Selected Publications 

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*A primate city ("primate" rhymes with "climate"), sometimes referred to as a primacy city, is a particular urban configuration.
**Sociometrics (Los Gatos, CA) technical reports 


Fong, Jack. [Forthcoming] "Employing Lyn Lofland and Ray Oldenburg’s Urban Sociology to “Read” the Emptying of Los Angeles’ Publics." In Reconfiguring Community and Society: Early Consequences of Pandemic Distancing Around the World During 2020, edited by Jack Fong. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 

Fong, Jack (ed). [Forthcoming] Reconfiguring Community and Society: Early Consequences of Pandemic Distancing Around the World During 2020. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 

Fong, Jack. [Forthcoming] "The Continuing Tensions Between Thai Nationalism and Thai Democracy in the Twenty First Century: A Weberian Reading." In Handbook of Nationalism in East and Southeast Asia, edited by Zhouxiang Lu. Oxfordshire: Routledge. 

Fong, Jack. 2020. “Death Cafés.” World Religions and Spirituality Project, April 14.

Fong, Jack. 2020. Employing Nietzsche's Sociological Imagination: How to Understand Totalitarian Democracy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Fong, Jack. 2019. "Mourning a Late King through Portraiture: Articulations of the Sacred and Profane in the Primate City of Bangkok." Journal of Asian and African Studies 54(2):229-247.*  

Fong, Jack. 2017. The Death Café Movement: Exploring the Horizons of Mortality. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Fong, Jack. 2017. "Sentiments and Perspectives of Academics about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)." Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 28(1):49-76.

Fong, Jack. 2016. "Making Operative Concepts from Murray Schafer's Soundscapes Typology: A Qualitative and Comparative Analysis of Noise Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand and Los Angeles, California." Urban Studies 53(1):173-192.

Fong, Jack. 2014. "The Role of Solitude in Transcending Social Crises-New Possibilities for Existential Sociology." Pp. 499-516 in A Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, edited by Robert Coplan and Julie Bowker. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 

Fong, Jack. 2013. "Political Vulnerabilities of a Primate City: The May 2010 Red Shirts Uprising in Bangkok, Thailand." Journal of Asian and African Studies  48(3):332-347. 

Fong, Jack. 2012. "The Politics of Burmese Indigeneity: Karen Transcommunalism as Revolutionary and Development Force." Pp. 111-157 in Indigeneity: Collected Essays, edited by John Brown Childs and Guillermo Delgado. Santa Cruz, CA: New Pacific Press. 

Fong, Jack. 2011. "Methodological and Positional Considerations of Crisis Field Research: The Karen Struggle against the Military Regimes of Burma." Pp. 55-74 in Research Beyond Borders, edited by Lise-Hélène Smith and Anjana Narayan. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Fong, Jack. 2009. "Sacred Nationalism: The Thai Monarchy and Primordial Nation Construction." Journal of Contemporary Asia 39(4):673-696.

Fong, Jack. 2008. "American Social 'Reminders' of Citizenship after September 11, 2001: Nativisms and the Ethnocratic Retractability of American Identity." Qualitative Sociology Review 4(1):69-91.

Fong, Jack. 2008. "Revising the Ethnodevelopment Model to Address Karen Self-determination in the Context of Ethnocratic and Military-ruled Burma." Ethnic and Racial Studies 31(2):327-357.

Fong, Jack. 2008. Revolution as Development: The Karen Self-Determination Struggle against Ethnocracy (1949 to 2004). Boca Raton, FL: BrownWalker Press. [Password-protected photos from the KNLA period]

Fong, Jack C., Eric L. Lang, Elizabeth A. McKean. 1995.** 1994 NOD Survey of American with Disabilities: A User's Guide to the Machine-Readable Files and Documentation. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics.

Fong, Jack C., Eric L. Lang, Elizabeth A. McKean. 1995.** 1991 NOD Survey of Public Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities: A User's Guide to the Machine-Readable Files and Documentation. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics.

Fong, Jack C., Eric L. Lang, Elizabeth A. McKean. 1995.** 1986 ICD Survey: Employing Disabled Americans: A User's Guide to the Machine-Readable Files and Documentation. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics.

Fong, Jack C., Eric L. Lang, Elizabeth A. McKean. 1995.** 1986 ICD Survey of Disabled Americans: Bringing Disabled Americans into the Mainstreams: A User's Guide to the Machine-Readable Files and Documentation. Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics.