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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 204)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ithaca : Viaggio nella Scienza     Open Access  
IULC Working Papers     Open Access  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Economy Culture and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Iran Cultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 307, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Lakon     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Korea : Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft     Open Access  
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Kulttuurintutkimus     Open Access  
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
La Tercera Orilla     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lavboratorio : Revista de Estudios sobre Cambio Estructural y Desigualdad Social.     Open Access  
Lectio Socialis     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lutas Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Maskana     Open Access  
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Meridional : Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
Methods, Data, Analyses     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Mikarimin. Revista Científica Multidisciplinaria     Open Access  
Mirai : Estudios Japoneses     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Misión Jurídica     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Moving the Social : Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mukaddime     Open Access  
Mütefekkir     Open Access  
Müvészettörténeti Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
National Observer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Navigations : A First-Year College Composite     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
New Left Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
New Perspectives on Turkey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand International Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Noesis. Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nómadas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nómadas. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Social Research     Open Access  
Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift     Open Access  
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales : revue internationale de systémique complexe et d'études relationnelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribeño     Open Access  
Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Öneri Dergisi     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Family Studies Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Orbis. Revista Cientifica Ciencias Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Orbith : Majalah Ilmiah Pengembangan Rekayasa dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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ISSN (Print) 2602-2656 - ISSN (Online) 2645-8772
Published by İstanbul Üniversitesi Homepage  [33 journals]
  • Değer Bilinçlendirme Yaklaşımı

    • Authors: Duygu DİNÇER
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • The Effect of Social Capital and Innovation on Economic Growth

    • Authors: Tuba AKAR; Ahmet AY
      Abstract: The reasons for the differences between countries’ economic growths and the sources of sustainable economic growth are the basis of interest of economic growth models. Traditional economic growth models often explain the differences between countries based on traditional production factors. However, with modern growth theories, it has been discovered that the differences in growth cannot be explained by economic indicators only: Social, cultural, institutional, political and technological factors should also be considered. One of the social factors is the social capital. The modern growth models have considered the concept of social capital, which emphasizes the importance of social relations including elements such as trust, social networks and social norms. The role of social capital in economic growth based on innovation is prominent. The aim of this study is to show how social capital and innovation play a role in economic growth based on the relationship between social capital and innovation. For this purpose, data from 52 countries, between 1990 and 2014 were analyzed using fixed-effect panel. In the second phase, an analysis was conducted for developed and developing countries. A positive effect of social capital and innovation on economic growth was observed in 52 countries. In addition, a positive relationship was found between social capital and innovation in the analysis of country groups.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • İslâm Medeniyeti Söylemi

    • Authors: İhsan ALTINTAŞ
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Do We Need Friendship in the Workplace' The Theory of Workplace
           Friendship and Employee Outcomes: The Role of Work Ethics

    • Authors: Mehmet Ferhat OZBEK
      Abstract: This study builds and tests the models that two types of workplace friendships (friendship with coworkers and friendship with the supervisor) may have a negative influence on employees’ job insecurity and turnover intention. Further, this study assumes that the positive association between workplace friendship with a supervisor and job performance is stronger for employees having a low work ethic than for those with a high work ethic. This study also assumes that the negative relationship between friendship with a supervisor and organizational deviance is stronger for employees who have a low work ethic but not for those with a high work ethic. To test these hypotheses, 313 data samples have been collected from service sector employees. According to the results, two types of workplace friendships (friendship with coworkers and friendship with a supervisor) are negatively related to job insecurity and turnover intention. The results also show that friendship with a supervisor was positively associated with job performance for employees having a low work ethic but not for those with a high work ethic. Furthermore, the results show that friendship with a supervisor was negatively associated with organizational deviance for employees having a low work ethic but not for those with a high work ethic. Surprisingly, the friendship with a supervisor is positively associated with organizational deviance for employees having a high work ethic.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Branding the Social: Leisure, Consumption, and the Corvette Community

    • Authors: Virginia D’ANTONIO
      Abstract: This study explores the social world of Corvette car clubs and their membership based on social ties formed through common interests centered on consumption and leisure practice. This study contributes to the limited literature on brand communities that provide social capital in a postindustrial economy of intensified individualism that has experienced a decline in participation in voluntary associations. I address these factors through the framework of Robert Putnam’s classification of ‘bridging’ social capital or weak social ties that can be good for getting ahead. The cultural significance of the Corvette as America’s sports car is used as a unit of analysis in this ethnographic study of the brand community and its role in creating social capital for its members. The broad implication of this research reveals how the meaning assigned to consumer objects facilitates strong social networks that are productive in constructing identity and cementing relationships among fellow consumers and their communities. Ethnographic research methods were employed to design this sociological research. The data for this study was taken from 30 structured interviews with Corvette enthusiasts and 18 months of participant observation research. This study will fill a gap in the research on brand communities as organized leisure structures that facilitate social capital and renewed civic engagement in the public sphere.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Dropout in Secondary Education and Social Capital: A Qualitative Study

