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Laurence Roulleau-Berger

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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Horst J. Helle

individuals . It has long been recognized as a fallacy to transfer individual traits to collectivities assuming that large groups follow the same pattern of behaviour as individuals. This disqualifies “Thucydides’ Trap” for immanent methodological reasons in addition to the problems with ethical content

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Horst J. Helle

the work of Alfred Weber since the 1970ies. 1 The construction of “ideal types” is a non-normative, methodological tool used by Max Weber in his work. 2 On the book by Benjamin Nelson John F. Hickey wrote the following brief book review for Amazon.com on August 5, 2015: “This book conveys critically

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Cosmopolitan Sociology as a Project

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Vincenzo Cicchelli

Translator Sarah-Louise Raillard

recent contributions to the vast corpus of theories, concepts and methodological tools provided by the global studies movement, which has accounted for the main innovations in the social sciences over the last thirty years. The cosmopolitan perspective is viewed by its advocates as a tool to write the

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Tom Brass

concept of development itself. In this process the role of Hobsbawm has not been negligible, not least because of his capacity to bridge academia and popular culture. Of the six sections which follow, the first draws a methodological contrast between the level at which Hobsbawm engaged with Latin America

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Andrew Milner, J.R. Burgmann, Rjurik Davidson and Susan Cousin

’s distant reading nonetheless seems to us theoretically and methodologically more adequate to a subject matter as quantitatively extensive as that which Daniel Bloom dubs ‘cli-fi’. 12 1 Close Reading and Distant Reading We have described our conceptual framework as a combination of ideas deriving from

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Tom Brass

critiques published within and outside India from the early 1980s to the early 1990s nevertheless raised crucial questions concerning the epistemology and/or methodology of the Subaltern Studies project. In particular these focussed on the existence/efficacy of peasant autonomy, claims regarding the newness

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Tom Brass

or dispensing with theory, invites the same riposte as that made by the Thorners about the flawed methodology used by the First Agricultural Labour Enquiry in India, to the effect that ‘if it is not clear what constitutes an attached labourer it does not matter whether [one] says that in a given

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Tom Brass

Berger is intent on reinserting many of the concepts deployed by earlier anthropological discourse into the debate about rural development and the place within this of peasant farming. Significantly, perhaps, his methodology – long-term participant/observation – was not so different from ethnographic

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Andrew Milner

Edited by J.R. Burgmann

This chapter will be concerned not so much with general problems of theory or method as with the substantive analysis of a set of literary texts. But, of course, any such analysis must assume certain methodological premises and it might be as well to state these before we proceed. The method