The ‘International’ Around the World:
Multiple Voices, Alternative Orders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
15-17 July, 2020
Section 114: The Sociology of Knowledge and IR in the Global South
Questions related to the sociology of knowledge figure prominently within the emerging field of Global IR. Posed in opposition to the dominant concepts, actors, debates, and discourses in the Global North, Global IR contains the promise to transform International Relations into a more pluralistic and empirically grounded discipline. This section seeks to open up the uniform black box of the Global South into its constitutive parts – both in a geographic and sociological sense. In other words, we invite panel and paper proposals that speak to the diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches in different parts of the Global South; thus, highlighting how they define their object of study, theoretical approach, or research methodology within the specific geo-political, -economic, and -cultural context in which scholars are located. Our aim is to probe the ontological, epistemological, and methodological variety that allegedly characterizes Global IR. Presenters are therefore especially invited to reflect on the everyday or life-world sources of their scholarly contributions.
English and Spanish
Submit your proposals here: https://www.wiscnetwork.net/call-for-papers-and-panels