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Beyond Sociology

Trans-Civilizational Dialogues and Planetary Conversations

Editors: Giri, Ananta Kumar (Ed.)

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  • Challenges established modernist assumptions of contemporary sociology
  • Reflects current theoretical and empirical strivings to go beyond dominant structures of modern sociology
  • Argues for an alternative sociology open to transcivilizational dialogues
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This book explores the contours of a transformational sociology which seeks to reconsider the horizons of sociological imagination. It questions accepted modernist assumptions such as the equation of society and nation-state, the dualism of individual and society and that of ontology and epistemology.  Arguing that contemporary sociology suffers from what Ulrich Beck calls the Nato-like fire power of western sociology, it argues that sociology has to open itself to transcivilizational dialogues and planetary conversations about self, culture and society. The book also challenges scholars to go beyond a privileging of the post-traditional telos of modernist sociology and puts forward a foundational interrogation of modernist sociology. It underscores the limitations of established conventions of sociology and considering an alternative sociology based upon Confucian vision and practice of self-transformation. This collection offers a way to go beyond dominant structures of modern sociology and contemporary dominant ways of thinking about and doing sociology helping us cultivate a transdisciplinary sociology.

About the authors

Ananta Kumar Giri is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at universities in India and abroad, including Aalborg University in Denmark, the University of Kentucky, USA, the University of Freiburg & Humboldt University, Germany and Jagiellonian University in Poland. His research focuses on social movements and cultural change, creativity and contemporary dialectics of transformation, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams in education, philosophy and literature. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Beyond Sociology: An Introduction and An Invitation

    Giri, Ananta Kumar

    Pages 1-10

  • The Concept of Society: Beyond the Socio-Centric and Atman-Centric Predicament

    Krishna, Daya

    Pages 11-27

  • Beyond Sociology: Cultivating an Ontological Epistemology of Participation

    Giri, Ananta Kumar

    Pages 29-51

  • Deep Sociology

    Clammer, John

    Pages 53-69

  • Inferential Dialectics: On Dialectical Reasoning in Critical Social Science and the Socio-Cultural World

    Strydom, Piet

    Pages 71-92

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4921-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Sociology
Book Subtitle
Trans-Civilizational Dialogues and Planetary Conversations
Editors
  • Ananta Kumar Giri
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6641-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6641-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6640-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4921-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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