Décoloniser la sociologie – Séance 6

3 mars 2022
Séance commune avec le séminaire HERICOL

Ali Meghji (University of Cambridge)
Présentation de Decolonizing sociology, London, Polity Press, 2020.

Discutante : Benedikte Zitouni (USL-B-CESIR)

Sociology, as a discipline, was born at the height of global colonialism and imperialism. Over a century later, it is yet to shake off its commitment to colonial ways of thinking. This book explores why, and how, sociology needs to be decolonized. It analyses how sociology was integral in reproducing the colonial order, as dominant sociologists constructed theories either assuming or proving the supposed barbarity and backwardness of colonized people. Ali Meghji reveals how colonialism continues to shape the discipline today, dominating both social theory and the practice of sociology, how exporting the Eurocentric sociological canon erased social theories from the Global South, and how sociologists continue to ignore the relevance of coloniality in their work. This guide will be necessary reading for any student or proponent of sociology. In opening up the work of other decolonial advocates and under-represented thinkers to readers, Meghji offers key suggestions for what teachers and students can do to decolonize sociology. With curriculum reform, innovative teaching and a critical awareness of these issues, it is possible to make sociology more equitable on a global scale.

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Sarah Demart
Université libre de Bruxelles | Faculté des Sciences Psychologiques et de l’Éducation | Observatoire du sida et des sexualités | STRIGES
Abdellali Hajjat
Université libre de Bruxelles | Institut de sociologie | GERME


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3 mars 2022 de 10h à 12h

Entrée libre et gratuite sur inscription: germe@ulb.be

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