Sociological Trajectories from the Global South and Peripheral Countries

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: Booth 49
RC08 History of Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

The history of sociology as we know it has been mainly a Northern enterprise. Textbooks and mainstream accounts tend to focus on sociologists and theories from Europe or North America, leaving aside the contributions from other regions of the world. This session will thus include papers from, and about, sociology as it has been, and is currently practiced in countries from the Global South and the world periphery. Papers may interrogate concepts such as post-colonialism, imperialism, modernisation or globalisation, or may be empirical, focusing on the impact of these, or related, social dynamics. We particularly welcome papers which adopt a comparative or transnational perspective, focusing on biographies, intellectual traditions, discourses and institutions.
Session Organizers:
Fran COLLYER, The University of Sydney, Australia and João MAIA, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil
Potential, Strength and Weakness of Argentinian Social Sciences to Analyze Contemporary Society (Oral Presentation)
Juan Ignacio PIOVANI, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina; Fernanda BEIGEL, CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina

The Politics of Indigenous Social Science: A View from Indian Sociology (Oral Presentation)
Manish THAKUR, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India

Turkish Sociology's Footprint in the History of Sociology (Oral Presentation)
Tülay KAYA, Istanbul University, Turkey

Exploring the Narratives of Sociology in 21st Century Nigeria: Some Prospects and Challenges (Oral Presentation)
Wale ADESINA, Ekiti State University, Nigeria