The Circulation of Ideas, Intellectuals and Texts: The Geopolitics of Knowledge Production in Social Sciences I

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC08 History of Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Sociology is now widely regarded as a ‘global’ discipline and the social sciences move on a pendulum always anchored to national/local problems but certainly immersed in the 'international' arena. Though scholars do not agree on how to define ‘global’, the transnational dimension of knowledge production has been highlighted in different studies (Bhambra 2007; Schrecker 2010; Archer; Keim, 2014; Beigel, 2016). This session aims to bring together reflections on how the circulation of ideas, concepts, theories and texts has been shaping sociology and its practitioners. We are also interested in studies that analyse the inequalities of the global division of intellectual labour and its effects on the history and current profile of the social sciences.
Session Organizers:
Fran COLLYER, The University of Sydney, Australia and Fernanda BEIGEL, FCPyS - Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
Fran COLLYER, The University of Sydney, Australia
Oral Presentations
A World of Circuits: Academic Fields in the Crossfire of the Local, the National, the Regional and the Global
Fernanda BEIGEL, INCIHUSA-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
Determinants of Publication in Sociology Journals
Rodolfo NOBREGA, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
World Sociology at Its Making: The Reception of Weber 1920-1937 in Germany, the US and Japan
Reinhold SACKMANN, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany