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Sociologies in Dialogue

Sociologies in Dialogue

Edited by:
  • Sari Hanafi - American University of Beirut, Lebanon, (Lebanon)
  • Chin-Chun Yi - Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

October 2020 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Sociologies in Dialogue brings together expert contributions from international scholars, who reflect on the importance of collaboration between diverse sociological perspectives to enhance our understanding of the role of sociology as an academic discipline, and as a vehicle for social change.

By exploring the distinctive practices and research of a range of sociologists, the book shows how an open dialogue between sociologists is critical to addressing major sociological issues across the globe such as inequality and ethnocentrism, and challenging the hierarchies of knowledge production and circulation. Contributors also discuss novel strands in theory and methodology such as multicultural sociology, cosmopolitanism, and multiple modernities.

An important contribution for researchers and students interested in global sociology, sociological theories and methodologies.

Chapter 1. Introduction by Sari Hanafi and Chin-Chun Yi
Part 1. Trends in Internationalization of sociology (North-South and South-South)
Chapter 2. Global or globish sociology? Scientific academic journals, internationalization, national assessment policies: an Italian case-study by Paola Borgna
Chapter 3. The Brazilian Sociological Society and recent reflections on the Internationalization of Sociology by Tom Dwyer and Carlos Benedito Martins
Chapter 4. Place, Time and Generations in a Global Dialogue about Social Change by Dan Woodman
Chapter 5. A Missed Cognitive Chance for Social Knowledge by Anna Wessely
Part 2. Emerging new local sociologies
Chapter 6. Project Filipinong Sosyolohiya: A Nativist Sociology Converses with the Global Sociology by Dennis S. Erasga
Chapter 7. The Mestizo sociology of Latin America by Roberto Briceño-León
Chapter 8. Sociology in Mexico as a Witness of Multiple Modernities by Fernando R. Castañeda
Chapter 9. The problematics of the justice issue in a changing society: the Russian case by Mikhail F. Chernysh
Chapter 10. Taiwanese Sociology’s Road to Professionalization and Engagement by Chih-Jou Jay Chen
Part 3. Sociology in (post)authoritarian context
Chapter 11. Postcolonialism vs post-authoritarianism: The Arab World and Latin America in comparative perspective by Sari Hanafi
Chapter 12. Practicing Sociology in Syria: Dilemmas in the Context of Authoritarianism and Conflict by Kheder Zakaria
Chapter 13. Ethno-cultural identity and development of intercultural dialogue in Azerbaijan by Rufat Guliyev
Chapter 14. “Victims of geography or politics?”: Public and policy sociology in the Croatian sociology by Jasminka Lažnjak
Part 4. When Sociology becomes public
Chapter 15. The Significance of Public Sociology for Welfare Reform: Beyond the empirical-normative dichotomy by Kazuo Seiyama
Chapter 16. Reconciliation and Decolonization: Challenges for Committing Sociology in a Connected World by Terry Wotherspoon
Chapter 17. The Production of Knowledge in the Public Domain: a case study on Polish attitudes towards recent migration into Europe by Tomasz Korczynski, Tomasz Maslanka, Rafal Wisniewski and Cardinal Wyszynski
Chapter 18. Building in sociology in a pluralistic society: forty years of sociological practice in Spain by Manuel Fernández-Esquinas, Cristóbal Torres-Albero and Lucila Finkel
Part 5. Hurdles for the dialogue: challenges of the institutionalization of sociology
Chapter 19. Sociology in Portugal: local, national, and international dialogues by João Teixeira Lopes, Pedro Abrantes, Lígia Ferro, Madalena Ramos, Benedita Portugal e Melo, Ana Ferreira, Dalila Cerejo and Alexandra Aníbal
Chapter 20. Palestinian Sociology: Divergent Practices and Approaches by Abaher El Sakka
Chapter 21. Crisis of Unplanned Expansion of Sociology in the Global South: Problems and Prospects of Sociological Education in Bangladesh by Shaikh Mohammad Kais

Sociologies in Dialogue brings together an engaging conversation from sociologists from 20 countries, whose joint mission is to explore the contemporary relevance of sociology in their national contexts and to share their experiences across the borders. Classical sociology came on stage when the Western societies underwent the convulsions brought about by industrial revolution and democratic revolution, while the majority of African, Asian, and Latin American peoples were ruled by colonial powers. Born in 1948, International Sociological Association (ISA) aims at spreading sociological research globally. This ISA-sponsored volume is a vivid testimony of the global flourishing of sociology as an intellectual project to make sense of the ongoing social changes brought about by multiple challenges of neoliberalism, populism, and geopolitical conflicts. This book also documents the worldwide intervention of nationally-based sociologists into the burning issues of their societies, be it reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada, anti-immigration sentiment in Poland, the humanitarian crisis of Syrian diaspora, and the external threat to Taiwan's democracy. Sociologies in Dialogue is a rich source showcasing how locally-embedded sociologists continue to carry on the global conversation about the mission of sociology on a worldwide scale.

Ming-sho Ho
Professor, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University

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