Volume 7, Issue 1 (March 2017)

Global Dialogue

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Editorial: What’s Next?

For all our sophisticated survey research very few predicted the election of Donald Trump. This suggests US sociologists have a limited knowledge of their own country. While there are notable studies of right-wing movements – and we published one by Arlie Hochschild two issues ago (GD6.3) – they are vastly outnumbered by studies of leftist-oriented […]

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The Fate of Post-Revolutionary Egypt: An Interview with Mona Abaza

Mona Abaza is professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo. She is a renowned scholar of contemporary Egypt, having written many books including Debates on Islam and Knowledge in Malaysia and Egypt: Shifting Worlds (2002), The Changing Consumer Culture of Modern Egypt (2006), The Cotton Plantation Remembered (2013). She has held visiting positions […]

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Questioning Reality: An Interview with Luc Boltanski

Luc Boltanski is one of today’s most distinguished sociologists. A previous collaborator of Pierre Bourdieu, he is a Director of Research at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. In the 1990s, he examined the organization of capitalism and its new forms of domination in the widely acclaimed book written […]

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An Extraordinary Institute in South Africa: An Interview with Sarah Mosoetsa

South African universities have faced enormous challenges in overcoming the legacies of apartheid. We witnessed just how deep and complex are those legacies in recent student movements – #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall – but they should not detract from novel experiments taking place in South African higher education. Among these the National Institute of the Humanities […]

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The Representation of African-American Women: An Interview with Patricia Hill Collins

Patricia Hill Collins is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and former President of the American Sociological Association. A leading US social theorist, she is famous for developing the related ideas of “multiple oppressions,” “intersectionality,” and the “outsider within” first in her now classic Black Feminist Thought (1990) and then in […]

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Singapore Sociology: After Lee Kuan Yew

by Vineeta Sinha, National University of Singapore, ISA Vice-President for Publications, 2014-2018 The looming figure of the late Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of independent Singapore, appears to have defined the very existence and identity of this island nation-state. The Singapore style of governance associated with, and indeed extending from, the persona of […]

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Singapore Sociology: After Multiracialism

by Noorman Abdullah, National University of Singapore, and member of ISA Thematic Group on Senses and Society (TG07) Speaking at a National Day rally in August 2016, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong discussed race relations in Singapore and the call for minority representation at the highest levels of political office. Minority representation in […]

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Singapore Sociology: After Meritocracy

by Youyenn Teo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Walk into any mall in Singapore and you will see “enrichment” and “tuition” centers, advertising help for kids who want to “succeed in school and in life” and training for students in the “Art of Learning How To Learn.” Some teach subjects aligned to school curricula – English, […]

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Singapore Sociology: After Secularism

by Francis Khek Gee Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore In many ways, to be a Singaporean entails a constant negotiation with a state-imposed system of social classification, in both public and private life. Of course, all modern nation-states engage in defining, circumscribing, and hence governing the different social and cultural groupings they encompass; these are […]

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Singapore Sociology: After Globalization

by Daniel P.S. Goh, National University of Singapore There are two founding stories told about the national museums and history textbooks in Singapore. The first and long-standing one told since independence in 1965 is the founding of the British settlement on the island in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the East India Company. In […]

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Towards An Illiberal Future: Anti-Genderism and Anti-Globalization

by Agnieszka Graff, University of Warsaw, Poland and Elżbieta Korolczuk, Södertörn University, Sweden, and member of ISA Research Committees on Women and Society (RC32) and Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) Gender matters in global politics. After the US elections, we know this better than ever: the mass appeal of Trump’s blatant misogyny is just […]

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Defending Reproductive Rights in Poland

by Julia Kubisa, University of Warsaw, Poland In autumn 2016, a new wave of women’s protests broke out against the planned criminalization of abortion in Poland. Polish feminists have fought against Poland’s anti-abortion law since draconian legislation was introduced in 1993. The Polish abortion law, one of the strictest in the European Union, allows abortion […]

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The ISA Junior Sociologists Network

by Oleg Komlik, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel and Chair,  ISA Junior Sociologists Network. The Junior Sociologists Network (JSN) of the International Sociological Association brings together students, early-career academics and practitioners, engaged in sociology and related disciplines, across all thematic interests and scientific approaches. In profiling the JSN’s task and current activities, in this […]

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Translating Global Dialogue into Indonesian

by Kamanto Sunarto, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia In April 2015 a group of Indonesian sociologists formed the Indonesian editorial team. Dialog Global Volume 5 Issue 3, the first Indonesian language edition of Global Dialogue (GD) and its 16th language at the time, was published in September 2015. The team comprises nine sociologists attached to […]

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Introducing the Indonesian Editorial Team

Kamanto Sunarto is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia. He earned his PhD in education from the University of Chicago in 1980. His current research interests are higher education and the history of sociology. He is a member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of […]

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