EJS Archives

This is the complete archive of the Electronic Journal of Sociology. The journal went into abatement in 2008 as a result of family pressure, and the sheer volume of paper submissions. It shall live on in perpetuity here. If links are broken or missing, please contact [email protected]


Tier One - Refereed

Foteini KougioumoutzakiSociology in High School: The Case of Greece

Fran Collyer - Max Weber, Historiography, Medical Knowledge, and the Formation of Medicine

Tier Two - Editorial

Jon Westover - The Record of Microfinance: The Effectiveness/Ineffectiveness of Microfinance Programs as a Means of Alleviating Poverty

Marcilio de Freitas - The Deadlocks of the Western Culture and the Amazon Region


Tier One - Refereed

Michael SostericThe Death of Newton: Consciousness, Spirituality, and the Second Scientific Revolution

Scott StillarShocking the Cultureless: The Crucial Role of Culture Shock in Racial Identity Transformation.

Dr. Foteini KougioumoutzakiSociology in High School: The Case of Greece.

Kathleen Korgen & Eileen O’Brien - I’m Color-blind But What Are You, Anyway?

Joseph Diaz - Racial Differences in Self-Destructive Behavior Related to Depression.

Btihaj AjanaSurveillance and Biopolitics.

Kamal Abouchedid & Ramzi Nasser - Effects of Gender and Religiosity Among Christians and Muslims on “Gendered” Role Attitudes Towards bility and Equality.

David Conrad- Defining social capital.

Karam AdibifarStudents’s Perceptions of the use of Technology.

Don E. Albrecht & Carol Mulford Albrecht - Economic Restructuring and Socioeconomic Outcomes in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties 

Dr. Rodney E. Stanley - Funding Black Belt School Districts in Tennessee: Is There a Discrepancy?  

Allison Cavanagh - Taxonomies of Anxiety: Risks, Panics, Paedophilia and the Internet.

Sharon Brennan - Animals as Disregarded Pawns in Family Violence: Exclusionary Practices Of Feminist Based Refuge Policies.

Ervin Laszlo - The In-formation Field Hypothesis.

Ryan T. CragunThe Future of Textbooks?

Robert M. Regoli, Eric Primm, & John D. Hewitt - Tackled in the Red Zone: The Impact of Race on Football Card Values.

Tier Two - Editorial Review

M. Srinivasan - Bridging the Gap Between Science and Spirituality: The Role of Scientific Investigations of Paranormal Phenomena.

Dr. Debra SabiaMigrant Families in Transition: A Case Study in the Deep South.

Thomas J. ScheffRoutines: Every Day a Groundhog Day?

Tier Three - Editorial Review


Tier One - Refereed

Dr. Mohammad Taghi SheykhiChildren and Young People’s Status in Iran: Profiles and Challenge https://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

Agnes, R, Serumaga-Zake & Philip AE, Serumaga-ZakeThe plight of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa

Venanzio Vella, MD, PhD. - Building indices of social capital and its outcomes

Kari Batt-RawdenMusic - A key to the kingdom? A qualitative study of music and health in relation to men and women with long-term illnesses

Tier Two - Editorial Review

Matt O’Neil - Humanist Perspective [powerpointWeapons of Mass Destruction: A Humanist Perspectivehttps://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

Michelle Janning & Lindsey Menard - I would Never do that in my own home: gender, audience reflexivity, and the decorating television viewing culture 

Michael SostericA note on advertisinghttps://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

Tier Three - Editorial Review

David Conrad - The private and public body: implications for health promotion https://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

John Paul - “Flushing” out sociology: using the Urinal Game and other bathroom customs to teach the sociological perspective https://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

Joseph TarnocziCritical reflections on professional learning communities in Alberta

Jon Gresham - Social software and research dissemination: E-Speed is useful


Tier One - Refereed

Deborah Currier - American Actor Training and Charismatic Group Structure: A Sociological/Artistic Perspective on the Trappings of Guruism

Gary Peevely, Edward French, Rodney Stanley & Michael Montgomery - Measuring the Funding Discrepancies of Black Belt School Districts In Tennessee

