What is it about?

Eurocentrism is the guiding philosophy of the production of sociological knowledge in Nigeria. And attempts to indigenise sociological knowledge has not been successful.

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Why is it important?

There is a renewed wave of scholarship that calls for decolonising knowledge. This work seeks to contribute to this form of scholarship


The focus is on indigenisation, that is efforts made to indigenise Sociology in Nigeria.

Dr Ifeanyi Onwuzuruigbo

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This page is a summary of: Indigenising Eurocentric sociology: The ‘captive mind’ and five decades of sociology in Nigeria, Current Sociology, April 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0011392117704242.
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