Resources Matching Year 2016

What should Sociologists Know about Big Data?

1st December 2016

The emergence of big data provides both opportunities and challenges to social scientists, and promotes ... Read More

How to Declutter Sociology:

A Manifesto

1st December 2016

This article argues that if being a professional sociologist entails too many unproductive intellectual commitments ... Read More

The Retractability of American Identity from Chinese Americans

A Function of Geopolitical Crises

1st December 2016

My essay critically examines how geopolitical crises can set off sectarian tensions and the punishing ... Read More

Sociology in America or a Sociology of America?

Navigating American Academia as an “International” Scholar

1st December 2016

Over the past six decades, several prominent American sociologists have gone on record to lament ... Read More

Transnational mobility and the changing form and functioning of African family set-ups

1st July 2016

Cities of Africa are now places of transit lifestyles associated with the in-and outflow of ... Read More

Negotiating development at glocalised knowledge interfaces

1st July 2016

The paper takes up recent global debates within what can be called a social and ... Read More

Neoliberal Politics and Moral Riots in Bolivia’s ‘Black February’

Understanding the Transition to Post-Neoliberalism in South America

1st July 2016

Widespread riots and seemingly chaotic uprisings have played a key role in recent processes of ... Read More

Havens in a Heartless City

Urban Churches and Experiencing the Sublime

1st July 2016

Since the publication of Georg Simmel’s seminal essay The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903), the ... Read More

Heterotopic Proliferation and Poly-physiognomy of Contemporary Urban Space

1st July 2016

The modern city, especially the contemporary urban space, is reviewed through the prism of the ... Read More

Do Regional Economic Organisations Suffer from a Democratic Legitimacy Deficit?

Evidence from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas

1st March 2016

Many observers of the European Union (EU) argue that economic integration has generated a ‘democratic ... Read More

Vigilantism in South Africa

1st March 2016

This essay provides an analysis of violence in South Africa as it relates to self-help, ... Read More

Four Myths of Fashion

An Ethnographic Research on the Fashion Media Industry in Hong Kong and Mainland China

1st March 2016

Fashion meanings are constantly shifting as they interact with specific sociohistorical, economic and cultural situations, ... Read More

Manufacturing India beyond India

Policies and Politics of Migration in the Andaman Islands

1st March 2016

Popular discourse on the Andaman Islands has been dominated either by exotic notions of insular ... Read More

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