.S. Aminul Islam
Book Review Editor:
A.I. Mahbuib Uddin Ahmed
Sociology in Bangladesh:
University of Dhaka
University of Rajshahi
University of Chittagong
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
University of Khulna
Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology is the primary publication of the Bangladesh Sociological Society. Starting with its first issue in January 2004, the peer reviewed e-Journal has now attained an international stature. It is considered by the International Sociological Association as one of the “core” journals of the discipline and reaches all the English reading countries. Although the initial objectives were to publish articles written by Bangladeshi sociologists and work towards a “Sociology of Bangladesh”, a major section of the articles published in the journal today are sent by authors from outside of Bangladesh, from other South Asian countries and a large portion from the African countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is referred by major universities all over the world, including the USA, and many countries of Europe and Asia. Articles published in the e-Journal are listed in the “Google Scholar” and many have been published as book chapters and some translated into other languages.
As a matter of policy, the BEJS encourages young and often first time authors to send in their articles for publication. And we are proud to report that over the years many such authors have gone on to make a name for themselves in their respective fields of work. The journal also delves into areas, often controversial or sensitive, that other more reputed journals may not venture into. BEJS has, thus, published articles on terrorism, militancy, suicide bombing, Boko Haram, genital mutilation, street based sex workers, gangs of female rapists and domestic violence among others. Besides, the wide range of issues covered by the journal are authored by sociologists and non-sociologists alike, including public servants, preachers, social workers and even engineers. The e-Journal itself, therefore, is a major contribution to the academic world in its own right and continues to strive for greater achievements.
Established in 2003, the Bangladesh Sociological Society is an association of sociologists from Bangladesh established for the promotion of sociological teaching, research and publication in Bangladesh. The primary objective of the Society is, to introduce works done by the Bangladeshi sociologists and a “Sociology of Bangladesh” to the world academia. The society is a purely academic organization based in the University of Dhaka and is a non-profit organization funded by the contributions of the participating members only.