    • Authors: Adnan BOYACI; Yakup ÖZ
      Abstract: Identification of the factors leading to school dropout, and measures to prevent it, are among the most pressing problems of education systems. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of school dropout in the context of social capital. To this end, data were collected through semi-structured interviews with students who dropped out of a formal high school and then enrolled in an open high school. In the study, how the social network formed by the student in three areas (family, school, and community), the trust among people in these networks, and the norms and values adopted in these networks play a role in the dropout process were examined. The findings are presented under three themes: family, school, and community social capital. Problems in family participation in school, the school’s effort to partner with families, teacher-student interactions, and the negative effects of the groups inside and outside the school are identified as emerging factors related social capital in the student’s dropout process. As a result, carrying out longitudinal studies to determine groups at high risk for dropping out, improving school counseling and guidance departments in order to promote school-family partnership, and strengthening the bonds between teachers and students by reestablishing trust to eliminate the negative results of peer social capital in at-risk schools were suggested.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Social Capital, Relations and Music World: Networks in New Media

    • Authors: Tugba AYDIN OZTURK
      Abstract: This study examines the relations between the music and entertainment world by considering the social capital theory. A great number of actors such as musicians, singers, record labels, managers, radio programmers, formal institutions, and sponsors, collaborate with each other in the music business. How do relations develop in music and media sectors, in which many different actors are involved' This paper specifically aims to present the form of relations between musician, audience and industry. In doing so, changes in the new media era have been reinterpreted.Approximately 50 artists, employers, and employees of music and media industries have been interviewed. 200 followers were surveyed to understand their usage of social media. Some of the audiences have been interviewed and participant observation has been made on social networking websites. The role and importance of trust, reciprocity, and socialization, as norms of social capital, has been indicated. The effects of social capital on the music world has been explained via examples in terms of sociological and economic aspects. How has new media changed the relations between these actors'
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Social Capital and Social Movements: Relational Transformation of Social

    • Authors: Füsun KÖKALAN ÇIMRIN
      Abstract: Although attempts have been made to develop an interdisciplinary point of view in the field of academic literature through the discussion of social movements, civil society, and democracy in Turkey, there are still many short comings in this field today. Such a situation is both politically and intellectually depriving. The aim of this study is to establish a connection between family, organization, and social movements, aiming at bringing a different perspective to the studies of social movements that are accepted as a representation of the public sphere in the social sciences literature. This study tries to make a family, which is an important representative of the special field, visible in the process of evolving a social movement by producing and providing social capital using the special case of LISTAG. Through considering the social capital phenomenon in the context of family and organization practices, making social capital resources in our country usable for societal movement studies forms the fundamental design of the current study.In this study, the context established between social movements and social capital shapes in the frame of social relation. Excluding various people in social life such as women, the poor and LGBTI+ individuals and their families from the processes and means of establishing social relations unfortunately contributes to the relational transformation of social inequality. One of the means for overcoming such deprivation is social movements.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Gaining Social Capital by Consumption and Indebtedness as a Tool of

    • Authors: Beyzade Nadir Nadir ÇETİN
      Abstract: With a consumerist society, the term “commodity,” gained value through symbolic meanings, that were attached to a commodity itself. Signs, images, symbols and belonging identifiers that indicate a station are used for commoditization, which is defined as “the transformation of an object or experience into a merchantable product.” In a consumerist society, a commodity gains its meaning from symbolic and belonging values, whose meanings are beyond the commodity’s intrinsic value. At this stage the essential advantage of the economic system’s hegemony– mainly the manufacturers’ – is that an object or experience, which can be a subject of a purchase and sale relation, is encumbered with unlimited and an infinite number of meanings. So, what is expected from the consumer is to attribute value to the commodity based on any of these meanings, and still buy the commodity. While the system is creating such a perception, it also provides various ways to eliminate the deficiencies that could possibly prevent consumption. Since it is accepted that in the context of a consumerist society, the whole order is based on consumption, the most significant point that an individual does not – cannot – consume is financial incapability. The system creates various debt and credit instruments such as credit cards, consumer credits, and advance accounts, in order to remove this incapability. In this study, the debt phenomenon is going to be evaluated within the perspective of social capital phenomenon. Indebtedness will also be analyzed as a conversion strategy for social capital, and the traces, which are thought that the hegemony of indebtedness has created, will be followed within the study.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Secularization and the State: The “Mardin Thesis”, Literary
           Fields, and Social Capital

