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Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access  
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription  
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios del Desarrollo Social : Cuba y América Latina     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access  
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access  
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access  
Formation emploi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fourth World Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Géographie et cultures     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hallazgos     Open Access  
He Puna Korero: Journal of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
História e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hydra : Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IAMURE International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)

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Journal Cover   International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
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   ISSN (Print) 0144-333X
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [311 journals]
  • Loss and (re-)construction of public space in post-Soviet cities
    • Authors: Carola Silvia Neugebauer, Lela Rekhviashvili
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, July 2015.

      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:55:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-04-2015-0042
       
  • Public and communal spaces and their relation to the spatial dynamics of
           ethnic riots
    • Authors: Joldon Kutmanaliev
      Pages: 449 - 477
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 449-477, July 2015.
      Purpose – This paper is one of the first attempts to explain the local dynamics of the 2010 ethnic riots in Kyrgyzstan. No scholarly work has attempted to systematically analyze the 2010 ethnic violence and its local dynamics on the neighborhood scale. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on this gap by analyzing neighborhoods’ responses to the emerging violence in the city of Osh. In order to do this, the author compares two typical neighborhoods in Osh, one violent and the other non-violent, with different spatial structures and built environments that demonstrate/represent similar dynamics of riots in many other neighborhoods. Design/methodology/approach – The empirical findings of this paper are based on the ethnographic fieldwork the author carried out in 2010 and between 2012 and 2014. During nine months (in total) of the author’s ethnographic fieldwork, the author conducted around 60 semi-structured interviews in Osh city mainly with community leaders. In the author’s interview sampling, the author used two approaches: the snowball method and geographically/territorially representative sampling. Findings – The author argues that among other factors, a particular type of public space provides favorable conditions for riot occurrence or non-occurrence. For example, in Osh, such places as areas around the central bazaar and densely populated multi-story building complexes were especially riot-prone. By contrast, residential areas with individual-unit houses and low residential mobility represented communally private spaces with more easy riot-control. In addition, some residential areas implemented strategies such as physical self-isolation to avoid violence. By restricting freedom of movement and erecting improvised barricades, the residents of such neighborhoods created a temporally new space with its own rules and interethnic cooperation. Originality/value – This paper suggests new insights in the analysis of riots by connecting theoretical categories and concepts of space provided by scholars of contentious politics and applying them to the case of the 2010 ethnic riots in Osh city. By analyzing riot dynamics on the neighborhood scale, this research contributes to the understanding of the spatial dynamics of ethnic riots.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:55:09Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-02-2015-0027
       
  • Marketization and the public-private divide
    • Authors: Lela Rekhviashvili
      Pages: 478 - 496
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 478-496, July 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the reasons behind a decade long contestations between the Georgian government and the petty traders over the access to the public space for commercial use. Design/methodology/approach – The paper relies on the repeated ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Tbilisi in 2012 and 2013. The ethnographic interviews with legally operating traders and illegal street vendors are supplemented by the in-depth interviews with the representatives of the city government and secondary literature on Georgia’s post-revolutionary transformation. Findings – Bridging the critical literature on the politics of the public space with Polanyi’s theory on commodification of fictitious commodities as a precondition of establishment of a market economy, the author argues that for the Georgian government control of the public space was necessary to pursue neoliberal marketisation policies. These policies required removal of the petty traders from public spaces because the state needed to restrict access to public space and limit its commercial usage to delineate public and private property and allow commodification of the urban land and property. As the commodification intensified and the rent prices started growing and fluctuating, the access to the public space became even more valuable for the petty traders. Therefore, the traders developed subversive tactics undermining the division between public and private space and property. Originality/value – The paper demonstrates the importance of enforcing the public-private divide in the process of establishing a market economy in transitional settings. Moreover, it illustrates little discussed social costs of establishing such a divide.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:55:02Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2014-0091
       
  • Davabirzhaot! Conflicting claims on public space in Tbilisi between
           transparency and opaqueness
    • Authors: Costanza Curro
      Pages: 497 - 512
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 497-512, July 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the form of young male socialisation referred to as birzha, in its relation to public space in Georgia. Birzha defines a group of young men who meet regularly in urban open spaces in Tbilisi’s neighbourhoods. Partly considered as the initial step of a criminal career, belonging to birzha is a mark of identification with one’s local group. The contested nature of public space is illustrated by the conflicting relation between birzha’s bottom-up use of public space and top-down projects of urban renovation sought by Saakashvili’s government. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing upon literary and media sources, and analysing fieldwork data collected in 2008-2009 and 2014, this study explores how the announced (re)construction of public space under Saakashvili resulted in institutional interventions from above which curtailed public space’s accessibility. Findings – The present analysis points out contradictions in Saakashvili’s government’s political narrative on public space. In the institutional focus on a future of order, transparency, and democracy, birzha is an insistent reminder of an informal and corrupted past. Banned from futuristic projections of the public space, in the present birzha is annihilated by state repression, enforced in opaque zones out of public sight. Originality/value – Focusing on a largely overlooked phenomenon in social science research, the paper highlights the ways in which conflicting approaches to public space affect the relation between political institutions and citizens. Delving into ambivalent public/private divides in post-socialist societies, the study of Georgian birzha offers an original angle for investigating the contestation of urban public space in relation to political legitimacy and transparency.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:54:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-12-2014-0122
       
  • Intimacy and exposure – the Armenian “tun” and
           Yerevan’s public space
    • Authors: Susanne Helma Christiane Fehlings
      Pages: 513 - 532
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 513-532, July 2015.
      Purpose – In contrast to the dominant accounts in post-Soviet studies that see public and private as two spheres existing in parallel, the purpose of this paper is to argue that in Armenia the public-private dichotomy can be better understood as a spectrum of different kinds of interactions between the state and private actors/social groups representing different sets of socio-cultural values, which are mirrored in Yerevan’s city planning and housing. Design/methodology/approach – The data derives from long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Yerevan. To analyse the data set the author used methods common in social and cultural anthropology. The theoretical background derives from urban anthropology (Liu), theories on housing (Carsten and Hugh-Jones), the anthropology of values (Dumont), and the anthropology of states (Herzfeld) linked to the debate on modernity. Findings – The author demonstrates that basic cultural concepts, norms, expectations, rules, beliefs, and values currently take effect on both sides (public and private/state and people), and that personal networks in Armenia are no longer used to trick an alien state, but also used by the state elites to gain advantage. The degree of intimacy of social relations thereby structures urban space and behaviour. Originality/value – The paper looks at the public-private dichotomy in post-Soviet states from a new perspective, which is inspired by the anthropology of (socio-cultural) values, and argues that cultural intimacy (Herzfeld) is – simultaneously – a unifying and a separating fact in the relationship of states and people.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:55:25Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-02-2015-0028
       
  • Rhythms of being together: public space in Urban Tajikistan through the
           lens of rhythmanalysis
    • Authors: Wladimir Sgibnev
      Pages: 533 - 549
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 533-549, July 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify, describe and critically assess public space in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan, recurring to Henri Lefebvre’s concept of rhythmanalysis. Design/Methodology/Approach – The empirical findings are based on ethnographic fieldwork on a courtyard in a housing estate in Khujand in northern Tajikistan. Findings – The paper argues that an analytic dichotomy between the private and the public realm conceals more than it reveals, for the Central Asian case at least. The rhythmanalysis framework is presented as a possible solution to the deficiencies of dichotomic categories. Originality/value – Even if we find a series of scholarly works dealing with (post-)Soviet and/or Central Asian public spaces, they very scarcely provide a critical assessment of the roots and the usefulness of this concept for the regional setting they work in. The paper strives to close this gap and to present Henri Lefebvre’s rhythmanalysis framework as a possible solution for overcoming dichotomic categories.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:54:54Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-11-2014-0097
       
  • The right to live in the city
    • Authors: Melanie Krebs
      Pages: 550 - 564
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 550-564, July 2015.
      Purpose – Moral values and behavioural codes that governed the urban life and the appropriation of urban spaces changed significantly in Baku over the last two decades leading to conflicts over the right behaviour in the city and about the question who has the right to set the rules in public spaces. The purpose of this paper is to explore the current political as well as social rules that govern the public spaces in Baku and how they are discussed in order that the city should appear “European” in contrast to “oriental”. Design/methodology/approach – The author focuses on everyday practices of people acting in the public sphere, how they use the space and which discussions emerge around different behaviour in public places. The paper is based on observations and interviews the author made between August 2010 and May 2012. Findings – The paper shows new ways of appropriation of public space and dealing with social as well as official control. Originality/value – The paper presents new research on a quickly changing post-Soviet city.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:55:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-10-2014-0088
       
  • Struggle over public space: grassroots movements in Moscow and Vilnius
    • Authors: Jolanta Aidukaite, Christian Fröhlich
      Pages: 565 - 580
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 7/8, Page 565-580, July 2015.
      Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore urban mobilisation patterns in two post-Soviet cities: Vilnius and Moscow. Both cities were subject to similar housing and urban policy during Soviet times, and they have implemented urban development using neoliberal market principles, provoking grassroots opposition from citizens to privatisation and marketisation of their housing environment and local public space. However, the differing conditions of democratic Lithuanian and authoritarian Russian public governance offer different opportunities and set different constraints for neighbourhood mobilisation. The purpose is to contrast local community mobilisations under the two regimes and highlight the differences between and similarities in the activists’ repertoires of actions in two distinct political and economic urban settings. Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs qualitative methodology using data from semi-structured interviews conducted with community activists and state officials, presented using a comparative case study design. Findings – Although, citizens’ mobilisations in the two cities are reactions to the neoliberalisation of housing and local public space, they take different forms. In Vilnius they are institutionalised and receive formal support from national and local authorities. Moreover, support from the EU encourages organisational development and provides material and cognitive resources for grassroots urban mobilisations. In contrast, residents’ mobilisations in Moscow are informal and face fierce opposition from local authorities. However, even in an authoritarian setting, grassroots mobilisations evolve using creative strategies to circumvent institutional constraints. Originality/value – Little attention has been paid to grassroots urban mobilisations in post-Soviet cities. There is also a lack of comparative attempts to show variation in post-Soviet urban activism related to housing and local public space.
      Citation: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
      PubDate: 2015-06-25T08:54:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-01-2015-0002
       
 
 
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