Sociology in and through the Global South

Sociology in and through the Global South
Sociological Review Symposium

Senate House, London, United Kingdom
Mon, 7 Mar 2016 at 13:30-17.00

Speakers: Prof Gurminder K Bhambra (University of Warwick and Linnaeus University, Sweden), Prof Alf Nilsen (University of Bergen), Dr Lisa Palmer (Birmingham City University) Dr Srila Roy (University of the Witwatersrand), Prof Beverley Skeggs (Goldsmiths) and Dr Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary)

More speakers to be confirmed soon. 

If C. Wright Mills was correct in stating that the pivot of the sociological imagination is the imaginative capacity to join the dots between structure and historical process on the one hand and agency and individual biographies on the other hand, it is also correct today to argue that the sociological imagination has to engage the challenge of the global as a process, as a scale, and as an imaginary that is simultaneously constitutive of and constituted by the specific locales, institutions, and phenomena that are the focus of attention in sociological research. This workshop will be dedicated to exploring what it entails to develop a genuinely global sociology – both theoretically and analytically, but also – to invoke Mills once again – in terms of the capacity of the sociological imagination to address urgent public issues.

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Categories: Diaspora, Diversity & Difference

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