This innovative book provides new perspectives on the globalization of knowledge and the notion of hegemonic sciences. Tying together contributions of authors from all across the world, it challenges existing theories of hegemonic sciences and sheds new light on how they have been and are being constructed. Examining more closely the notions of 'human rights' and 'individualization', this much-needed volume offers new and alternative ideas on how to transform the universalization of the Western model of science and can serve as an eye-opener for all those interested in non-hegemonic scientific discourse.
About the Author
Michael Kuhn is president of the World Social Sciences and Humanities Network and director of Knowwhy Global Research.
Shujiro Yazawa is a professor of sociology in the faculty of Social Innovation, Seijo University in Tokyo.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Tomiyuki Uesugi
Preface, by "Michael Kuhn, Shujiro Yazawa, Kazumi Okamoto"
Theories about "Globalization" and "Hegemonic Sciences"?
Philosophies and Ideologies of Globalization: Postmodernism, Postcolonialism and How to Go Beyond Them, by Léon-Marie Nkolo Ndjodo
"Hegemonic Science": Critique Strands, Counterstrategies, and Their Paradigmatic Premises, by Michael Kuhn
What is Hegemonic Science? Power in Scientific Activities in Social Sciences in International Contexts, by Kazumi Okamoto
The Emergence of Hegemonic Social Sciences and Strategies of Non (counter) Hegemonic Social Sciences, by Kwang-Yeong Shin
The Transcendental Dimension in the Construction of the Universal Social Sciences, by Shujiro Yazawa
Three Decades of Chinese Indigenous Psychology: A Contribution to Overcoming the Hegemonic Structures of International Science?, by Doris Weidemann
Towards Internationalism: Beyond Colonial and Nationalist Sociologies, by Sujata Patel
Who is the Social Scientist in the Twenty-First Century? Commentaries from Academic and Applied Contexts in the Mainstream and the Periphery, by Hebe Vessuri
Making Social Knowledge One-Step Outside Modern Science: Some Cases of Social Knowledge-Making Strategies from Peripheries, by Kumaran Rajagopal
A Universal but "Nonhegemonic" Approach to Human Rights in International Politics: A Cosmopolitan Exploration for China, by Sang-Jin Han, Guimei Bai, Lei Tang
Individualization and Community Networks in East Asia: How to Deal with Global Difference in Social Science Theories?, by Young-Hee Shim, Sang-Jin Han
Notes on the Contributors