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Volume 1- 2011

Issue 1

  • From The Editor
    Vineeta Sinha
  • Engendered Capacity Building
    Anurekha Chari-Wagh
  • Challenges of Autonomy in Higher Institutions of Learning in Kenya 
    Susan Mbula Kilonzo
  • “Yogi-doctors” and Occult Healing Arts  
    Makarand R. Paranjape
  • In Conversation with Professor Judith Ann Nagata    
    Christopher N. SelvaRaj
  • Lessons from North Africa    
    Dennis Smith

Issue 2

  • From the Editor
    Vineeta Sinha
  • Global Sociology, Live!
    Laleh Behbehanian and Michael Burawoy
  • The Church, The State And The Migrant in Singapore
    Theresa W. Devasahayam
  • The Evolution of Syariah And Postcolonial Modernity:
    Embedding Malay Authority Through Statutory Law
    Maznah Mohamad
  • The Gender of Democracy: Why It Matters In The Middle
    East And North Africa
    Valentine M. Moghadam
  • Reflections for eSymposium
    Reflections by Devorah Kalekin-Fishman


ISA e-bulletin has been published from 2005 till December 2010. It is now published under the name of eSymposium.

Number 17, December 2010

  • Beyond National Boundaries
    Surendra Munshi, Biju Paul Abraham, and Soma Chaudhuri
  • Rizal and the Sociology of Colonial Society
    Syed Farid Alatas
  • Academic Dependency and Scholarly Publishing among Social Scientists in Selected Universities in Nigeria
    Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale
  • In Conversation with Maila Stivens
    Interview by Seuty Sabur
  • ISA World Congress (Gothenburg, 11-17 July): A ‘Don Quixote’ in the Middle of Intellectual Inferno: Travels and Travails of a ‘Third World Sociologist’
    Arnab Roy Chowdhury

Number 16, July 2010

  • Humanism of Kabir and Gandhi : Their Relevance Today
    Saral Jhingran
  • (Re)locating Northern Modernity: Lines of Tension of the Network Society Model, Looking at Possible Modernities
    Vando Borghi
  • Women for Science in Brazil
    Alice Abreu
  • In Conversation with Aihwa Ong
    Interview by Vineeta Sinha

Number 15, March 2010

  • Mapping Sociology’s International Pattern of Knowledge
    Charles Crothers
  • The Multiple Crises of the French Universities and the ProtestMovement of Spring 2009
    Bruno Cousin and Michèle Lamont
  • Online Access, Consolidation, and the Resurgence of Academic
    Paul H. Kratoska
  • The Intellectual and Institutional Origins of JSEAH and JSEAS
    Ho Chi Tim
  • In Conversation with Prof. Gavin W. Jones
    Interview by Sarbeswar Sahoo

Number 14, November 2009

  • Suicide Bombings: Homicidal Killing or a Weapon of War?
    Riaz Hassan
  • Through Feminine Indigenous Eyes: A Palestinian-Bedouin Researcher Reflects on her Identity and Culture
    Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder
  • Child Abuse in Theoretical Debates: Towards an Integrated Modelled Theory
    Paulin Mbecke
  • In Conversation with Prof. Sujata Patel
    Interview by Pooja Adhikari

Number 13, July 2009

  • Challenges for Global Sociology: From the Evaluation of Sociology to the Sociology of Evaluation
    Michael Burawoy
  • The Journal Impact Factor and Citation Rankings in Sociology:Nonsense or Necessity?
    Melinda Mills
  • On the Internationalization of Brazilian Academic Sociology
    Tom Dwyer
  • Resistance to Rating: Resource Allocation, Academic Freedom and Citizenship
    Tina Uys
  • Policy-Driven Research, Audit Culture, and Power:
    Transforming Sociological Practices in the Philippines
    Emma Porio
  • The International Benchmarking of Sociology: The Case of the UK
    John Holmwood
  • Language, Nation State and Diversity: The Case of Sociology in Europe
    Christian Fleck
  • In Conversation with Prof. Dennis Smith
    Interview by Karen O’Reilly

