Movements and Scholars As Knowledge Producers in the Global South

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 13:15
Oral Presentation
Breno BRINGEL, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Social and intellectual movements have coexisted during the last decades in a cognitive and geopolitical critique that has questioned the classic Western narratives of sociology and the forms of knowledge production. The labels used (Southern theories; alternative epistemologies; peripheral sociology; post-colonial theories, etc.) are diverse and take on distinct epistemological, theoretical and methodological assumptions and local/national/regional traditions, projecting also different interpretations of modernity, the legacy of colonialism and the role of sociology and social movements.