Decolonizing European Sociology: Transdisciplinary Approaches

Routledge, 13 may 2016 - 284 páginas
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Decolonizing European Sociology builds on the work challenging the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric perspectives eminent in mainstream European sociology by identifying and describing the processes at work in its current critical transformation. Divided into sections organized around themes like modernity, border epistemology, migration and 'the South', this book considers the self-definition and basic concepts of social sciences through an assessment of the new theoretical developments, such as postcolonial theory and subaltern studies, and whether they can be described as the decolonization of the discipline. With contributions from a truly international team of leading social scientists, this volume constitutes a unique and tightly focused exploration of the challenges presented by the decolonization of the discipline of sociology.

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Decolonizing European Sociology Different Paths towards a Pending Project
Part I Unsettling Foundations
Part II Pluralizing Modernity
Part III Questioning Politics of Difference
Part IV BorderThinking
Part V Looking South
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Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is Professor of Sociology at Justus-Liebeg-University Giessen, Germany.

Manuela Boatcă is Professor of Sociology at Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany.

Sérgio Costa is Professor of Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

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