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Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston
This Fall 2002 (I, 2) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge include student papers from coursework completed at SUNY-Oneonta, as well as a paper from a retiring faculty at SUNY-Oneonta (Dr. Donald A. Nielsen) whose exploration of Karl Mannheim's sociology of knowledge inspired the title of the journal issue in terms of how the students awareness of the way various ideologies (and utopias) have shaped their lives are intimately dependent upon critically adopting a spiritually self-reflective and socially reconstructive orientation toward their own lives as part of the social realities they study. Topics are: "Editor's Note: Spiritual Renaissances & Social Reconstructions," "From Anti-man to Anti-patriarchy," "Conspicuous Conflict," "Repairing the Soul: Matching Inner with Outer Beauty," "Defying the Sweatshop, Sociologically Speaking," "Struggles and Predicaments of Low-Income Families and Children," "Honor Thy Father and Mother," "My Translucent Father," "Mom and Dad’s Waltz: A Dance of Love and Sacrifice," "Festus Ngaruka: Selected Poems & Commentary," "Religion, Utopia, and Ideology: Reflections on the Problems of Spiritual Renaissance and Social Reconstruction in the Sociology of Karl Mannheim," and "The Dialectics of World-History: A Guiding Thread." Contributors include: Emily Margulies, L. M. Damian, Kristy Canfield, Steve Sacco, Jennifer VanFleet, Nancy Chapin, Katie J. Dubaj, Rena Dangerfield, Festus Ngaruka, Donald A. Nielsen, 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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