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The contemporary world has reached a pivotal moment of escalating injustices and apocalyptic risks, but also of unprecedented opportunities. Mounting pressures of social and ecological problems are met by a confluence of intellectual trends that allow the questioning of entrenched assumptions and the unleashing of a forward-oriented sociological imagination. In Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, a diverse collection of regional experts explore contemporary trends, alternative visions, and new directions for sociological research, raising issues that reflect the complexity of challenges facing future projects on a shared planet. Topics include:  • Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives in Latin America  • An African-centred approach to Knowledge Production  • Post-Islamist Democracy Based on the revised papers of the Opening and Closing Plenaries of the Third ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, Austria, July 2016, which Markus Schulz organized on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.”

Social Movements: The Core of General Sociology
Social Movements: The Core of General Sociology
Michel Wieviorka

The choice of such an issue – ‘The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World’ – is not banal. Yes, we social scientists have to think globally, and yes, a main task for sociology is to analyze struggles. But this is not obvious. And let me add immediately that struggles for a better world should be opposed to hatred and violence, destruction and self-destruction, to social anti-movements, but that they deserve also not to be researched too independently: it is very useful to study together the Good and Evil, struggles for a better world, on the one hand, and on the ...

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