Call for Abstracts
14 April 2015 – 30 September 2015 24:00 GMT
Session Organizer(s) Oliver KOZLAREK, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás, Mexico, firstname.lastname@example.org Session in English Spanish
Recent decades have seen a number of challenges to standard interpretations of the global within critical social and cultural theory. These have included critiques of methodological nationalism as well as postcolonial and decolonial criticisms of Eurocentrism and Orientalism. Many of the debates have centred on a call to rethink modernity from other perspectives and to develop a new global sociology. In this session, we invite papers that extend the critiques being made and that seek to think through contemporary understandings of global sociology with a focus on the challenges and possible limitations of the positions being identified. We would also welcome papers that discuss these debates in the context of particular empirical examples such as reconsiderations of the idea of “Cosmopolitan Europe” to take into account its racial and multicultural constituencies.