Southern theory : the global dynamics of knowledge in the social sciences

Carrington, Kerry (2008) Southern theory : the global dynamics of knowledge in the social sciences. Journal of Sociology, 44(3), pp. 301-303.

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Up front I am impelled to acknowledge an intellectual debt to Raewyn Connell as one of my PhD supervisors about 20 years ago and as having a lasting influence on my own sociological approach to research. One of key themes of this book is that southern theorists are rarely read in the northern hemisphere. This is not the case for Connell, however, one of Australia’s most internationally renowned scholars. The tome reads as the creative outpouring of her lifelong thirst for social science. Its main claim is that southern theory ‘has as much intellectual power as metropolitan social thought, and more political relevance’ (p. xii). A big but compelling claim, as I will explain.

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ID Code: 32367
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Carrington, Kerry
DOI: 10.1177/1440783308092886
ISSN: 1440-7833
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2010 02:56
Last Modified: 27 May 2011 14:57

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