Margaret Gonsoulin - Women’s Rights and Women’s Rites: Religion at the Historical Root of Gender Stratification

Btihaj AjanaSurveillance and Biopolitics

Hunter BrimiThe Influence of Cultural Capital on Twenty-First Century Secondary School Literature Curricula

Elhum HaghighatA Comparative Analysis of Neopatriarchy and Female Labor Force Participation in Islamic Countries

Feng-Bing - Understanding the Cultural Narratives of the Migrant Chinese Mainlanders Living in Northern Ireland

Evelyn KallenKevorkian & Morgentaler: Doctors of Death or Angels of Mercy ? A Human Rights Perspective

Volker Bornschier and Thomas VolkenTrust and the Disposition to Change in Cross-National Perspective: A Research Note

Ali Modarres & Greg AndranovichLeft Behind by the Market: Investigating the Social Structure of American Poverty

Peter Morrell - Book Review - Science in Society: An Introduction to Social Studies of Science

Osher Doctorow - Two New Tools for Mathematical Sociology with Applications

Danielle SoulliereMasculinity on Display in the Squared Circle: Constructing Masculinity in Professional Wrestling

Eric Reed & Gregory C. WolniakDiagnosis or Determination? Assessment Explained through Human Capital Theory and the Concept of Aptitudes

Geoffery Moss - Cultural Capital and Graduate Student Achievement

Btihaj AjanaDisembodiment and Cyberspace

Melissa Smith, Philip Smith - The Problem of Drug Prohibition for Drug Users

Tier Two - Editorial Review

John Paul - Art as Weltanschauung: An Overview of Theory in the Sociology of Art 

Kris Paap & Douglas Raybeck A Differently Gendered Landscape: Gender and Agency in the Web-based Personals

Boni Robertson, Catherine M. Demosthenous, Hellene T. Demosthenous & David W. SooleOn the Contemporary Position of Indigenous Peoples of Australia

Milan ZafirovskiSocial Exchange Theory under Scrutiny: A Positive Critique of its Economic-Behaviorist Formulations https://web.archive.org/web/20151113121455im_/http://www.sociology.org/images/new.gif

Leo SemashkoChildren’s Suffrage as a Key Way of Improvement of Children’s Well-being in an Age of Globalization

Monica BrastedThrough the looking glass: Class and Reality in Television

Penelope Scott - Undocumented Migrants In Germany And Britain: The Human Rights And Wrongs Regarding Access to Health Care

Milind DeogaonkarSocio-economic Inequality and its Effect on Healthcare Delivery in India

Tier Three - Editorial Review

John Glass - Visceral Verstehen 

Eric Lambert, Daniel Hall, Alan Clarke, Lois A. Ventura & O. Oko ElechiThe War on Terrorism: The Views of Criminal Justice and Non-Criminal Justice Majors on Terrorism and the Punishment of Terrorists 

Armado Rodriguez - Keepers Of The Stories


Michael SostericEditorial - Welcome to the New EJS

Augusto De VenanziDiscursive and Social Practices in the Construction of Exclusion: A Comparative Study

Catherine Simpson BuekerThe Personal is Political: The Relationship between Marital Status and Immigrant Political Incorporation

Bruce Burnett - Resistance in Education: Japanese and Western Theoretical sites 1948-1980

Kristin NatalierAvoiding the Housework: Domestic Labour and Gender in Group Living Contexts

Number 4 (November 03)

Max Koch - Closure Theory and Citizenship: The Northern Ireland Experience

Eric G. Lambert, Nancy Lynne Hogan and Shannon M. Barton - Collegiate Academic Dishonesty Revisited: What Have They Done, How Often Have They Done It, Who Does It, And Why Did They Do It?

