Sociology in America or a Sociology of America?

Navigating American Academia as an “International” Scholar

Prema Kurien Syracuse University, USA

Over the past six decades, several prominent American sociologists have gone on record to lament American sociology’s “ethnocentric” focus on American society. In the 1980s, some American sociologists addressed themselves to trying to understand the reasons for this phenomenon and some of its implications. This article discusses these debates and the struggles of American sociology to internationalize. 

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