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Social Dialectics
Civilisations and Social Theory (vol. 1)
Social Dialectics
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Anouar Abdel-Malek - Author
M. Gonzalez - Translator
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Hardcover - 222 pages
Release Date: June 1981
ISBN10: 0-87395-500-5
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-500-3

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Paperback - 222 pages
Release Date: June 1981
ISBN10: 0-87395-502-1
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-502-7

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Summary

Civilisations and Social Theory takes as its starting point the present as the most decisive period of the transformation of the world since Europe's rise to hegemony in the fifteenth century. If we are adequately to comprehend our times, the author argues, it is necessary to adopt a cross-cultural perspective based on the historical dialectical method and following the path of meaningful comparativism. From this perspective the book provides a detailed critique of Orientalism. The notion of “the Orient” is reassessed and its usefulness reasserted against such operational concepts as the “Third world” and the “Underdeveloped South.”

Anouar Abdel-Malek, of Egyptian nationality, holds French doctorates in sociology and in literature. Maître de Recherche at the French Centre national de la Recherche Scientifque, he also coordinates a project on “socio-cultural development alternatives in a changing world” at the United Nations University in Tokyo.


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