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Susantha Goonatilake: Journal Publications and Chapters in books (a selection)

1. “Happiness and the Psychological Content of Anuradhapura”

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Vol.61, Pt. 2, Pages 71-88
2. "Ancient Sri Lanka Ergonomics: Lumbar Supported Seats" in Ergonomics in
Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors A pplications SAGE 2014
3. "The Transmission Belt for Steel Technology:I deas Transfer from Sri Lanka
towards Japan" Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series pp
51-67 LV111 part 1 2013

4. “Border Crossings in Anthropology and Buddhist Philosophy” in Giri, A. and

Clammer, J. (eds) 2013. Philosophy and Anthropology. London: Anthem Press
5. “Social Construction and Deconstruction of a ‘Theocracy’” Antiquity
(2011)Volume: 85 Number: 329 Page: 1060–1065
6. “The emerging ecology of genetic, digital and cultural (including non-Western)
information environments” tripleC 7(2): 415-424, 2009 ISSN 1726-670X CC: Creative Commons License, 2009. Position Paper Number 3

7. "White Sahibs, Brown Sahibs: Tracking Dharmapala" Journal of the Royal

Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series pp 53-136 LIV 2008

8. “Really Different? The Future of Future Studies” Foresight (Vol. 10 No 4 2008)

9. "Locating South Asian Anthropology within the Shift to Asia" in N. K. Das, V. R.

Rao (ed) Identity, Cultural Pluralism and State, Macmillan India Publication,
New Delhi 2009

10. "Knowledge as an Ecology" in Problematizing Global Knowledge Mike

Featherstone et al (Eds) Sage Publications 2006

11. “’Prophet’ Looking for a Nineteenth Century Future” Social Epistemology Vol.
19, No. 1, Month, 2005, pp. 111–127

12. "Cultural Imperialism: A Short History, Future and a Post Script from the Present"
in Cultural Imperialism: essays on the political economy of cultural domination /
edited by Bernd Hamm and Russell Smandych. Peterborough, Broadview Press,
2005. pp 33-52

13. “The Construction of the Panadura Vaadaya as Buddhist Fundamentalism”,

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series Vol. XLIX 2004 pp
87-118 Special Number on the Panadura Vaadaya

14. “Buddhist Foundational Approaches in Bioethics”, Journal of Buddhist Studies
Centre of Buddhist Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka Volume 2, January 2004 pp 117 -

15. “Information Currents in an Interlinked Ocean of Genes, Cultures and Computing

Artifacts”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Special Issue on the
Global Brain (forthcoming)

16. “Knowledge, Science and Technology and the West-East Transition” in Peter
D.Hershock, Marietta Stepaniants, Roger T.Ames (eds) Technology And Cultural
Venues: On The Edge Of The Third Millennium University Of Hawaii Press 2003
pp 46-69
17. “Non-western Science – Mining civilizational knowledge” in Kevin Rosner (ed)
The Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS UNESCO Paris 2004

18. “Science and Technology: Struggles without Political Support” Irfan Habib and
Raina Dhruv (eds) History of Humanity, UNESCO Paris (2004)

19. “’Buddhist Protestantism’: The Reverse Flow of Ideas from Sri Lanka to the
West” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka New Series Vol. XLV
2002 pp 35-71

20. "The Merged Evolution of Culture, Genes and Artefact" in Michael Wheeler,
John Ziman, and Maggie Boden (co-editors) The Evolution of Cultural Entities
The British Academy 2002

21. “Towards a Post-European, Post-Enlightenment Future” in Richard Slaughter

(Series Editor ) The Knowledge Base Of Futures Studies: Directions & Outlooks
Millennium Edition, Living Presence Books ((2001) Indooroopilly, Queensland

22. Humanity Three Thousand Symposium No. 1 Proceedings, Volume 1 and Volume
11 Seattle, Washington USA August 12-16-2000

23. “Modern physics bears the imprint of Western and Asian philosophies”,
Millennium Essay Nature 25 May 2000, Vol. 405 issue no. 6785

