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'We must put ourselves in the position of the subject who tries to find his way in this world, and we must remember, first of all, that the environment by which he is influenced and to which he adapts himself is his world, not the objective world of science.'

W.I. Thomas
and
F. Znaniecki

Qualitative Sociology Review
2010
Volume VI Issue 1


Contributors


John W. Murphy is Professor of Sociology at the University of Miami. He received his PhD from Ohio State University. His areas of specialization are sociological theory and globalization. His most recent book, with Jung Min Choi, is Globalization and the Prospects for Critical Reflection.

Contact: j.murphy@miami.edu


Steven L. Arxer is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Belmont Abbey College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida and has published in the areas of globalization, education, postmodernism, and aging. He is currently interested in the role of civil society in Latin America and has conducted qualitative research on the identity work of NGOs in Colombia.

Contact: stevenarxer@bac.edu


Linda Liska Belgrave is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Miami. She received her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Her general areas of specialization are social psychology, social gerontology, and medical sociology. The current focus of her research is well-being and aging.

Contact: l.belgrave@miami.edu


Dawn C. Carr is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Carolina Program for Aging and Health and the University of North Carolina’s Institute on Aging. She graduated with a doctoral degree in Social Gerontology from Miami University in 2009. Her research focuses on issues related to healthy retirement with a particular focus on the third age.

Contact: carrdc@muohio.edu


Lydia Manning is a doctoral candidate in the Social Gerontology program at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Before entering the program, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology at Centre College in Danville, KY and her Masters of Gerontological Studies at Miami University. Her current areas of research include spirituality and older women and aging workforce issues. She served as the 2008 - 2010 student representative and student chair for the Association of Gerontology and Higher Education. Lydia believes strongly in service to the discipline and is committed to improving the lives of older adults. She is a qualitative researcher passionate about linking theory and in the form of applied gerontology and action research.

Contact: manninlk@muohio.edu


Sheying Chen Ph.D. UCLA) is Professor of Sociology and Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University (Southeast). Previously, he was Dean of Professional Schools at the University of Guam and Chair and Professor at the City University of New York (College of Staten Island). He served as Coordinator for Graduate Studies in Sociology at Zhongshan University (Guangzhou), designed China’s first national training program for social work/administration educators, and authored the first national lecture series on community service. His publication records include the first comparative book on community care in China, works on aging and mental health, articles and books on general public policy (GPP) (especially social policy of a changing "economic state"), projects on higher education management/academic administration, and volumes on research methods and measurement/analysis issues

Contact: sheyingchen@yahoo.com


Ian G. Cook is Professor of Human Geography and current Chair of the Media, Arts and Social Science Faculty Graduate Research Committee, Liverpool John Moores University. His research is mainly on aspects of Chinese urbanization, health, environment and gerontological issues, and on social gerontology more globally. He has published widely, including articles in Health Policy, the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy and Social Science and Medicine among others and is co-author or co-editor of 8 books as well as being a doctoral supervisor of 17 successful PhD candidates spanning the social sciences, to date

Contact: I.G.Cook@ljmu.ac.uk


Jamie Halsall (Ph.D) is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences in the Department of Behaviour Sciences and Social Sciences at Huddersfield University. In 2003 Jamie gained a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Edge Hill University. The following year he gained a Masters degree in the Geographies of Globalisation and Developmentt and in 2010 he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy while studying at the University of Liverpool. His academic career has included research with the International Centre for Development and Environmental Studies (ICDES), which was based in the Department of Natural Applied Sciences at Edge Hill University. From 2004 to 2008 he was Editorial Assistant of Global Built Environment Review (GBER) an international journal (www.edgehill.ac.uk/gber). He has presented his research to the British Council, Economic and Social Research Council and Research Development Fund (Edge Hill University)

Contact: Jamie.Halsall@liv.ac.uk


Jason L. Powell is Reader in Sociology & Social Policy and Associate Dean at the University of Liverpool, UK. He also holds several Visiting Professorships in Social Gerontology: United States, Canada and Australia. Dr Powell’s research on aging has recently focused on: comparative and global aging, social theory and third sector studies. He has over 160 publications worldwide. His books include Social Theory and Aging (2006) (Rowman and Littlefield: New York) which was part of Professor Charles Lemert’s distinguished book series on New Social Formations; Rethinking Social Theory and Later Life (2007) (Nova Science: New York); Situating Social Theory (with T May) (2008) (McGraw Hill: London); Aging in Asia (with I Cook) (2009); The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society: A Global Perspective (Springer Publishers, New York) (with J Hendricks) (2009). In 2008, Dr Powell and associates won ‘Highly Commended Article for the Year’ award by Emerald Publishers for an article on risk and old age in International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy. He is a Series Editor on aging for a book series for Springer Publishers in New York and an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology.
Contact: J.L.Powell@liverpool.ac.uk


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