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Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World: Towards the Futures We Want, 1st Edition

  • ISBN-10: 1526463989
  • ISBN-13: 9781526463982
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

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 international 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: Global Inequality, Multipolar Globalization, Climate Change, Contentious Politics and Social Movements, Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives in Latin America, An African-centred approach to Knowledge Production, and 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.”

Table of Contents

ntroduction: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World
Chapter 1: Futures We Want: Walking Back the Cat, Positives, Negatives, Ambiguous, Balance
Chapter 2: What Kind of World Can Weather Climate Change? Some Philosophical and Sociological Challenges
Chapter 3: The 'Open Society' and Its Contradictions: Towards a Critical Sociology of Global Inequalities
Chapter 4: Me san aba: The Africa We Want and an African-centred Approach to Knowledge Production
Chapter 5: Pueblos in Movement: Feminist and Indigenous Perspectives from Latin America
Chapter 6: Post-Islamist Democracy
Chapter 7: Relocalizing the National and Horizontalizing the Global
Chapter 8: Social Movements: The Core of General Sociology