Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: An Introduction and an Invitation

  • Ananta Kumar Giri


Social theory is a rooted and transversal reflection on the human condition, but most social theory in the modern world has been primarily Euro-American. Despite globalization and greater opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue and co-learning, contemporary social theories contain the same blindness, ignorance and arrogance that characterized modernist social theory. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations embraces the theoretical and practical realities and future possibilities in a spirit of love, labour, learning, creativity, critique and transformation. This introductory chapter describes the structure of this book.

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  • Ananta Kumar Giri
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  1. 1.Madras Institute of Development StudiesChennaiIndia

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