Decolonizing European Sociology (Global Connections) by Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio

By Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa

Decolonizing ecu Sociology builds at the paintings not easy the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric views eminent in mainstream eu sociology through selecting and describing the strategies at paintings in its present serious transformation. Divided into sections geared up round subject matters like modernity, border epistemology, migration and 'the South', this booklet considers the self-definition and simple innovations of social sciences via an evaluation of the recent theoretical advancements, akin to postcolonial thought and subaltern reports, and whether or not they could be defined because the decolonization of the self-discipline. With contributions from a very foreign staff of top social scientists, this quantity constitutes a special and tightly targeted exploration of the demanding situations provided via the decolonization of the self-discipline of sociology.

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Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise: The Latin American Modernity/ Coloniality Research Program. Cultural Studies, 21(2-3), 179210. Postcolonial Sociology: A Research Agenda 29 Fabian, J. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object. New York: Columbia University Press. , Lennox, S. and Zantop, S. (eds) 1998. The Imperialist Imagination: German Colonialism and Its Legacy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Giddens, A. 2002. Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives.

For postcolonial studies, this way of defining culture as involving demarcated and separated units in the realm of which common elements are produced and reproduced comes with theoretical, empirical and methodological insufficiencies. According to postcolonial criticism, the sociological concept of culture supposes homogenizing identity constructions nearly always defined by a link to a territory and associated to one’s place of birth or residence, cultural and social surroundings, etc. This concept of culture does not take into account the separation between the social and the territory and is blind to the growing deterritorialization of the processes of cultural circulation in the contemporary world (Hall 2000: 99; 1994: 44).

Cultural Studies, 21(2-3), 179210. Postcolonial Sociology: A Research Agenda 29 Fabian, J. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object. New York: Columbia University Press. , Lennox, S. and Zantop, S. (eds) 1998. The Imperialist Imagination: German Colonialism and Its Legacy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Giddens, A. 2002. Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives. London: Profile. Gilroy, P. 1993. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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