-rejection by significant figures in parent-child, sibling, peer, and adult intimate relationships. Also, several papers deal with the implications of interpersonal acceptance for the development and educational achievement of children, college students, as well as children with special needs. Lastly, an entire section of the book is devoted to methodological issues in the evaluation of interpersonal acceptance across cultures. The authors draw on the perspectives of different disciplines such as educational psy...

NHS Complaints Managers

A Study of the Conflicts and Tensions in their Role

by Clare Xanthos


This thesis is an interdisciplinary study of the conflicts and tensions in the role of NHS complaints managers. The thesis sets out to explore the contradictions inherent in the role of complaints managers and the ways complaints managers deal with these contradictions. The interdisciplinary theoretical underpinning of the research is informed by conceptualizations of the complaints manager in the specific socio-legal sense of ‘complaints handler’/ third-party dispute handler;’ a broader public administration framework, of ‘administrator’/ bureaucrat, and finally a wide-ranging sociological/ social psychological framework, as ‘social actor’. Thus the thesis draws on an eclectic range of literature from socio-legal studies, public administration, sociology, and social psy...

The State of Emergency Management 2000

The Process of Emergency Management Professionalization in the United States and Florida

by Jennifer L. Wilson


This dissertation analyzes the current status of emergency management professionalization in the United States and Florida using a qualitative case study. I investigate the efforts of various organizations at the national and state levels in the private and public sectors to organize emergency management as a profession. I conceptualize emergency management professionalization as occurring in two phases: the indirect institutionalization of the occupation of emergency management and the formal advancement toward an emergency management profession. The legislative, organizational, and procedural developments that occurred between approximately 1900 and the late 1970s became the indirect institutionalization of the occupation of emergency management. Over time, as our society developed a...

Women in Transition

Discourses of Menopause

by Sue McPherson


Discourses of menopause are varied and complex, just as the lives of women themselves are diverse and multifaceted. Traditionally, menopause has signalled the end of the child-bearing years and the "change of life," a time when women might experience a great deal of change, in many ways. But menopause can also be understood as a natural physical change, or a time of hormonal change, or as a passage from one way of life to a different one, often accompanied by emotional flux and changes in ways women think about themselves. For this study of menopause and women’s lives, using life story methodology I have gathered information, anecdotes, poems, and personal revelations through interviews conducted with ten women. Drawing on the stories of their lives, I have explored the ways women th...

Networks of Design

Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September

by Fiona Hackney, Jonathan Glynne, & Viv Minton (eds.)


Networks of Design maps a new methodological territory in design studies, conceived as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice informed by a range of responses to actor network theory. It brings together a rich body of current work by researchers in the social sciences, technology, material culture, cultural geography, information technology, and systems design, and design theory and history. This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process. Over ninety essays are thematically organised to address five aspects of the expanded notions of mediation, agency, and collaboration posited by network theory: Ideas, Things, Technology,...

Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts

by Elias Kourkoutas and Fatos Erkman (editors)


Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts draws on research to offer a global perspective on issues of fundamental importance to family functioning, childhood development, and adult intimate relationships, as well as to policy and practice for children, adolescents, couples, and families at risk. It draws on the perspectives of major social science disciplines such as clinical and educational psychology, anthropology, psychology, special education, and sociology, thus ensuring topics are discussed within broad theoretical frameworks. The authors cover a wide spectrum of questions and topics in relation to perceived acceptance and rejection by significant others. Chapters are set in the context of worldwide trends in the area of interpersonal accept...

by Martín López Corredoira


This book gives a challenging point of view about science and its history/philosophy/sociology. Science is in decline. After centuries of great achievements, the exhaustion of new forms and fatigue have reached our culture in all of its manifestations including the pure sciences. Our society is saturated with knowledge which does not offer people any sense in their lives. There is a loss of ideals in the search for great truths and a shift towards an anodyne specialized industry whose main goal is the sustenance and procreation of an endogamic professional caste. A wide audience of educated people interested in these topics will most likely respond to the ideas expressed here as things they have thought about or observed, but have not dared to say out loud. REVIEW "Lopez-Corredoira's a...

by Siddhartha Sarkar


Organization development activities intervene in the interactions of human resource systems, such as formal and informal groups, work culture and climate, and organization design to increase their effectiveness using a variety of applied behavioral sciences. Organizational development is an ongoing, systematic process to implement effective change in an organization. Organizational development is known as both a field of applied behavioral science focused on understanding and managing organizational change and as a field of scientific study and inquiry. This peer-reviewed International Journal of Strategic Organization and Behavioural Science (IJSOBS) ISSN 0974-3464 is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on sociology, psychology, and theories of motivation, learning, and personality and ...

by Patricia Ngozi Anekwe


This study investigated the characteristics and challenges of high-achieving second-generation Nigerian youths in the United States. An increasing number of youths in America's schools are from immigrant backgrounds due to the flow of immigration from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Given the local and national mandates to improve the academic achievement of all children, we cannot afford to leave any group behind. Although research on immigrant children from Asia and Latin America and their adaptation and schooling has increased in the last two decades, the educational experiences of Black immigrant children from Africa and the Caribbean have been understudied. The scant research on African immigrants lumps all Africans into a homogeneous group despite the different experiences and obvi...

Sexual Interactions

The Social Construction of Atypical Sexual Behaviors

by Andreas G. Philaretou, Constantinos N. Phellas, & Stavros S. Karayanni


This book provides an exploratory investigation into the world of atypical sexual variations and interactions, in particular, the intersections of homosexuality and ethnicity, sexual addiction and codependency, sex work and cabaret patronage, and Cybersex addiction. It deals primarily with the intrapersonal, interpersonal, historical, social, and cultural manifestations of such atypical interactions and their social construction as atypical behaviors. This book is primarily intended for graduate, and upper level undergraduate, students in psychology, sociology, family studies, and social sciences. Upon reading the book, readers will come to an understanding of how homosexuality, codependency, sex work, and Cybersex (Internet pornography) come to affect our emotional, psychological, sexu...

Coming of Age in American Anthropology

Margaret Mead and Paradise

by Malopa'upo Isaia


This is the book, and a must read, of the century. It's anthropological history in the re-making. The American Anthropological best seller, the Chief Malopa'upo Isaia, a descendant of the Tuimanu'a (king of Manu'a), the very people in Margaret Mead's book, has now raised some very serious traditional and legal issues, in relation to Margaret Mead's book, Columbia University's role, and the American Anthropological Association's 'professional' role. In his book, "Coming of age in American Anthropology", the Chief is now ordering the removal, withdrawal, and the disassociation, of every material by Margaret Mead on his cultural intellectual property. He has also outlined several legal issues which will have serious ramifications globally, on any academic who undertakes any cultural fi...

The Challenge of Scientometrics

The Development, Measurement, and Self-Organization of Scientific Communications

by Loet Leydesdorff


Scientometrics--the quantitative study of scientific communication--challenges science and technology studies by demonstrating that organized knowledge production and control is amenable to measurement. First, the various dimensions of the empirical study of the sciences are clarified in a methodological analysis of theoretical traditions, including the sociology of scientific knowledge and neo-conventionalism in the philosophy of science. Second, the author argues why the mathematical theory of communication enables us to address crucial problems in science and technology studies, both on the qualitative side (e.g., the significance of a reconstruction) and on the quantitative side (e.g., the prediction of indicators). A comprehensive set of probabilistic entropy measures for stu...