Post-Western Social Sciences and Global Knowledge

Reflection in the social sciences is linked to the development of the Western society which saw its birth. The social sciences and humanities have developed very considerably in the last decades in different Asian countries, where both theoretical approaches and theoretical methodologies have been constantly changing. As a result of the circulation and globalisation of knowledge, new centres and new peripheral areas have been formed and new hierarchies have quietly emerged, giving rise in turn to new competitive environments in which innovative knowledge is being produced. The centres in which knowledge in the social sciences and humanities is produced have moved towards Asia. We are entering a new phase of global intellectual life after Western hegemony. The aim of this series is to produce a post-Western space in which knowledge is produced that is both specific and shared and in which theories and methodologies are gathered together on the basis of very different histories and traditions. Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Jennifer Obdam. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature are strongly encouraged.

Biographical Note

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Ph.D. (1982) and Habilitation (2001) in Sociology, University of Lyon, is Research Director at CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. She has published and edited many articles and books on urban and economic sociology, in the field of international migrations and recently about Chinese sociology, including Dewesternisation of Sociology: Europe in the Mirror of China (L'Aube, 2011) and co-edited with Li Peilin European and Chinese Sociologies: A New Dialogue (Brill, 2012).

Editorial Board

Series Editor Laurence Roulleau-Berger, CNRS/ENS de Lyon Editorial Board T.N. Madan, University of Delhi Xie Lizhong, Peking University Nira Wickramasinghe, Leiden University Han Sang-Jing, Seoul National University Toshio Sugiman, Kyoto University Svetla Koleva, Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Sofia