Globalization, Knowledge and Society
addresses the issues involved in the development of sociology as a global discipline and the increasing interpenetration of national traditions, cultures and economies through global change. Classic issues of relativism and universalism are raised in a new context. The related problems of tensions between national sociological traditions and the international discipline are explored. Finally the book considers the transnational process of social change, particularly as exemplified in international actors such as the Green and peace movements.
This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in the nature of contemporary social change or in the challenge posed by such change to sociology.