Number 12, March 2009

  • To Laugh is to Resist? Palestinian Women Negotiating Meaning and Practice of Resistance
    Sophie Richter-Devroe
  • Bedouin Resistance to the Imperial State: Memories from the Naqab during the British Mandate 1917-1948
    Mansour Nsasra
  • Masculinities and the Occupation of the West Bank
    Phil Leech
  • The Western Construction of a Religion: The Philippine Case (1521-1614)
    Nicola Mapelli
  • In Conversation with Prof. Prasenjit Duara
    Interview by Lee Kiat Jin

Number 11, November 2008

  • Science and Society Forum: Science and Change
    Syed Hussein Alatas
  • In Conversation with Michael Roberts
    Interview by Sophia Rainbird
  • Murder Murals: A Cultural Adaptation to Urban Violence
    James B. O’Kane, James M. O’Kane, and David Carbone
  • The 14th Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival (Nuoro, Sardinia, 15-21 September 2008).
    Roxana Waterson

Number 10, July 2008

  • God Verses Allah: Islam, Pentecostal Christianity and the Contest for Public Space in Kenya 
    Damaris Seleina Parsitau
  • Religion, Migration, and Confusion: Why Germany and the United States are so different
    Michael Werz
  • In Conversation with Susan A. McDaniel
    Interview by Jayme E. Day
  • Existential Choices faced by Sociologists-in-Training
    Justin Lee
  • It’s Not Just about Food: Exploring the Ordinary Experience of Eating among Filipina Domestic Helpers in Singapore’s Lucky Plaza
    Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

Number 9, March 2008

  • Intellectual and Structural Challenges to Academic
    Syed Farid Alatas
  • Can Microcredit be an Effective Strategy for Gender
    Anurekha Chari
  • In Conversation with Elisio Macamo
    Interview by Afe Adogame
  • What They Don’t Teach You at Graduate School
    Alice M Nah
  • Three Months in the Field
    Thomas Barker

Number 8, November 2007

  • Southeast Asia as a Form of Knowledge: Locating Ethnicity in Southeast Asian Studies
    Shamsul Abri
    Conflicts in Fish Trade: A Study among the Riverine Fishing Communities in Kerala, India
    Sunil D Santha
    Rethinking Indian Villages: A Sociological Appraisal
    Ashish Saxena
    In Conversation with Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
    Interview by Noorman Abdullah and Kelvin Low
    Reflections on the Study of Habitus, Biography, NationState, and Trauma
    Miri Gal-Ezer

Number 7, July 2007

  • The 419 Code as Business Unusual: Youth and the Unfolding of the Advance Fee Fraud Online Discourse
    Afe Adogame
  • Anti-Semitism and the Arabs
    Riaz Hassan
  • In Conversation with Prof. Chua Beng-Huat
    Interview by Sarbeswar Sahoo
  • Social Memory and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Cambodia: Anticipating What Lies Ahead
    Vinita Ramani
  • Doing Fieldwork at “Home”: the Challenges of “Native” Anthropology
    Thakur Sai Arun
  • The Challenges and Dilemmas of Starting Field Research
    David Radford
  • The Sociology of Religion in China, with reference to the 4thInternational Symposium of the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Shanghai University 13–15 July 2007 
    Francis Lim

Number 6, March 2007

  • Rubbing Along?  The ‘English’ Drift into North West Wales
    Angela Drakakis-Smith, Graham Day and Howard Davis
  • The Perils and Pitfall of Performance Ethnography
    Douglas Farrer 
  • In Conversation with Prof. Wang Gung Wu
    Interview by Vineeta Sinha 
  • The Age of New Paradigms
    Wang Gungwu
  • Teaching Visual Ethnography in Singapore: The Potentials of Digital Video for Research in the Social Sciences
    Roxana Waterson 
  • Fieldwork and Teaching Contemporary Sociology: Some Experiencesfrom Uganda
    Peter Rwagara Atekyereza

