Jack Fong

Associate Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University

3801 W. Temple Avenue Building 55, Pomona, California, United States
California State Polytechnic University
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Last Updated 2/6/2015

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Qualitative Sociology Review - Volume IV Issue 1 - Contributors

Jack Fong (PhD) is currently a new Assistant Professor of Sociology, in the Department of Psychology and Sociology, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dr. Fong's interests as a political sociologist revolves around issues of ethnicity and race identities, ethnopolitics, and its material consequences. Dr. Fong's interest in ethnicity is derived from America's continuing efforts at redefining itself as different groups reshape the multicultural landscape of the country's rich identities, especially in the context of September 11, 2001. He has already published in Ethnic and Racial Studies. Moreover, his international orientation has also resulted in a historical ethnography based from his field research with the Karen people residing in their state Kawthoolei, and fighting the infamous military regime of Burma. This work will be released as a book via Universal Publishers, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, in mid-June 2008. It is titled Revolution as Development: The Karen Self-Determination Struggle against Ethnocracy from 1949-2004, and is currently entering the final stages of editing.

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Old programs | California Sociological Association

Devon Thacker Thomas, California State University, Fullerton; Berna Torr, California State University, Fullerton; Eileen Walsh, California State University, Fullerton; Jack Fong: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Sentiments and Perspectives of Academics about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Jack Fong, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, "The Antecedent Dynamics of Political Opportunity: Employing Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action to 'Read' the Global Death Café Social Movement" jackfong@cpp.edu

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"Walking can improve learning, memory - and possibly delay Alzheimer's" | The Big Issue

Jack Fong, a sociologist at California State Polytechnic University who has studied solitude, advocates the sociological and psychological value of moderated aloneness in order to get to know oneself that bit better, and our context in modern society.
"Walking is an ideal method for experiencing solitude," says Fong. "A nice walk in the forest, on the beach, on a trail," Fong continues, "reminds us just how astoundingly ridiculous modern society has become insofar as how it pitches what we should do with our free time.

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