For a non-hegemonic globalized sociology

Common tools, localized knowledge and productive connections

Over the past 30 years, the scholarly debate at the global level has shown that sociology is torn between North and South, between unity and fragmentation, between methodological nationalism and methodological fluidism, between Western hegemony and the temptations of indigenization. The history and themes of these debates are little known in France, however. This seminar offers an opportunity to review them and, by inviting French and foreign specialists on the issue, to envision both the current situation and the future of the discipline from the standpoint of a non-hegemonic globalized sociology. The seminar will be held at FMSH headquarters in Paris in preparation for an international residential seminar in Bordeaux in 2019, which will bring together some 20 sociologists from all over the world.

This seminar will be monthly held at the FMSH, Boulevard Raspail, in Paris, from  October to May. In June,a study day will conclude the year

2017-2018 programme

  • 5 October 2017 : Présentation du séminaire par Stéphane Dufoix (Paris-Nanterre) et Eric Macé (Université de Bordeaux)
  • 12 October 2017 : Hebe Vessuri (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Global social science : Interconnecting multiples voices 
  • 30 November 2017 : Michel Wieviorka (FMSH) Entre nationalisme, internationalisme, cosmopolitisme et globalisme: les sciences humaines et sociales sont-elles à la hauteur des grands défis contemporains ?
  • 14 December 2017 : Stéphane Dufoix (Paris-Nanterre) Essai de généalogie des débats sur la sociologie mondiale depuis la fin des années 1940 
  • 11 January 2018 : Manuela Boatcă (Université d’Heidelberg) Global Sociology: The Un-Erasure of the Non-Western
  • 1er February 2018 : Lutfi Sunar (Université d’Istanbul) Out of Eurocentrism: What Can be the Sources of a Non-Eurocentric Sociology ?
  • 15 March 2018 : Gennaro Ascione (Centro Studi Postcoloniali e di Genere) The coloniality of method: a teratologic approach to concept formation
  • 5 April 2018 : Danilo Martuccelli (Paris-Descartes) Ecritures et réécritures de la modernité
  • 31 May 2018 : Shalini Randeria (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Genève) Locations and Locutions: Unravelling the Concept of « World Anthropology/Sociology »


Seminar organised by:

  • Stéphane Dufoix (Sophiapol, Paris Ouest Nanterre University)
  • Éric Macé (Centre Emile Durkheim, Bordeaux University)
  • Manuela Boatcă (Fribourg University) 
  • Gennaro Ascione (Naples University)

Seminar organised by Collège d'études mondiales / Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in partnership with Centre Emile Durkheim (Bordeaux), Sophiapol (Paris Nanterre), Institut für Soziologie (Freiburg), Centro Studi Postcoloniali (Napoli)

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19 September 2017