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Name: Dr. Muhammad Zaman
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Sociology


Qualifications: PhD Sociology (Leipzig University- Germany)
Post-Doc (University of Warsaw-Poland and Free University Belgium)


Phone: +92-51 9064-3220
Email: zaman@qau.edu.pk
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

1. Deviance and Criminology
2. Sociology of Development
3. Research Methodology
4. Youth and Family
5. Sociology of Environment 

(1). Book

Zaman, Muhammad. 2011. Exchange Marriages in South Punjab, Pakistan: A Sociological Analysis of Kinship Structure, Agency, and Symbolic Culture. Frankfurt (M)/ Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag.

(II). Chapters In Books

Zaman, Muhammad and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr.2010. Obstructed individualization and social anomie: Marriage relations in rural Pakistan and their relevance for an empirically grounded theory of individualization conflicts. Pp 155-176 in Individualisierungen. Ein Vierteljahrhundert „jenseits von Stand und Klasse“. Edited by Berger, Peter A./Hitzler, Ronald. Wiesbaden: VS.
Zaman, Muhammad. N. Zaman, Jadwiga Królikowska. 2011. Islamic Concept of Charity and Social Security: Formation of Moral Economy. False Promises of Multi- culturalism. Edited by Jadwiga Królikowska: Warsaw. University of Warsaw.

(III). Research Articles

Zaman, Muhammad. 2008. Socio-cultural Security, Emotions and Exchange Marriages in an Agrarian Community. South Asia Research. Vol. 28(3): 285-298.
Zaman, Muhammad, Bakht Rawan, Syed Abdul Siraj (co-author). 2008. BBC as a diasporic mass medium or an agent of public diplomacy: Users’ perceptions in Pakistan and Germany. Global Media Journal. Available online: http://www.aiou.edu.pk/gmj/artical1.asp. Reprinted in the Journal of Political Studies. Vol. XVII:167-179 (2010)
Zaman, Muhammad. (2010). Marriage of Cousins: Congenital Diseases and People’s Perception in Pakistan, a Public Health Challenge. Journal of Public Health Policy. Vol. 31(3):381-383.
Zaman, Muhammad. 2011. Social Movements, Conflicts and Rise of Extremism in Pakistan. PRACE IPSiR UW. Vol. 17: 155-173.
Zaman, Muhammad. (2011). Methodological Gravitism. The Qualitative Report. Vol. 16 (6): 1574-1598.
Zaman, Muhammad. 2011. A Brief History of Penal Cultures in Pakistan: Interplay of Tradition and Modernity. PRACE IPSiR UW. Vol. 18: 7-24.
Zaman, Muhammad. (Forth coming). Impact of Exchange Marriage on Children in Pakistan: Social Security or Insecurity. (In press)
Zaman. Muhammad. (Forth coming). Family Conflict Management in Pakistan. (in press).
Zaman, Muhammad. (Forth coming). Exchange Marriages in a Community of Pakistan: Adequate Social Exchange. (in Press).

Participation in the “World and Global History” First European Congress held on September 22-25, 2005 in University of Leipzig.

A paper: “Socio-cultural security concerns and mate selection in an agrarian community” presented at the “9th European Association for Social Anthropologist (EASA) Conference: on September 18-21, 2006 in Bristol, UK.

Participation in” The Nature of Society” Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (German Sociological Congress) on October 9-13, 2006 in Kassel-Germany.

Participation in the conference on “Secularity and religious vitality” on July 23-27, 2007 in University Leipzig.

A paper: “Cosmopolitan knowledge and Indigenous Perceptions of Congenital diseases among the Cousin Marriage Practioners in Kabirwala Community” presented in the “Two Days International Conference on Congenital malformations and inherited disorders in childhood in Pakistan and in the Pakistani communities in Norway, held at the Department of Anthropology Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad on November 12-13, 2007.

A paper: “BBCWS, Connectivity and the Pakistani Diaspora” presented in the “International Broadcasting, Public Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, A conference to evaluate 75 years of BBC overseas broadcasting” 18-19 December 2007, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. See http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/broadcasting/index.html, Paper available online: http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/diasporas/conference/pdf/bbc_connectivity.pdf.

A paper: “Social Exchange system” presented at the Institute of Sociology, University of Jena, Germany on May 21, 2008.

A paper: “Domestic Conflict Management” presented in the “Pakistan Workshop 2009” held at The Rook How, The Lake District, UK.

Participated in the international conference: “Irena Sendler, Humanism of the heart part II: The remembrance of about Holocaust and the Righteous”, organized on October 22, 2010 at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

I was one of the organizers of the International Conference “War and Peace: Social consequences of migration and cultural contact”. Besides this, I presented my paper: Nature of Intercultural Contacts at the Old Library Hall, University of Warsaw, Poland on February 23, 2011.

I presented a paper: “Sociology of Human Rights with reference to the Customary Practices in Rural Pakistan: Social Structure of Violence” was presented at “International Conference on Implementing Human Rights: A Way Forward”, held at the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan on March 29-30, 2012.



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