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By Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez, Manuela Boatcă, Sérgio Costa

Decolonizing eu Sociology builds at the paintings difficult the androcentric, colonial and ethnocentric views eminent in mainstream ecu sociology by means of selecting and describing the tactics at paintings in its present serious transformation. Divided into sections geared up round issues like modernity, border epistemology, migration and 'the South', this e-book considers the self-definition and simple techniques of social sciences via an evaluation of the hot theoretical advancements, similar to postcolonial idea and subaltern reviews, and whether or not they should be defined because the decolonization of the self-discipline. With contributions from a very overseas workforce of top social scientists, this quantity constitutes a special and tightly concentrated exploration of the demanding situations offered via the decolonization of the self-discipline of sociology.

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This will be taken up and discussed in more detail in the conclusion. Multiple Modernities and Postcolonial Criticism As postcolonial criticisms have become more familiar, proponents of the dominant view make minor adjustments and suggest that this is all now very familiar and, that while the critique may once have had cogency, its force is only in relation to positions that are now superseded. This, for instance, is how arguments about multiple modernities function, namely to disarm criticism while maintaining the fundamental structure of the original argument.

The different strategies consequently entail distinct policy implications, as reflected in the postmodern policy of multiculturalism on the one hand and the postcolonial plea for interculturality on the other. While the promotion of multiculturalism at the level of state policy and discourse relies on the principle of recognition and tolerance of racial, ethnic, religious, or sexual Others, interculturality – especially as defined and implemented by indigenous movements in Latin America – involves a questioning of the sociopolitical reality of (neo)colonialism reflected by the existing models of state, democracy, and nation and a transformation of these structures so as to guarantee full participation of all peoples in the exercise of political power (Walsh, forthcoming).

Underdeveloped), depending on the dominant European worldview of the time (Mignolo 2000; Boatcă 2009). ] If we observe the main lines of social domination and exploitation on a global scale, the main lines of power today, and the distribution of resources and work among the world population, it is very clear that the large majority of the exploited, the dominated, the discriminated against, are precisely the members of the ‘races’, ‘ethnies’, or ‘nations’ into which the colonized populations were categorized in the formative process of that world power, from the conquest of America and onward (Quijano 2007: 169).

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