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2015 - ASEEES Convention Words: 179 words || 
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1. Mayofis, Maria. "Self-Government, Self-Service and Self-Discipline: Implementing the System of Boarding Schools in the Late 1950s -- Early 1960s USSR" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEEES Convention, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1019416_index.html>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Although boarding schools were not a completely new institution for the Soviet educational system of the 1950s, we can presume that the authorities, especially the general secretary of the CPSU N. Khrushchev, considered them as essential tools in the new social and political conditions created by the 20th Congress. Just during the Congress Khrushchev launched a new project of educating a new Soviet citizen who would be loyal to the state and enthusiastic towards its initiatives not because of his/her fear of repressions, but voluntarily and sincerely. Boarding schools were seen as laboratories and, at the same time, as a vanguard of the necessary educational reforms. Unlike the children's homes (detskiye doma), boarding schools were to admit not orphans, but children whose parents would be too busy creating communism. In this conditions the state took the responsibility and, moreover, the major part of expenses on bringing-up and educating schoolchildren within this system of close "socialist schools" whose basic principles were self-government, self-service and self-discipline. The presenter will try to demonstrate to what extent this project proved to be effective.

2007 - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY Words: 134 words || 
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2. Pettiway, Leon. "Juggling the Self and Self Control: The Construction of Self, Power and Property" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 14, 2007 <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p201596_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: By considering criminology’s underlying themes, the paper consider the nature of the American criminological mind that assesses the poor, the deviant, and the unsocialized who are said to live on the margins of society. In that regard, the paper explores the manner in which criminology tends to emphasize negativity, hopelessness, and other singular drives or failures that supposedly characterize the lives of deviant people. As such, the paper considers issues of justice and directs its attention to the importance of the “self” in the construction of crime and justice while recognizing the criminological construction of self-control and its cultural expression. By considering the formation of the self which frames beliefs in separation, individual differences, property rights, and power, the paper considers whether the criminological gaze might be positioned beyond the proclivities of traditional criminology.

2012 - 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies Words: 356 words || 
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3. Doss, Adeyemi. "The Self as Nonexistent: The Phenomenology of How the African American Self Becomes Nonexistent to Self while in Despair" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p574190_index.html>
Publication Type: Panelist Abstract
Abstract: The idea that African Americans are forced into double realities within a single body that is split into two souls has influenced me to question whether or not it is possible that those of African descent can overcome what Du Bois understood as the outcomes and ramifications of a world that yields one no true self-consciousness. Du Bois once defined the meaning of being African American in a space that continues to be overtly and covertly anti-African/Black in its treatment of those of color. Through his psychological and philosophical analysis of the Negro’s “gift” of second sight, Du Bois sets the foundation for what African Americans have come to understand as the psychological consequences of being African American. However, where Du Bois saw a gift in double-consciousness or second sight, I see it as a threat to the existence of the African American self and to our understanding of self.

The overall purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine through an existential lens how the “gift” of double-consciousness or second sight traps African Americans in a cycle of forced invisibility. Moreover, the paper will explore how this cycle causes the self to fall into despair, and the ways in which specific environments duplicate and perpetuate this despair, prohibiting African Americans ways in which to stop or exit the cycle. In the process of re-examining Du Bois’ theory of double-consciousness, I construct my own epistemology to explore the processes in which the African American self must engage to overcome another’s negatively or adversely constructed belief and/or concept of that self, in which I call the self as nonexistent, I have found Soren Kierkegaard’s philosophy of the self in despair to be very compelling, but also questionable in contrast to the African American lived experience. Therefore, this paper will also analyze and compare Kierkegaard’s philosophy of the self existing in despair to Du Bois’ philosophy of double-consciousness as a way of understanding how the African American self exist in despair, along with my theory of how the African American self exist as a nonexistent while it tries to overcome what senses to be despair that surrounds the self.

2014 - Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting Words: 299 words || 
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4. Boyns, David. "To Study the Self is to Forget the Self: Zen Practice and Dereification Processes of Body, Mind and Self" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p708294_index.html>
Publication Type: Research-in-progress presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In Soto Zen Buddhism, a famous passage from Eihei Dogen’s Genjo Koan (“Actualizing the Fundamental Point”) states: “To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by all things.” Dogen’s statement has become a foundational teaching in Zen practice, and describes a process that has been known sociologically (and ethnomethologically) as “dereification” (Moore 1995). This study examines the process of dereification (Moore 1995) of self and body as experienced by practitioners of meditation and mindfulness. The study is framed theoretically by the analysis of self-presentations and self-mortification by Erving Goffman (1959, 1961, 1967), the concept of habitus by Pierre Bourdieu (1984), the study of “edgework” initiated by Stephen Lyng (2004), and the positive psychology of Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (1988). Data for the study is drawn from open-ended, qualitative interviews with American practitioners of Zen Buddhism, and similar traditions of meditation practice. Results from the study illustrate that the meditative practice facilitates a dynamic process of dereification of self that goes beyond what others have described as “desocialization” (Bell 1979; Preston 1988); and, instead, puts practitioners in a direct encounter with an ever-changing experience of both body and self. The study also examines the emergence of “flow” experiences in the meditative practice similar to those by Csikszentmihalyi (1990). These “flow” experiences are found to be cultivated not only by the meditative practice but, also, by what Collins (2004) “emotional energy” as it is generated by meditative practice in group settings. Meditative “flow” experiences seem to open up new dimensions of self, beyond those established through what Mead (1934) described as “internal conversations,” or “self-talk.” This study suggests that self is a reflexive process shaped more directly, and perhaps more fundamentally, by body-based experiences.

2017 - ICA's 67th Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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5. Kang, Hyunjin. and Shin, Wonsun. "When Facebook Becomes a Part of the Self: The Effects of Self-Related Motives for Using Facebook on Privacy Management Mediated by Self-Extension" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 67th Annual Conference, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA, May 25, 2017 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1227187_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Facebook users are encouraged to share personal information and to strengthen social ties with others via services embedded in the platforms, and such practices have raised important concerns about user privacy. However, not all social media users are equally vulnerable to privacy risks or are equally concerned about the exposure of personal information. This study proposes a study that investigates how self-related motivations for using social media lead to privacy management behaviors and whether this relationship is mediated by self-extension to one’s own Facebook profile. Derived from perspectives of communication privacy management and extended self, the study hypothesizes that the extended self in Facebook will significantly influence both privacy disclosure and control behaviors on Facebook. Also, the study predicts that self-related motives of using Facebook will have positive associations with self-extension to Facebook. Study method, expected results, and contributions of the study are also discussed.

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