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.
Chapter 4: Forging Global Sociology from below1
Forging Global Sociology from below1
Clarity of analysis is often blurred by the chaotic realities and their immediate emotional tugs. But if the intellectuals don't hold the flag of analysis high, it is not likely that others will. And if analytical understanding of the real historical choices is not at the forefront ...