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1st Edition

Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

ISBN 9780367444792
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
330 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred knowledge processes; that until recently Western approaches, including Post-Colonial, French Social Science and American approaches, have dominated non-Western theories; and that Western theories have sometimes seemed incapable of explaining phenomena produced in other societies. It goes on to argue that the blurring of boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies is very important; and that such a Post-Western approach will mean co-production and co-construction of common knowledge, the recognition of ignored or forgotten scientific cultures and a "global change" in sociology which imposes theoretical and methodological detours, displacements, reversals and conversions. The book brings together a wide range of Western and Chinese sociologists who explore the consequences of this new approach in relation to many different issues and aspects of sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Doing Post-Western Sociology

Laurence Roulleau-Berger

Part 1 : Globalization and Post-Westernization of Sociology

Chapter 1 - Post-Western Sociology and Global Revolution

Laurence Roulleau-Berger

Chapter 2 - Post-Western Sociology And Contemporary Chinese Sociology

Li Peilin and Wei Jianwen

Chapter 3 - Construction of China’s Sociological Theory

Xie Lizhong

Chapter 4 - Between Charybdis and Scylla: French Social Thought Faces Globalization

Stephane Dufoix

Chapter 5 - Locations and Locutions : Unravelling the Concept of "World Anthropology"

Andrew Brandel and Geneva-Veena Das.

Chapter 6- Chicago School and his influence in Chinese Sociology

Zhou Xiaohong and Tong Yali,

Chapter 7 - The Globalization of Critical Theories. An Essay in the Sociology of Ideas

Razmig Keucheyan

Part 2 : Sociological traditions in Europe and in China

Chapter 8 - Another 30 years: Society Building from the Perspective of Transition Sociology

Shen Yuan

Chapter 9 - Social differenciation and dispositional plurality

Bernard Lahire

Chapter 10 - Back to historical views, reconstructing the sociological imagination: The new tradition of classical and historical studies in the modern Chinese transformation

Qu Jingdong

Chapter 11 - Returning Back to Space-Based Sociology: Inheriting Professor Fei Hsiao-Tung’s Academic Heritage

Liu Neng

Chapter 12 - A new view on Institution: a neo-durkheimian point of view

Michel Lallement, 

Chapter 13 - Totalitarian Experience and Knowledge Production Sociology in Central and Eastern Europe 1945-1989

Svetla Koleva

Chapter 14 - The measurement of Guanxi Circles

Luo Jarde

Part 3 : Modernities, agency and individuation

Chapter 15 - How to study the individuals in the South? The Latin-American case

Danilo Martuccelli

Chapter 16 - Domination and agency

Christine Detrez

Chapter 17 - Understanding Chinese Social Relations from the Perspective of "Guanxi"

Yang Yiyin

Chapter 18 - What makes society Uncertainty an analyser of mutation in France

Michel Kokoreff

Chapter 19 - An Alternative Autonomy: The Self-adaptations of Chinese Sociology in the 1950s

He Yijin

Chapter 20 - Ethnicity and Individuation

Ahmed Boubeker

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Laurence Roulleau-Berger is a sociologist and Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), École Nationale Supérieure (ENS) Lyon, Triangle, France

Li Peilin is Professor of Sociology at and Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing