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 Kougioumoutzaki – Sociology 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 Sosteric – The Death of Newton: Consciousness, Spirituality, and the Second Scientific Revolution

Scott Stillar – Shocking the Cultureless: The Crucial Role of Culture Shock in Racial Identity Transformation.

Dr. Foteini Kougioumoutzaki – Sociology 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 Ajana – Surveillance 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 Adibifar – Students’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. Cragun – The 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 Sabia – Migrant Families in Transition: A Case Study in the Deep South.

Thomas J. Scheff – Routines: Every Day a Groundhog Day?

Tier Three – Editorial Review


Tier One – Refereed

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi – Children and Young People’s Status in Iran: Profiles and Challenge

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

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

Kari Batt-Rawden – Music – 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 [powerpoint] Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Humanist Perspective

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

Michael Sosteric – A note on advertising

Tier Three – Editorial Review

David Conrad – The private and public body: implications for health promotion

John Paul – “Flushing” out sociology: using the Urinal Game and other bathroom customs to teach the sociological perspective

Joseph Tarnoczi – Critical reflections on professional learning communities in Alberta

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


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Tier One | Tier Two | Tier Three

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 Ajana – Surveillance and Biopolitics

Hunter Brimi – The Influence of Cultural Capital on Twenty-First Century Secondary School Literature Curricula

Elhum Haghighat – A 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 Kallen – Kevorkian & Morgentaler: Doctors of Death or Angels of Mercy ? A Human Rights Perspective

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

Ali Modarres & Greg Andranovich – Left 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 Soulliere – Masculinity on Display in the Squared Circle: Constructing Masculinity in Professional Wrestling

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

Geoffery Moss – Cultural Capital and Graduate Student Achievement

Btihaj Ajana – Disembodiment 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. Soole – On the Contemporary Position of Indigenous Peoples of Australia

Milan Zafirovski – Social Exchange Theory under Scrutiny: A Positive Critique of its Economic-Behaviorist Formulations

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

Monica Brasted – Through 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 Deogaonkar – Socio-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 Elechi – The 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


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Michael Sosteric – Editorial – Welcome to the New EJS

Augusto De Venanzi – Discursive and Social Practices in the Construction of Exclusion: A Comparative Study

Catherine Simpson Bueker – The 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 Natalier – Avoiding 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. Krienert – Masculinity and Crime: A Quantitative Exploration of Messerschmidt’s Hypothesis

Milan Zafirovski – Human 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 Mìnguez – The Late Emancipation of Spanish Youth: Keys For Understanding

Volume 6

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Number Four (October 02)

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

Thomas Volken – Elements of Trust: The Cultural Dimension of Internet Diffusion Revisited

Number Three (August 02)

Foreword from the Editor: Special Issue on Affect Control Theory

Lisa Rashotte – Incorporating Nonverbal Behaviors into Affect Control Theory

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

Will Kalkhoff – Deliquency 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 Matuschek – Between 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

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Number Four (October 01)

Loet Leydesdorff & Henry Etzkowitz – The Transformation Of University-industry-government Relations

Number Three (March 01)

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

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

David R. Heise – Project 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. Ousley – Homelessness 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 Smikun – Timeless Moral Imperatives in Causal Analysis of Social Functioning

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

Volume Four

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Number Three (Aug 1999)

Nadejda Stahovski – On Structural and Functional Status of Culture in the Social System

Reinald Döbel – Power 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. al – Information 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 Sosteric – Higher Education in Transition: An Agenda for Discussion

Number One (January 1999)

David Locher – Unacknowledged Roots and Blatant Imitation: Postmodernism and the Dada Movement

Mike Sosteric – The EJS and SGML Production: A New Era in Scholarly Communication

Alexander Thomas – Untowning Harwick: Restructuring a Rural Town

Al Bellamy and Cheryl Hanewicz – Social Psychological Dimensions of Electronic Communication

Volume Three

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Number Four (August, 1998)

Timothy McGettigan – Redefining Reality: Epiphany as a Standard of Postmodern Truth

Oz Almog – The 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-Grosjean – Illusions 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. Burbules – Paying 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 Hinch – Researching Serial Murder: Methodological and Definitional Problems

Number One (September, 1997)

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

John Sandlos – Purple 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. Boeringer – A Content Analysis of Internet-Accessible Written Pornographic Depictions

Volume Two

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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 Sosteric – Electronic 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 One

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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. Dassbach – Comment on Fox

Number One (September, 1994)

Carl H.A. Dassbach – Where is North American Automobile Production Headed: Low-Wage Lean Production

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

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