24. “Challenging Science” New Scientist, 28 October 2000

25. “’Communities’ And Communications in The New Millennium” in The Quest for
a Unified Theory of Information Edited by Wolfgang Hofkirchner Amsterdam:
Gordon and Breach, 1999

26. “De-Westernising Futures Studies” in Rescuing All Our Futures: The Future of
Futures Studies Ziauddin Sardar (ed) Adamantine Press Limited, 21st Century
Series, Twickenham 1999 pp 72 – 83

27. “A post-European century in science”, Futures 31 (9-10) (1999) pp. 923-927

28. "Towards a meta-ethic derived from evolutionary lineages" in van de Vijver,

Gertrudis ; Salthe, Stanley S.; Delpos, Manuela; (eds) Evolutionary Systems,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 1997

29. “East and West: India in the Transmission of Knowledge from East to West”
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non
Western Cultures, Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordecht/Boston/London 1997
pp 266-270

30. “A Search for New Psychologies” Sri Lanka Journal Of Buddhist Studies
Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Volume V, 1996 pp 131 - 165

31. “Towards a post-European, post-Enlightenment future”, Futures 28 (6-7) (1996)

pp. 573-576
32. "Pre-colonial Science and Technology in the Third World" in Graham Woodgate
and Michael Redclift (eds); The Sociology of the Environment (International
Library of Critical Writings in Sociology) 3 volume set edition (1995) Edward
Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham

33. “The Wandering Self: Between Cultural Localization and Globalization” in The

Futures Of Cultures, UNESCO Paris 1994

34. “Asian Science and Technology on a New Century's Doorstep” Philosophy &
Social Action 1994

35. “Technology Assessment: Some Questions from a Developing Country

Perspective” Technological Forecasting and Social Change Volume 45, Issue 1,
(January 1994) Pages 63-77

36. “New Technologies and the Global Social System'” in World Social Report 1993,
United Nations, New York

37. "Modern Science and the Periphery: the Characteristics of Dependent

Knowledge" in Sandra Harding (ed) The "Racial" Economy of Science Indiana
University Press, 1993, Bloomington

38. “The Wandering Self: Between Cultural Localization and Globalization” The
Decolonization of Imagination: Culture, Knowledge and Power, Jan Nederveen
Pieterse and Bhikhu Parekh (eds) Zed Press 1993

39. “Information Dynamics: A New Perspective for the Biological, Cultural and
Environmental Crisis” in Ubiratan D'ambrasio and Vladislav Kotchekov (eds)
Towards Ecoethics UNESCO Paris 1993 pp 52-60

40. "The New Technologies and the 'End of History'" Futures Research Quarterly
Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1993 pp 71-93
41. “Growing the tree of knowledge” Ecodecision Environment and Policy
Magazine The Royal Society of Canada No. 9 June/July 1993 pp 48-53

42. “The Freedom to Imagine" Futures Vol. 25, Number 4, May 1993
43. “Future of Asian Cultures : Between Localization and Globalization” in
Eleonora Barbieri and Yogesh Atal (eds) Perspectives on Asia's Futures: the
Futures of Asian Cultures pp 131 – 158 Social and Human Sciences in Asia and
the Pacific RUSHSAP Series of Monographs 1993 Bangkok, Thailand

44. “Globalization and Localization: a Perspective from Cultural Information

Processing” in Mike Mannerma, Sohail Inyatullah and Rick Slaughter (eds)
Coherence and Chaos in our Common Futures World Futures Studies Federation
and Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland 1993

45. “The Historical Geopolitics of Knowledge” Science Studies Vol 6 No.2 1993 pp


46. "The lessons from Asia: From Past Experience to the Future" in Goonatilake et al

(eds) Technological Independence: the Asian Experience (United Nations

University, Tokyo 1993

47. ‘Evolution's New Start’ Ecodecision

48. “The Merged Evolution of Artificial Life, Genes and Culture” Leonardo / the
International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology MIT 1992

49. “Biotechnology and the Merged Evolution of Genes and Culture” Journal Of
Social and Evolutionary Systems Vol. 15, No.3, 1992

