Giri, Ananta Kumar

Social Theory and Asian Dialogues

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Table of contents

1. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: An Introduction and an Invitation
Ananta Kumar Giri

Part I. Theorizing as Dancing Transformations: Social Theory, Asian Dialogues and Beyond

2. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary Conversations
Ananta Kumar Giri

3. Theorizing Alternative Futures of Asia: Activating Enabling Traditions
Marcus Bussey

4. Critical Theory After the Rise of the Global South
Boike Rehbein

5. Beyond Ethnocentrism: Towards a Global Social Theory
Hans-Herbert Kögler, Ľubomír Dunaj

Part II. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Creative Engagement and Transformative Learning

6. Selfhood and Morality: East Asian and Western Dimensions
Geir Sigurðsson

7. Iridescent Self in the Womb of the Wholly M(O)ther: A Vajrayani Meditation
Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

8. The Taijitu, Western Dialectics and Brain Hemisphere Function: A Dialogue Facilitated by the Scholarship of Complex Integration
Gary P. Hampson

9. A Middle Way of Emptying Dualism in Social Theory
Chou Ping

10. Indo-Chinese Knowledge and Wisdom: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Between Confucius and Tiruvalluvar
S. Panneerselvam

11. Dancing East and West: Charting Intercultural Possibilities in the Thought of Gilles Deleuze and Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Marcus Bussey

12. The Micropolitics and Metaphysics of Mobility and Nomadism: A Comparative Study of Rahul Sankrityayan’s Ghumakkaṛ Śāstra and Gilles Deleuze / Félix Guattari’s “Nomadology”
Subir Rana

13. From Ecological Ontology to Social Ecology: John Dewey, Radhakamal Mukerjee, and Interscalar Ethics
Betsy Taylor, Herbert G. Reid

Part III. Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Asia, Europe and the Call of Planetary Conversions

14. Nature, Culture and the Debate with Modernity: Critical Social Theory in Japan
John Clammer

15. The Self-Description of Society in East Asia: If It Is Not Society, What Else Could It Be?
Saburo Akahori

16. An Intercultural Perspective on Chinese Aesthetics
Karl-Heinz Pohl

17. Making Sociology Universal: Revisiting the Contributions of Syed Hussein Alatas
Habibul Haque Khondker

18. Political Intrusion in Social Science: The Elimination of Leftist Critical Thinking in Indonesia
Bob Sugeng Hadiwinata

19. Social Welfare and Harmony in East Asia and the Nordic Region
Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt

20. Critical Theory and Communicative Action: The Challenge of Legitimation in a World at Risk
Elaine Desmond

21. The Gift of the Grain: Beyond Biopolitics?
Abhijeet Paul

22. Democracy and Meritocracy: A New Intercivilizational Challenge
Vittorio Cotesta

23. Afterword: Communication and the Consilience of Eastern and Western Ideas
Piet Strydom

Keywords: Social Sciences, Social Theory, Globalization, Asian Culture

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