Brad West - Synergies in Deviance: Revisiting the Positive Deviance Debate

Number 3 (August 03)

Fran M. Collyer - Theorising Privatisation: Policy, Network Analysis, and Class

David Crawford - Becoming a Man - The Views and Experiences of Some Second Generation Australian Males

Number 2 (July 03)

Jessie L. KrienertMasculinity and Crime: A Quantitative Exploration of Messerschmidt’s Hypothesis

Milan ZafirovskiHuman Rational Behavior and Economic Rationality

Jason L. Powell and Simon Biggs - Foucauldian Gerontology: A Methodology for Understanding Aging

Number 1 (April 03)

Neil J. MacKinnon, Jeffery D. Molson and J. Douglas May - Physician Interventions in the Dying Process: A Causal Model of Physician Attitudes and the Subjective Likelihood of Engaging in Active Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Withholding Treatment to Terminally-Ill Patients

Almudena Moreno MìnguezThe Late Emancipation of Spanish Youth: Keys For Understanding

Volume 6

Number Four (October 02)

René Levy, Eric Widmer and Jean KellerhalsModern family or modernized family traditionalism?: Master status and the gender order in Switzerland

Thomas VolkenElements of Trust: The Cultural Dimension of Internet Diffusion Revisited

Number Three (August 02)

Foreword from the Editor: Special Issue on Affect Control Theory

Lisa RashotteIncorporating Nonverbal Behaviors into Affect Control Theory

Tara M. Dunphy and Neil J. MacKinnon - A Proposal for Integrating Folklore and Affect Control

Will KalkhoffDeliquency and Violence as Affect-Control: Reviving the Subcultrural Approach in Ciminology

Herman W. Smith, Shuuichirou Ike, and Ying Li - Project Magellan Redux: Problems and Solutions with Collecting Cross-cultural Affective Meanings Via the Internet

Andreas Schneider - Probing Unknown Cultures

Number Two (July 02)

Frank Kleemann and Ingo MatuschekBetween Job and Satisfaction: Motivations and Career Orientations of German “High Quality” Call Center Employees

Phillip Vannini and Scott M. Myers - Crazy About You : Reflections on the Meanings of Contemporary Teen Pop Music

Number One (April 02)

Yuliang Liu - What Does Research Say about the Nature of Computer-mediated Communication: Task-Oriented, Social-Emotion-Oriented, or Both?

Jason Powell and M. Edwards - Policy Narratives of Aging: The Right Way, the Third Way or the Wrong Way?

Herb Thompson - Cyberspace and Learning

Volume Five

Number Four (October 01)

Loet Leydesdorff & Henry EtzkowitzThe Transformation Of University-industry-government Relations

Number Three (March 01)

Al Bellamy, Cheryl HanewiczAn Exploratory Analyses Of The Social Nature Of Internet Addiction: A Research Paper Submitted To The Electronic Journal Of Sociology

Norman DubeskiDurkheim’s Altruism As The Source Of His Social Holism: A Discussion Of The Viability Of A Social Basis For Moral Principles

David R. HeiseProject Magellan: Collecting Cross-cultural Affective Meanings Via The Internet

Kathleen Korgen, Patricia Odell & Phyllis Schumacher - Internet Use Among College Students: Are There Differences By Race/ethnicity?

Number Two (May 00)

Linda A. Mooney & Kevin R. OusleyHomelessness In A Small Southern City

William Cummings - Interdisciplinary Social Science [HTML | PDF]

Number One (April 00)

G. Coates - Experiencing Performance Appraisal in a Trust Hospital

John Garrick and Robin Usher - Flexible Learning, Contemporary Work And Enterprising Selves

Emanuel SmikunTimeless Moral Imperatives in Causal Analysis of Social Functioning

Herman W Smith and Takako Nomi - Is Amae the Key to Understanding Japanese Culture?

Volume Four

Number Three (Aug 1999)

Nadejda StahovskiOn Structural and Functional Status of Culture in the Social System

Reinald DöbelPower and Powerlessness in the Global Village: Stepping into the “Information Society” as a “Revolution From Above.”

