ISA Regional Volumes 1996-1998

Social Knowledge: Heritage, Challenges, Perspectives

General Editor: Maria Luz Morán, University Complutense, Spain

While President of the ISA, Immanuel Wallerstein collaborated with national and other associations to organize ten regional conferences in preparation for the 14th World Congress of Sociology (1998). These volumes were intended to represent the state of social knowledge in each of the ten regions. They form part of a bold and ambitious scheme to map out the state of world sociology from a regional perspective.

The volumes are made available here on our website. Many years after their first publication they still provide an excellent foundation for further development and for the appreciation of the challenges facing different areas of the world. We hope they will inspire others to carry forward this project.

Terra Nostra: Pretexts for Lusophony

Challenges, Controversies and Languages for Sociology and the Social Sciences in the 21st Century
Editor: Ana Nunes de Almeida

Proceedings of the ISA Regional Conference for the Lusophone World
Lisboa, Portugal, November 1997

Sociology in Latin America

Roberto Briceño-León, Heinz R. Sonntag

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From a Doll's House to the Welfare State: Reflections on Nordic Sociology

Margareta Bertilsson, Göran Therborn

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Sociology in South Asia Heritage and Challenges

Editors: Partha Nath Mukherji, Jacop Aikara, Chandan Sengupta

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Proceedings of the ISA Conference for South Asia
Mumbai, India, March 25-27, 1997

Gathering Voices. Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Southern Africa

Editors: Teresa Cruz María e Silva, Ari Sitas

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Section One: The Social Sciences in Southern Africa

Section Two: Southern Africa in Transition

Section Three: Women and Gender Equity

Section Four: Afrocentrism or Afropessimism

Proceedings of the ISA Conference for Southern Africa
Durban, South Africa, July, 1996