R. Sooryamoorthy


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Location: Durban, South Africa
Work: scientific communication, collaboration, mobile telephony, research methodology
Biographical: Associate Professor Sociology Programme University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Durban 4041 South Africa Telephones : +27 31-260-1254 (W) +27 31-201-6011 (H) Email : sooryamoorthyr@ukzn.ac.za or sooryamoorthyr@yahoo.co.uk X. Publications 1. Books Under review: Science and Scientific Collaboration in South Africa. 2006. NGOs in India: A Cross-sectional Study (with KD Gangrade), Indian Reprint. New Delhi: Rawat Publications. ISBN 81-316-0020-3. 2003: Managing Water and Water Users: Experiences from Kerala, (with Antony Palackal). University Press of America, Lanham, MD, USA, ISBN 0-7618-25557-6. Pp. 169. 2001. NGOs in India: A Cross-sectional Study (with KD Gangrade), Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA, ISBN 0-318-31954-5. 2000. Climbing Up: The Story of Palmyrah Workers' Development Society (author) PWDS, Tamil Nadu, India. 1998. Extension in Higher Education: Evolving New Models, (with MK George), Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, India, pp. 137, ISBN 81-259-0650-9. 1997. Consumption to Consumerism: In the Context of Kerala. Classical Publishing Company, New Delhi., India, pp.176, ISBN 81-7054-256-X. 1994. Science in Participatory Development, (with Mathew Zachariah), Zed Books, London, pp.187, ISBN 18-5649-271-0 (Hb), 18-5649-272-9 (Pb). Also published in India under the title Science for Social Revolution? Achievements and Dilemmas of a Development Movement -- The Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Vistaar Publications (a division of Sage), New Delhi, India. 1990. Samuhya Survey: Enthu, Engane (Mal) (Social Survey: What and How?)(with EJ Thomas), Loyola Publications, Trivandrum, India. 2. Papers in Journals 2009e. “Science and Scientific Collaboration in South Africa: Apartheid and After.” Scientometrics. DOI 10.1007/s1192-009-0106-y 2009d. “Can the Centre-Periphery Model Explain Patterns of International Scientific Collaboration among Threshold and Industrialised Countries? The Case of South Africa and Germany.” (with Torben Schubert), Scientometrics. DOI 10.1007/s11192-009-0074-2 2009c. “Mobile Phones: Appropriation, Uses and Consequences” Review essay, New Media and Society. Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 1061-68. 2009b. “Do Types of Collaboration Change Citation? Collaboration and Citation Patterns of South African Science Publications.” Scientometrics. Vol. 81, No. 1, pp.177-193. ISSN 0138-9130. 2009a. “Collaboration and Publication: How Collaborative are South African Scientists?” Scientometrics. Vol.80, No. 2, pp. 421-441. ISSN 0138-9130. 2008c. “Media, Communication and Children.” Review essay, Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 227-235. ISSN 0971-4960. 2008b. “Untangling the Technology Cluster: The Effects of Mobile Phone and Email Use on the Location of Social Ties.” (with Paige Miller and Wesley Shrum), New Media and Society. Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 729-749. 2008a. “Untouchability in Modern India.” Review essay, International Sociology. Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 287-97. ISSN 0268-5809. 2007e “Microcredit for Microenterprises or for Immediate Consumption Needs?” Sociological Bulletin. Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 401-413, ISSN.0038-0229. 2007d. “Behind the Scenes: Making Research Films in Sociology.” International Sociology. Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 549-565. ISSN 0268-5809. 2007c. “Scientific Collaboration and the Kerala Model: Does the Internet Make a Difference?” (with Marcus Ynalvez, Ricardo B. Duque, and Wesley Shrum), Journal of International Development. Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 982-96.ISSN 0954-1748. 2007b. “Understanding Consumerism in Kerala.” Social Action. Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 1-13. ISSN 0037-7627. 2007a. “Does the Internet Promote Collaboration and Productivity? Evidence from the Scientific Community in South Africa.” (with Wesley Shrum), Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Vol. 12, No. 2.pp. 733-751. ISSN 1083-6101. 2006b. “The Sample Survey: Persistent Issues and Emergent Trends.” The Indian Journal of Social Work. Vol. 67, No.1 and 2, pp. 45-60. ISSN 0019-5634. 2006a “Gender and Science in Developing Areas: Has the Internet Reduced Inequality?” (with B Paige Miller, Meredith Anderson, Antony Palackal and Wesley Shrum) Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 679-89. ISSN 0038-4941. 