Mark P. Worrell - The Veil of Piacular Subjectivity: Buchananism and the New World Order

François Larose, et. alInformation and Communication Technologies in University Teaching and in Teacher Education: Journey in a Major Québec University’s Reality

Number Two (April 1999)

An Interactive Poll - Science and Emotion

Joseph D. Diaz - Blood Money: Life, Death, and Plasma on the Las Vegas Strip

Andreas Schneider - Emergent Clusters of Denotative Meaning

Roberto Rodriguez Gomez and Mike SostericHigher Education in Transition: An Agenda for Discussion

Number One (January 1999)

David LocherUnacknowledged Roots and Blatant Imitation: Postmodernism and the Dada Movement

Mike SostericThe EJS and SGML Production: A New Era in Scholarly Communication

Alexander Thomas - Untowning Harwick: Restructuring a Rural Town

Al Bellamy and Cheryl HanewiczSocial Psychological Dimensions of Electronic Communication

Volume ThreeTo the Top

Number Four (August, 1998)

Timothy McGettiganRedefining Reality: Epiphany as a Standard of Postmodern Truth

Oz AlmogThe Problem of Social Type: A Review

Linda A. Mooney and Sarah C. Brabant - Off the Rack: Store Bought Emotions and the Presentation of Self

Alexander R. Thomas - Ronald Reagan and the Commitment of the Mentally Ill: Capital, Interest Groups, and the Eclipse of Social Policy

Number Three (April, 1998 (Special Issue))

Peter Roberts - Rereading Lyotard: Knowledge, Commodification and Higher Education

David Beckett - Disembodied Learning: How Flexible Delivery Shoots Higher Education In The Foot: Well, Sort Of

Janet Atkinson-GrosjeanIllusions of Excellence and the Selling of the University: A Micro- Study

Mike Sosteric, Gina Ratkovic and Mike Gismondi - The University, Accountability, and Market Discipline in the Late 1990s

T.A. Callister and Nicholas C. BurbulesPaying the Piper: The Educational Cost of the Commercialization of the Internet

Number Two (December, 1997)

Evelyn Kallen FRSC - Hate on the Net]

Crystal Hepburn & Ronald HinchResearching Serial Murder: Methodological and Definitional Problems

Number One (September, 1997)

Thomas J. Scheff & Suzanne M. RetzingerShame, Anger, and the Social Bond: A Theory of Sexual Offenders and Treatment

John SandlosPurple Loosestrife and the “Bounding” of Nature in North American Wetlands

Michael D. Mehta - The Public and the Re-licensing of Nuclear Facilities in Canada: The ‘Risk Society’ in Action

Denna Harmon & Scot B. BoeringerA Content Analysis of Internet-Accessible Written Pornographic Depictions

Volume Two

Number Three (March, 1997)

Michelle Proulx and Brian Campbell - The Professional Practices of Faculty and the Diffusion of Computer Technologies in University Teaching

Juan M. Delgado-Moreira - Cultural Citizenship and the Creation of European Identity

James Curry - The Dialectic of Knowledge-in-Production: Value Creation in Late Capitalism and the Rise of Knowledge-Centered Production

Number Two (November, 1996)

Steve Mainprize - Elective Affinities in the Engineering of Social Control: The Evolution of Electronic Monitoring

Mike SostericElectronic Journals: The Grand Information Future?

Fran Collyer - Frankenstein Meets The Invisible Man: Science, Medicine and a Theory of Invention

Number One (January, 1996)

EDITORIAL - A Response To Sociological Research Online. The Rigour of Peer Review and Other Myths of Science

Greg Smith: Gender Advertisements Revisited: A Visual Sociology Classic?

Rich Ling: Cyber McCarthyism: Witch Hunts in the Living Room

Volume OneTo the Top

Number Three (August, 1995)

Carl Cuneo - The Withering of Trade Union Patriarchy
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Bradley Nash - Sociology Resources on the Internet

Number Two (March, 1995)

Nicholas J. Fox - Intertextuality and the Writing of Social Research

Carl H.A. DassbachComment on Fox

Number One (September, 1994)

Carl H.A. DassbachWhere is North American Automobile Production Headed: Low-Wage Lean Production

Mauri P. Collins and Zane L. Berge - Professional and Technical Moonlighters