50. “Reconceptualizing the Cultural Dynamics of the Future” Futures London,

Volume 24, Number 10, December 1992

51. “The Voyages of Discovery and the Loss and Re-discovery of 'others'' Knowledge'
Impact of Science and Society, UNESCO 1992, Paris, Volume 42, Number 3

52. “The Problem of Creativity in Japanese Science: A Civilizational Perspective”

VRF Series Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo 1992

53. “The Science System in Sri Lanka” in A. Rahman Science and Technology in the
Indian Subcontinent, Longmanns, London, 1990

54. "Max Weber's Social Construction of Buddhism" in Contemporary social issues :
essays in honour of Prof. P.K.B. Nayar edited by Jacob John Kattakayam. (Prof.
P.K.B. Nayar Farewell, Committee, Department of Sociology, University of
Kerala, Trivandrum 1990).
55. “A Science and Technology Project for our Times”, in N.P. Gupta (ed), Science,
Technology and Development, World Federation of Scientific Workers, New
Delhi, 1989

56. 'A Project for our Times', in Ziauddin Sardar ed. The Revenge of Athena: Science,
Exploitation & the Third World, Mansell Publishing Limited, London 1989

57. "The Son, the Father, and the Holy Ghosts." Economic and Political Weekly, 5
August,1768-69. 1989

58. “Information Flow Lines and Self Organisation in Gene, Culture and xosomatic
Devices”, Symposium on Mind and Knowledge, Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka,
Peradeniya, in Marga, Vol.9, No.2, 1988

59. “Epistemology and Ideology in Science, Technology and Development”, in Atul

Wad (ed) Science, Technology and development, West View Press, New York

60. "Meta Evolution and Information Lineages", in Proceedings of the International

Federation of Social Science Organisations, 8th General Conference, Copenhagen,

61. Technological Change, Work Organisation and Pay: Lessons from Asia
International Labour Office, Geneva, 1988.

62. “ Indigenous Scientific Roots and the Problem of Scientific Creativity”,

Proceedings of the National Science and Technology Conference 1988, Royal
Nepal Academy of Science & Technology, Khatmandu, 1989

63. A Report on the Inputs into Science in Sri Lanka, (co-authored with S. Liyanage
and M.A.T. de Silva), Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, 1987

64. “Transfer Systems in Science and Technology and Indigenous Intellectual

Initiatives”, Philosophy & Social Action Vol.xiii, No.1-4, Jan-Dec. 1987

65. “Inventions and Developing Countries”, Impact of Science and Society,

UNESCO, Autumn,1987

66. “Rethinking Intellectual and Social History” Boundaries of Knowledge: The

Prologue of our Cultural Past, UNESCO, 1986

67. “Evolution of Information” in Special issue “The Evolution of the Capacity for
Culture: Sociobiology, Structuralism and Cultural Selectionism” Current
Anthropology Vol. 27, No. 4 (Aug. – Oct., 1986) p 330-331

68. "Some Building Blocks in Architecture for the 21st century to fit the Ecology,
Economies and Social Psychology of Sri Lanka” Lanka in the 21st Century:
Future Perspectives, Architects Institute, Colombo, 1986

69. “So called Collected Works of A. T. Ariyaratne”, Journal of Contemporary Asia

13 (2):236-242, 1985

70. “Dependence of Third World Science and a New Fall of Constantinople”,

Proceedings of International Conference on Science in Islamic Polity - Its
Present, Past and Future, Islamabad, 1983

71. “Colonies and Scientific Expansion (and Contraction)”, in Review, Journal of the
Fernand Braudel Center, SUNY, Vol.V No.3, 1982

72. Science in the Centre and Science in the Periphery: Modes of Domination and
Modes of Imitation Third World Studies, University of Philippines, Diliman,

73. Colonial Culture and Endogenous Intellectual Creativity, United Nations

University, Tokyo, 1982.

