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Transformacija sociologije u najnovijim diskursima o „globalizaciji“
Transformation of sociology in the most recent discourses about „globalization“

Author(s): Zlatan Delić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: globalization; sociology; society; transformation

Summary/Abstract: In this article the author examines the question whether (and in what way) in new discussions related to globalization, epistemological status of social sciences is being changed. The accent is on sociology and its basic terms, such as society, culture, identity etc. This question gets confirmative answer, but it is not answered linearly, but with new questions and dilemmas. These dilemmas are first of all related to (changing character) of methodology of social sciences. They look into the essence of recent debates activated by positioning globalization as new paradigm and enhanced by the recently established program of wider “reconstruction of social sciences” and “new program of work in sociology”. The author wants to show that newest debates related to globalization make changes in meaning of pre-globalization discourse which used to be bases of classic social sciences. Background, in which these changes have been discussed, is based on belief that globalization discourse in sociology, and in social sciences in general, is inevitable. But, the author proves that overuse of the “globalization discourse” is not freed from self-referring paradoxes, but instead is producing them. As a result of that production, it is proven that there has been a dramatic transformation of sociology.

  • Issue Year: XLVII/2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 165-204
  • Page Count: 40
  • Language: Bosnian