2005e “Incongruity between Objectives, Programmes and Beneficiaries: NGOs in Kerala.” The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXVI, No.2. Apr-Jun, pp. 253-72, ISSN 0019-5510. 2005d. “Collaboration Paradox: Scientific Productivity, the Internet, and Problems of Research in Developing Areas.” (with Ricardo B. Duque, Marcus Ynalvez, Paul Mbatia, Dan-Bright Dzorgbo and Wesley Shrum) Social Studies of Science. Vol. 35, No. 5, October, pp. 755-785, ISSN 0306-3127. 2005c. “Microfinance and Women Self-help Groups in Kerala: Loans for Members or Others.” Social Action. Vol. 55, No. 1, Jan-Mar, pp. 55-71, ISSN 0037-7627. 2005b. “Microfinance and Women in Kerala: Is Marital Status a Determinant in Savings and Credit-use?” Sociological Bulletin. Vol. 54, No.1, Jan-Apl. 2005, pp. 59-76, ISSN.0038-0229. 2005a. “When Do Scientists “Adopt” the Internet? Dimensions of Connectivity in Developing Areas.” (with Marcus Ynalvez, Ricardo B. Duque, Paul Mbatia, Antony Palackal and Wesley Shrum) Scientometrics. Vol. 63, No.1, pp. 39-67. ISSN 0138-9130. 2004. “Is Kerala Becoming a Knowledge Society? Evidence from the Scientific Community.” (with Wesley Shrum) Sociological Bulletin. Vol. 53, No. 2, May-Aug, pp. 207-21, ISSN.0038-0229. 2002b. “The NGO Sector: Lessons from Kerala.” The Indian Journal of Public Administration. Vol. XLVIII, No. 2, Apl-Jun 2002, pp. 165-82. 2002a. “Sexual Health of Urban Slum Dwellers in Kerala, India.” (with Emmanual). Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. XVI, No.2, Jul-Dec 2002, pp.167-94, ISSN 0971-4960. 2001b. “Mobilising Rural Poor: Mantrangal of PWDS.” Gandhi Marg, Vol. XXI, No.2, Jul-Sept 2001, pp.193-209. 2001a. “Fast Dying River Systems of Kerala,” Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. XV, No.1, Jan-Jun 2001, pp.91-102, ISSN 0971-4960. 2000b. “Life Cycle: Two NGOs in Rural Development,” co-author. Gandhi Marg, Vol.XXI, No. 4, Jan-Mar, pp.431-45. 2000a. “Political Participation of Women: The Case of Women Councillors in Kerala, India.” (with Renjini.D). Journal of Third World Studies, Spring 2000, Vol. XVII, No.1, pp.45-60, ISSN 8755-3449. 1999. “Infrastructure, Academic Standards and Performance: A study of selected schools in Kerala.” New Frontiers in Education, Vol. XXIX, No.2, April-June, pp.173-93. 1998c. “Entering the New Millennium: NGOs in India.” IASSI Quarterly, Vol.XVII, No. 2, Oct-Dec., pp.21-35. 1998b “Child Labour in Kerala: The working ambience of child labourers in the capital city.” Journal of Third World Studies, Fall 1998, Vol. XV, No.2, pp.31-52.ISSN 8755-3449. 1998a. “Child Labour in Kerala: Work and Working Conditions of Child Labourers in Three Major Cities.” Social Action, Vol.48, No.1, Jan-Mar., pp.47-57, ISSN 0037-7627. 1997b. “The Changing Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations in India.” Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. XI, No. 2, Jul-Dec., pp.146-62, ISSN 0971-4960. 1997a. “NGOs in Development: An Overview.” Kerala Sociologist, Vol. XXV, No.1, June, pp.48-63. 1996b. “Voluntary Action in India: A Synoptic View.” (with KD Gangrade) IASSI Quarterly, Vol.XIV, Nos. 3 & 4, Jan-Jun 1996, pp.32-41. 1996a. “The Advent of Consumerism: The Context of a Developing Society – Kerala.” Social Action, Vol.46, No.3, Jul-Sep 1996, pp. 309-24, ISSN 0037-7627. 1995b. “Self financing Higher Education: The Case of a University.” Kerala Sociologist, Vol.XXIII, Dec. 1995, pp.73-84. 1995a. “Child Rape: Facets of a heinous crime.” (with KD Gangrade and Renjini. D) Social Change, Vol.XXV, Nos. 2 & 3, Jun-Sep 1995, pp.161-76. 1994c. “When Women Lead: Lessons from the Experience of a Women NGO.” review article, co-author, The Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. XL, No.4, Oct-Dec 1994, pp. 815-7. 1994b. “Behind Consumerism: An Empirical Study.” Kerala Sociologist, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Dec 1994. 1994a. “Involvement of People in Solid Waste Management.”(with EJ Thomas) Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.VIII, No.2, Jul-Dec 1994, ISSN 0971-4960. 1993. “Consumerism and Enhancing Variables.” Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.VII, No.1, Jan-Jul.1993, pp. 29-43, ISSN 0971-4960.
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19/04/10 05:25:58PM @chief-admin:
May I post your interesting reply on the Health and Medicine page?!Thanks, Peter
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16/04/10 09:20:52PM @chief-admin:
Dear Prof. Sooryamoorthy,I have created a communications-focussed group for "Health and Medicine" inside the Research Cooperative. If you would like to look (and perhaps join), please see here:https://researchcooperative.org/group/healthandmedicineThanks, Peter