    • Authors: Barış BÜYÜKOKUTAN
      Abstract: This article concerns the thesis that state intervention into secularization processes in Turkey vitiates those processes by making them more elitist. By demonstrating that a state action that had nothing to do with secularization pushed the secularization processes of two similar fields of cultural production (poetry and the novel) in opposite directions by changing their composition of human capital in the 1940s, it questions a key assumption of the aforementioned thesis—i.e. that it is possible for the state not to intervene in secularization. It thus calls for a secularization theory in which the state ceases to be the key independent variable—a theory that takes the perspective of civil society and of social capital instead.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Capital Battles: Labor Markets Benefits Access Channel of Youth and Social
           Networks in Turkey

    • Authors: Şenol BAŞTÜRK
      Abstract: The number of findings indicated that social networks positively affect employment conditions of young workers. This kind of comment reveals that the positive effect is limited to middle-class youth. However, in this study, I will claim that social capital is an independent resource and must be seen as specific to working-class strategies. I used Turkish household labor survey covering paid employment in youth employment and I will test two hypotheses on the influence of social networks. The first one asserts that social networks commonly used by working-class and middle-class youth tend to enhance cultural capital resources. The second hypothesis claims that social networks are useful for obtaining the benefits of labor markets via private large-scale industrial employment for working-class youth; on the contrary, middle-class youth try to reach these benefits through managerial career paths. After the analysis, findings confirm that both hypotheses are valid.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Effects of Cultural Capital on Educational Attainment in Turkey

    • Authors: Mehmet CANSIZ; Bilgehan ÖZBAYLANL, Mustafa Hilmi ÇOLAKOĞLU
      Abstract: This study investigates the role of cultural capital on educational attainment of secondary school students in Turkey. In this context, the strong role suggested and hypothesized by Bourdieu (1986) between cultural capital and educational attainment is tested with a regression model that utilizes the data provided by the Ministry of Education. Thus, the levels of effects of different types of cultural capital and their various combinations on educational attainment are demonstrated. Differentiation between private schools and public schools is also analyzed. Deprivations of cultural capital are found to negatively affect educational attainment to an important degree, and the levels of mentioned effects are detailed. Private schools are observed to perform significantly better in alleviating these negative effects for the students deprived of cultural capital, as well as executing an additional attainment boost to the students who possess the highest levels of cultural capital. In this regard, a two-pronged approach regarding incentives related to private schools is proposed; which on the one hand suggests to prioritize on the students who are deprived mostly of cultural capital in order to improve the levels of social inclusion in education and on the other hand advise to specialize students with the highest levels of cultural capital to nurture and produce more star scientists and professionals. Several further studies based on these findings are suggested, and especially a similar study using university entrance examinations results will potentially produce quite insightful findings.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Vocational High Schools Students’ Views on Culture and Vocational
           Courses that Represent Capital: The Example of Eski̇sehi̇r Province

    • Authors: Çağdaş Ümit YAZGAN
      Abstract: In Turkey, as in many countries, the structure and functioning of high schools is considerably affected considering the fact that secondary education is organized as general-vocational education. Duality in the axes of space, curriculum, teachers, and students significantly differentiates vocational high schools. It can be said that students in vocational high schools are exposed to a two-dimensional education process. In these schools, one aspect of dual structure focuses on the capital form based on vocational skills and the other dimension focuses on the capital form based on academic skills. In this respect, vocational high schools can be characterized as a labyrinth based on these two forms of capital, which include both various possibilities and various limitations. This research aims to reveal and interpret the opinions of vocational high school students on culture and vocational courses that represent the types of capital based on academic and vocational skills. The research is based on the data from field research conducted in seven vocational and technical Anatolian schools affiliated with the Eskişehir Provincial Directorate of National Education during December 2016–January 2017. The data were obtained via questionnaire submitted by 794 12th-grade students, and 25 students, including eight students, eight graduates, and nine teachers who participated in semi-structured interviews. The preference for vocational courses and the indifference to cultural courses were found to be strong. Student-based qualifications, such as low socioeconomic indicators, a low level of academic achievement, the desire to begin a career as soon as possible, and school-based qualifications such as passing a grade level and the superficial nature of culture courses make vocational high schools a field where a capital form based on vocational skills is of top priority.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Beyond the Conventional -A Sociological Criticism of Sen’s
           Capability Approach-

    • Authors: M. Onur ARUN
      Abstract: The capability approach initially developed by Amartya Sen is a new evaluative framework frequently used by scholars and policy makers who aim to deal with issues related to development, welfare, poverty, social choice theory, inequality and justice. Drawing upon a sociological account of various diversities related to individuals’ characteristics and their social/institutional surroundings, the approach criticizes some mainstream political theories of social justice such as the utilitarian, libertarian and Rawlsian models of social justice. Therefore, it is usually addressed as a “sociological turn” within the relevant literature. This work argues that this is not a fully-deserved characteristic since the approach employs a sociologically-informed perspective of various diversities primarily to criticize rival theories of justice, but not to configure the analytical texture of its own authentic proposal that advocates “individuals’ ability to achieve what they have reason to value” as the focal point of assessment of social justice.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +030
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