Number 5, November 2006

  • Escalating Accountability in the “Impossible Science”: Perils and Pitfalls
    Susan McDaniel 
  • Colonial Modernity, the Sociological Study of Religion, and Nineteenth Century Majoritarianism
    Sujata Patel  
  • Global Aspects of Professionalism : from defining traits to discourse of organizational control
    Julia Evetts   
  • In Conversation with Ms. Ela Gandhi
    Interviewed by Vineeta Sinha   
  • Constructing a 'Normal Identity Space' While Doing Field Work with the Bnei Sakhnin Soccer Team
    Avipal Kotter 
  • Sex in the Field: Anthropologists’ Sexual Involvement with the People in the Field
    Satoshi Ota 
  • Headnotes, Heartnotes and Persuasive Ethnography of Thai Migrant Workers in Singapore
    Pattana Kittiarsa

Number 4, July 2006

  • Communitarian Politics of the East
    Chua Beng Huat  
  • The Tamil Movement for Eelam
    Michael Roberts 
  • In Conversation with Prof. Syed Hussein Alatas
    Interviewed by Patrick Pillai
  • Reflections on “Publishing and Academia” Writing, Politics and Business in the Academe: A View From Afar
    Yeoh Seng-Guan 
  • New Media and Representations of the Intellectual in the Network Society
    Daniel Goh  
  • Survivor Academia – Your Next Challenge is Publishing!
    Julia Rozanova   
  • The Journal Impact Factor and Citation Rankings in Sociology: Nonsense or Necessity?
    Melinda Mills

Number 3, March 2006

  • The Social Scene in India at the End of the Century
    Prof. Madhav Sadashiv Gore 
  • Biotechnology and Global Governance:  Narratives of Risk, Uncertainty,and Responsible Expertise
    Lynne Phillips and Suzan Ilcan  
  • Projecting the Future: Some Implications of a Transformed US Military for the Third World
    E. C. Ejiogu  
  • In Conversation with Prof. Ueno Chizuko
    On Japanese Sociology: A Conversation with Ueno Chizuko
    John Clammer 
  • Reflections on ‘Globalization and Sociological
    Practices’ On Globalization, Combined and Uneven
    József Böröcz 
  • Challenges to Sociological Practices in India Today
    Sujata Patel
  • Globalisation and Sociological Practice
    Habibul Haq Khondker 

Number 2, Autumn 2005

  • Women as “Missing Persons” in Social and Political Theory
    Lynn McDonald 
  • In Conversation with Prof. Andre Beteille
    Surendra Munshi 
  • Academic Colonialism, Corporate Intellectuals, and ‘Lost’ Ideals: Reflections on the State of Sociology in the New Millennium
    Noorman Abdullah and Kelvin E.Y. Low 
  • Community and Civil Society
    Erka Kosta
  • Sociological thinking or thinking sociologically?
    José Eduardo Szwako

Number 1, Summer 2005

  • Knowledge, Power, and Politics: The Role of an intellectual in an Age of Transition
    Immanuel Wallerstein 
  • Religion and Globalisation: Explaining Religio-ethnic Conflict
    Bryan S. Turner 
  • Tocqueville as an Enthnographer  of American Prison Systems and Democratic Practice
    Ananta Kumar Giri 
  • From Classrooms to Field Sites: Qualitative Research and Sociology in the Philippines
    Clemen C. Aquino 
  • Teaching Sociology in Japan
    John Clammer 
  • Teaching Sociology: One Case, Many Challenges
    Carlos Fortuna 
  • Experiences in Using ‘Sketch Presentations’: Teaching Dynamics and Negotiations in Malay Households in Singapore
    Suriani Suratman 

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