Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations

  • Ananta Kumar Giri


There is much talk about globalization in sociology but there is very little concrete effort to bring sociology and social theory into a mutually transforming dialogue involving cultural presuppositions about self, culture and society from within various locations and traditions in our world. In Chap.  2 an attempt is made to bring certain strands in Euro-American social theory into dialogue with some Asian traditions of thinking and being. It discusses self, Confucianism, dynamic harmony and post-colonialism as part of this broader field of social theory and Asian dialogues.


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  1. 1.Madras Institute of Development StudiesChennaiIndia

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