The Global South and Postcolonial Perspectives in International Sociology

Friday, July 18, 2014: 12:30 PM
Room: 502
Oral Presentation
Sujata PATEL , University of Hyderabad, India
Gurminder K. BHAMBRA , Sociology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Manuela BOATCA , Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
A powerful current development in our discipline is the emergence of postcolonial and global-south sociologies.  This is not a new specialization, but a change in perspectives that will affect all fields of sociology.  New possibilities are currently being explored in sociological theory, sociologies of disability, education, gender, modernization, the history of sociology, and more.  This session is planned as an interactive event in which leading colleagues in this movement of thought will debate issues raised by the participating units and by other ISA members.  In the later part of the session, comments and questions from the floor will open a dialogue with members of the panel.  Among the themes for the session are questions of centrality and marginality, changing methodologies, changing agendas for research, new audiences, and changing curricula for teaching sociology.