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Beyond Sociology


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Beyond Sociology: An Introduction and an Invitation.- The Concept of Society: Beyond the Socio-Centric and Atman-Centric Predicament.- Beyond Sociology: Cultivating an Ontological Epistemology of Participation.- Deep Sociology.- Inferential Dialectics: On Dialectical Reasoning in Critical Social Science and the Sociocultural World.- Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action: From Discourse Ethics to Spiritual Transformations.- Beyond Sociology: Mysticism and Society.- Confucian Self-Transformation as an Alternative Sociology: Meaningful Action vs. Performance with Differential Profoundity.- Structure, Agency and Victimization: On the Ethics of Scientific Writing.- With and Beyond Plurality of Standpoints: Sociology and the Sadhana of Multi-Valued Logic and Living.

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Ananta Kumar Giri is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at universities in India and abroad, including Aalborg University in Denmark, the University of Kentucky, USA, the University of Freiburg & Humboldt University, Germany and Jagiellonian University in Poland. His research focuses on social movements and cultural change, creativity and contemporary dialectics of transformation, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams in education, philosophy and literature.

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