By Fabio Santos. This essay tackles methodological presentism by engaging the historically informed sociological imagination. Identifying global entanglements much earlier than the conventional globalization literature, it makes a case for sociological theorizing from history.
By Hilal Alkan. This text explores the possibility of doing a comparative global sociology through ethnographic methods, by foregrounding the narratives of Syrian refugees who first lived in Turkey and then moved to Germany.
By Rajiv K. Mishra. This blog highlights the resurgence of biometric governmentality in India from colonial times to the present neoliberal era. In doing so, it argues that at heart of this governmentality is the re-institutionalization of (mis)trust of Dalits and Adivasis for accessing welfare entitlements.
By Rachel Rinaldo. In this essay, I discuss the gendered nature of women's work in Indonesia and consider the question of how to generalize from case studies in the Global South.
Urban comparativism and studying secularity: Interpreting young Chinese swarming to Buddhist temples
By Weishan Huang. My research focuses on the ongoing development of visible religious infrastructure and how it influences the faith of urban youth in the context of the period after COVID-19, within the framework of infrastructuring religion.
Making the town: Afro-Brazilian Tabon returnees and the transformation of Accra from the early colonial times
By Steve Tonah. This blogpost examines the contributions of the Tabon returnees from Brazil to the growth and transformation of Accra during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
By Eva Bahl. I will use my ongoing research on collective memories of enslavement to discuss some of the challenges that I think a Global Sociology brings with it.
Shifting the focus of femicide research: The challenges of studying perpetrators from a global sociological perspective
By Martín Hernán Di Marco. Over the past decades, gender-based violence has become a central topic in social sciences, as well as other academic fields.
By AbdouMaliq Simone. In this brief essay, I want to consider not so much the mechanics of comparison themselves but this spatio-temporal domain of an “out there.”
Contributions from the Global South to intersectionality: Allowing rural difference to make a difference
By Renata Motta and Marco Teixeira. Our research focuses on the Marcha das Margaridas in Brazil, coalition politics, the negotiation of a political subject, the agenda of the Marcha and how they articulate the quest for gender equality with other agendas of social change.