74. "Food Culture and Human Rights" in Goonatilake et al (eds) Food as a Human
Right (United Nations University, Tokyo 1982)

75. “The Search for Indigenous Sciences: Review of Approaches”, Proceedings of the
Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science, Annual Sessions, 1982

76. "The Formation of Sri Lankan Culture, Reinterpretation of Chronicle and

Archeological Material (through technological variables)", Ancient Ceylon,
Vol.4 Dept. of Archeology, Colombo, May 1981.

77. “Social Production of Technology and Technological Determinants of Social

Systems” in Science, Technology and Society in Developing Countries, H.N.
Sethna, R. Chidambaram, B.V. Subarayappa, B.M. Udgaonkar (eds) 1979

78. “Social Production of Technology and Technological Determinants of Social

Systems” in Science and Society Vol 3 No.4 Nov 1980

79. “Social and Cultural Factors in Energy Use: Production Modes and Energy Use in
Sri Lanka” in Mohan Munasinghe (ed) Energy in Sri Lanka, SLAAS, Colombo
1980 pp 484-90

80. “Technology as a Social Gene”, Journal of Scientific Industrial Research, Vol.38,
New Delhi, July 1979

81. The Political Economy of Government Supports (Marketing, Insurance, Credit

etc.) and Small Farmer Practices and Income, FAO, Bangkok, 1979,

82. Establishment of a Managerial Civil Service in Sri Lanka, Asian and Pacific
Development Administration Centre Publications, Kuala Lumpur, 1979,

83. “Outsider Bias and Ethnocentricity: The Case of Gunnar Myrdal”, Sociological
Bulletin, Vol.27 No.1, New Delhi, March 1978

84. Tourism in Sri Lanka: The Mapping of International Inequalities and their
Internal Structural Effects Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill
University, Montreal, January 1978.

85. “Towards a Study of "Europology"', Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for
the Advancement of Science, Presidential Address, (Social Science) Annual
Sessions, December 1977

86. "A brief Survey of Development Thought", Education and Socio-Economic

Development in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute 1977

87. "Socio-economic Changes and Culture since Independence", Traditional Rural

Culture in Sri Lanka, Colombo Museum and UNESCO, Colombo, 1977

88. "Development Education" in Non-Formal Education, World University Service

Colombo, 1977.pp 56-69

89. "Socio-economic Changes and Culture since Independence", Proceedings of the

National Symposium on Traditional Rural Culture in Sri Lanka, Colombo, June

90. "Socio-economic changes since Independence: The Responses of the

Administrative System", The Administrator, Journal of the Sri Lanka
Administrative Service Association, Colombo, December 1976

91. “Afhankelijke sociale structuren ed de sociale structur van

kennisafhankelijkheld”, ('Knowledge of Dependent Social Structures and the
Social Structure of Dependent Knowledge'), International Spectator, the Journal
of the Dutch Institute of International Affairs, June 1976

92. “Colonial Culture”, Social Scientist, Vol.4, No.5, Trivandrum, January 1976

93. “Technology and the Social Context in Sri Lanka”, Engineer, Colombo,
Institution of Engineers, December 1975

94. “Development Thinking as Cultural Neo-Colonialism”, Bulletin of the Institute of

Development Studies, Sussex, April, 1975 (with a reply by Michael Lipton). The
debate continued in the Bulletin, October, 1975, with further comments by Rita
Cruise O'Brien, Michael Lipton and Susantha Goonatilake. A reply also by
Godfrey Goonatilake in Marga, Vol.2, No.4, Colombo, 1975

95. “Administering Development in South Asia”, South Asian Review, London, April

96. "Review of Literature in the last 20 years in Politics in Sri Lanka", South Asian
Review, London, February 1975

97. "From Colonial Administration to Development Administration", Journal of

Development Administration, Colombo, November 1975.

98. “Late Development Effect in technology and society” , (with a reply by Ron
Dore), Bulletin of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, February 1975

99. “Imperialism and Development Studies”, Race & Class, XVI, London, October

100. "Is Modern Management Relevant", Journal of Development

Administration, Colombo, 1972.

101. "Environmental Influence on an Industrial Organisation in Ceylon",

Modern Ceylon Studies, Vol.3, No.1, Peradeniya, July 1972.