History of Sociology in the Global South I

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC08 History of Sociology (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

Global South’ has become a popular concept in the social sciences. However, we still lack more empirical research on the concrete dynamics of knowledge production in the so-called South. This session aims to bring together papers who analyze how sociology was established in different regions and countries within the South. We are especially interested in comparative perspectives which analyze the circulation of theories, intellectuals and  books between North-South and South-South. We also welcome papers which address key questions for those interested in understanding the history of the discipline in this vast area, such as: dependency and autonomy in knowledge production; the role of sociologists in the public life; the labor market for sociologists in the South; studies on current sociology in Latin America, Africa and Oceania and connections between different sociological traditions.
Session Organizers:
Diego PEREYRA, Gino Germani Institute, Argentina and Joao Marcelo EHLERT MAIA, Fundation Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Diego PEREYRA, Gino Germani Research Institute / Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Argentina
Oral Presentations
Durkheim in the Pampas: His Reception in Argentina and Uruguay (1894-1947)
Esteban VILA, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani, Argentina
Social Sciences in Palestine: Critical Reflexing
Abaher EL SAKKA, Birzeit University, Palestine
Pathways of Public Sociology in Nepal
Tek SUBEDI, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Nepal