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ociology and Beyond: Windows and Horizons is an excellent, lively and comprehensive odyssey, which brings new life to sociology by going beyond conventional paradigms and disciplinary boundaries. It is a bold and pioneering endeavour in its quest for a new vision and practice of the idea of society as well as field of sociology. Offering the concept of society as ontological sociality and as a space of meditative verbs of co-realizations?self as well as collective, the book continues the border-crossing, transgressive and transformative quest of many of the seekers and savants in our world of knowledge and practice today. It pleads for going beyond parochialism? both metropolitan and native, Western and Indian?and realize sociology as part of multi-dimensional planetary conversations involving both comparative global studies as well as cross-cultural conversations. Sociology and Beyond pleads for the sadhana of a transdisciplinary, transparadigmatic and transformative sociology animated by the passion of self-development, inclusion of the other and planetary realizations. Thoughtfully argued and lucidly written, it is a path-breaking as well as breath-taking work of our times which would interest not only scholars inside universities but also all seeking souls in our fragile humanity. Printed Pages: 464. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 66272
Inhaltsangabe: Sociology and Beyond: Windows and Horizons is an excellent, lively, and comprehensive odyssey, bringing new life to sociology by going beyond conventional paradigms and disciplinary boundaries. The book is a bold and pioneering endeavor in its quest for a new vision and practice of the idea of society. Offering the concept of society as ontological sociality and as a space of meditative verbs of co-realizations - self as well as collective - the book continues the border-crossing, transgressive, and transformative quest of those seeking knowledge and practice. It pleads for going beyond parochialism - both metropolitan and native, Western and Indian - and realizes sociology as part of multi-dimensional planetary conversations involving both comparative global studies as well as cross-cultural conversations. Thoughtfully argued and lucidly written, Sociology and Beyond: Windows and Horizons pleads for the sadhana of a transdisciplinary, transparadigmatic, and transformative sociology, animated by the passion of self-development, inclusion of the other, and planetary realizations.
About the Author:
Ananta Kumar Giri is currently on the faculty of Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India and has worked and taught in many universities in India and abroad including Free University, Amsterdam, University of Kentucky, Aalborg University, Denmark and Albert Ludwigs Universitat, Freiburg, Germany where he was a Humboldt Fellow (2006 2007). He has an abiding interest in social movements and cultural change, criticism, creativity and contemporary dialectics of transformations, theories of self, culture and society, and ethics in management and development. Dr Giri has written more than a dozen books in Oriya and English. Among his previous books are: "Global Transformations: Postmodernity and Beyond "(1998), "Sameekhya o Purodrusti "[Criticism and the Vision of the Future, 1999], "Conversations and Transformations: Toward a New Ethics of Self and Society "(2002); "Building in the Margins of Shacks: The Vision and Projects of Habitat for Humanity "(2002); "Reflections and Mobilizations: Dialogues with Movements and Voluntary Organizations "(2004); "Self-development and Social Transformations? The Vision and Practice of the Self-study Mobilization of Swadhyaya "(2008); "Mochi o Darshanika "[The Cobbler and the Philosopher, 2009] "Rethinking Social Transformation: Criticism and Creativity at the Turn of the Millennium "(editor, 2001); "A Moral Critique of Development: In Search of Global Responsibilities "(co-editor, 2003); "Creative Social Research: Rethinking Theories and Methods "(editor, 2004) and "Religion of Development, Development of Religion "(co-editor, 2004).
Titel: Sociology and Beyond: Windows and Horizons
Verlag: Rawat Publications
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