Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Field of Specialty
Classical and Contemporary Social Theory, Legal Studies, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Culture, Existential Sociology.
Pearlman Hall 107
Gila J Hayim
The thematic concerns of Gila Hayim's research revolve around the sociology and social psychology of cultural and identity transformations, especially in relation to our transitional experience in the emergent network society. An additional focus of Hayim's research centers around the study of complex systems using an autopoiesis methodology.
Hayim,Gila J. Instability, Complexity, and Cultural Change: An Autopoiesis Approach. Mellen Press: An International Publisher of Advanced Research, 2006.
Hayim,Gila J. "Hegel's Critical Theory and Feminist Concerns." Hegel, Volume II (The International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy). Ed. David Lamb. Dartmouth: Ashgate Press, 1998. 545-565..
Hayim, Gila J. "Existentialism and Sociology: An Expanded Edition with a New Introduction,". Transactions Publishers, New Brunswick,, 1996.
Hayim,Gila J. Existentialism and Sociology: The Contribution of Jean-Paul Sartre. Transaction Books, 1995.
Hayim,Gila J. "Post-Modern Tendencies in the Social Theory of Luhmann." Human Studies: A Journal of Philosophy and the Social Sciences 27. (1994): 307-324.
Hayim,Gila J. "Naturalism and the Crisis of Rationalism in Habermas." Social Theory and Practice 18. 2 (1992): 187-209.
Hayim,Gila J. The Existential Sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.
Hayim, Gila J. "Modern Reality Strategies: An analysis of Weber, Freud, and Ellul"." Human Studies 1. 4 (1978).
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