Rethinking Knowledge Production in Sociology: A Critical Analysis of the Conceptual, the Methodological and the Institutional

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This article provides a critique of Eurocentric knowledge formations that currently dominate the sociological imagination and its analyses of the ‘other’. It proposes a deep questioning of the colonial underpinnings of the discipline and argues that a series of conceptual, methodological, and institutional concerns must be addressed if we are profoundly to transform teaching and learning agendas in universities. It will argue that decolonising sociology cannot merely rely upon cosmetic changes, but rather it must demonstrate a wider commitment to anti-racism and social justice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Early online date11 Oct 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Oct 2021

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  • decolonisation; learning; pedagogy; academy; university; gender; unlearning; curriculum; social movements
  • Methodological inquiry
  • Racism
  • Higher Education

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