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Disciplinary Futures: Sociology in Conversation with American, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies

Disciplinary Futures: Sociology in Conversation with American, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies

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Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
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Reimagines how race, ethnicity, imperialism, and colonialism can be central to social science research
and methods

There is a growing consensus that the discipline of sociology and the social sciences broadly need to engage more thoroughly with the legacy and the present day of colonialism, Indigenous/settler colonialism, imperialism, and racial capitalism in the United States and globally. In Disciplinary Futures, a cross-section of scholars comes together to engage sociology and the social sciences by way of these paradigms, particularly from the influence of disciplines of American, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies.

With original essays from scholars such as Yến L Espiritu, Sunaina Maira, Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Ben Carrington, Yvonne Sherwood, and Gilda L. Ochoa, among others, Disciplinary Futures offers concrete pathways for how the social sciences can expand from the limiting frameworks they traditionally use to study race and racism, namely: the black-white binary, the privileging of the nation-state, the fixation on the US mainland, the underappreciation of post- and settler-colonial studies, the liberal assumptions, and the limited conception of what constitutes data. In turn, the contributors reveal that sociology has many useful questions, methodologies, and approaches to offer scholars of American, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies. Disciplinary Futuresis an important work, one which renders these disciplines more intellectually expansive and thus better able to tackle urgent issues of injustice.

About the Author

Nadia Y. Kim (Editor) Nadia Y. Kim is Professor of Asian & American Studies, and by courtesy, Sociology, at Loyola Marymount University. She is the author of Imperial Citizens: Koreans and Race from Seoul to LA and Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA, both multi-award-winning. Pawan Dhingra (Editor) Pawan Dhingra is Associate Provost and Associate Dean of the Faculty and the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank '55 Professor of U.S. Immigration Studies at Amherst College. He is a multiple award-winning author whose books include Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough.