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Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston
This Fall 2005/Spring 2006 (IV, 1&2) double-issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge demonstrates the extent to which liberatory practices in scholarly journal peer reviewing can provide new channels for communicating and sharing subaltern on- and off-campus voices in formal academic publications as important scholarships of learning. "Editor’s Note: Peer Reviewing the Peer Review Process," "Rules of the Game: Finding My Place in a Racialized World," "In Digestion: Processing Self in a Cycle of Consumption," "From Laundry to Social Justice to Counseling: Redefining Work as Synonymous to Life," "Accepting Myself: Negotiating Self-Esteem and Conformity in Light of Sociological Theories," "An Unusual Immigration Tale: Why I Am Miserable in the Land of Opportunity," "Transracial Adoption and Sociological Theory: Understanding My Identity," "Why Am I Watching This?," "To Be or Not to Be…Thin: Sociological Reflections on the Price I Paid to Fit In," "My Father, My Self: Employing a Sociological Imagination to Transcend the Imaginary in Both Self and Society," "Coaching Myself Beyond Self-doubt: The Significance of the Subconscious Mind in the Sociological Imagination," "Sociology of My Anger: A Single Mother’s Struggles to Survive in A Patriarchal World," "Multicultural Literacy: Steve’s Treatment Plan," "“Why Am I So Fat?”: A Study of the Interrelationship Between Poor Body Image and Social Anxiety," "Growing Up African-American, Christian, and Female: The Dichotomies of My Life," "Making a Home, Building a Family: Traditions, Boundaries, and Virtues," "Altruism or Guilt: Applying My Sociological Imagination to Choosing a Helping Profession," "Not Just a Wave, But Part of the Ocean: Examining My Small Town Roots," "Women of Color and TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families): Issues, Barriers, and Hindrances," "Private Sociologies and Burawoy’s Sociology Types: Reflections on Newtonian and Quantal Sociological Imaginations," "Ode to Mortar and Bricks," "The Case of Maria and Me: Diagnosing the Ills of Western Psychiatry," "Regression in the Service of Transcendence: Reading Michael Washburn," "From Blocks to Bridges," "The Struggle for Identity: Issues and Debates in the Emerging Specialty of American Psychiatry from the Late 19th Century to Post-WWII." Contributors include: James Barrett, Jennifer Maniates, Caitlin Farren, Sheerin Hosseini, T. Portal, Elena VanderMolen, Kristen Slavin, Kristin White, Sean Conroy, Christine Berry, Jennifer Pike, Noah Youngstrom, Jessica Haley, Kemba Gray, Verena-Cathérine Niederhöfer, Elizabeth McCauley, Jennie Porter, Asjah Monroe, Shoshana Lev, Rachel Lev, Arie Kupferwasser, Kristen Ellard, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (also as journal editor-in-chief).Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal's Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR's homepage.
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