This latest edition to the ISA handbook series actively engages with the many traditions of sociology in the world. Twenty-nine chapters from prominent international contributors discuss, challenge and re-conceptualize the global discipline of sociology; evaluating the diversities within and between sociological traditions of many regions and nation-states. They assess all aspects of the discipline: ideas and theories; scholars and scholarship; practices and traditions; ruptures and continuities through an international perspective. Its goal is to become a text for debating the contours of international sociology.

Introduction: Diversities of Sociological Traditions

Introduction: Diversities of sociological traditions

Since the seventies and particularly after the nineties the dynamics of the world have changed. Global integration has promoted a free flow of ideas, information and knowledge, goods, services, finance, technology and even diseases, drugs and arms. At one level the world has contracted. It has opened up possibilities of ...

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