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Social Structure Theories

Dennis Erasga

De La Salle University


sociology pandisciplinarity Global South modernicentrism structure social system agency social constructionism theorising theory abduction culture as canon Eurocentrism

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Social structure appears to be an ontologically naive concept given its unproblematic ubiquity in the discursive realms and corresponding vocabularies of the social sciences to date. This volume unpacks the current naivete and re-articulate it via recent works of epistemics from a diverse cadre of expertise and persuasions. The book's organizing axis - both thematic and canonical - is a challenge brought by the Western origin of the concept and the linguistic hegemony of its cultural patrons. Are there alternative ways of reflecting on the utility of social structure as a basic, hence generative tool in describing, interpreting, abducting, and analyzing the 'social'? If so, what are these other ways and how are they articulated in and by their respective cultural domains within the purview of a globalizing world? Such pan-contextual concerns will be used as axial coordinates to map the gravitas of its current usage within, and across the social sciences.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 26th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 26th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 14th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 13th 2020

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About the editor

Dennis Erasga

De La Salle University

Dennis S. Erasga is Full Professor of Sociology at the De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, Philippines. He is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow (Biography as Mirror of Society, 2006) and has published extensively on social theory, critical ethnography, and nativist sociology. His 'Rice-Based History of Environmental Discourse in the Philippines, 1946-2005” was published in 2012. He obtained his Ph.D.​ (Environmental Science) from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Philippines and currently teaching under/graduate theory and sociology courses at the Behavioral Sciences Department, De La Salle University.

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