What is it about?

Adds value to the general discourse about the relevance of social sciences to development in Africa as well as how the sociological knowledge taught and produced in the continent reflects the lived realities of the people themselves using South Africa as case study

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Why is it important?

It takes the discourse beyond mere slogans and fancy epitaphs and outlines how sociology as a science of society can be made meaningful to everyday life challenges in an African society


The article sought to encapsulate some of my positions on how sociology should be embedded in any given society and how sociologists must conscientiously perform their duly mandates as both observers and members of society. And one should not cancel the other but rather reinforce each other

Edlyne Anugwom
University of Nigeria

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This page is a summary of: Beyond the Narratives of Decolonization: Re-situating Sociological Knowledge within the Context of Development in South Africa, South African Review of Sociology, June 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/21528586.2019.1583122.
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