Decolonizing European Sociology: Transdisciplinary Approaches

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Dr Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Dr Manuela Manuela Boatcă, Prof Dr Sérgio Costa
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 284 pages
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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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Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is Senior Lecturer in Transcultural Studies at the University of Manchester, UK, Manuela Boatca is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociological Theory and Researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, Sérgio Costa is Professor of Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin and a Senior Researcher at the Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (São Paulo)

Manuela Boatca, Sérgio Costa, Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Nilüfer Göle, Gregor McLennan, Jin Haritaworn, Immanuel Wallerstein, Kien Nghi Ha, Sandra Gil Araújo, Shirley Anne Tate, Franco Cassano, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Heriberto Cairo.

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