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Post-Western revolution in sociology : from China to Europe

A new book by Laurence Roulleau-Berger

Published on : May 18, 2016
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From the Chinese experience in sociology Laurence Roulleau-Berger is opening a Post-Western Space where after Post-Colonial Studies, she is speaking about the emergence of a "Post-Western Sociology."

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Ph.D. and Habilitation in Sociology, is Research Director at National Center of Scientific Research CNRS (France), ENS de Lyon, Triangle. She is French Director of the International Associated Laboratory LIA CNRS/ CASS "Post-Western Sociology in France and in China." She published numerous articles and twenty books including "Dewesternization of Sociology. Europe in the mirror of China" (L Aube, 2011), and co-edited with Li Peilin "European and Chinese Sociologies: A New Dialogue" (Brill, 2012).

Post-Western revolution in sociology : from China to Europe : Within a movement towards the circulation and globalisation of knowledge, new centres and new peripheries form and new hierarchies appear - more or less discretely - producing competition and rivalry in the development of “new” knowledge. Centres of gravity in social sciences have been displaced towards Asia, especially China. We have entered a period of de-westernization of knowledge and co-production of transnational knowledge. This is a scientific revolution in the social sciences which imposes detours, displacements, reversals. It means a turning point in the history of social sciences. From the Chinese experience in sociology the author is opening a Post-Western Space where after Post-Colonial Studies, she is speaking about the emergence of a Post-Western Sociology.


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