Sociological Relevance of Primordial School of Social Theory

Revisiting the sociological relevance of Morteza Muttahari and Seyed M. H. Beheshti

by Seyed Javad Miri



Book Details

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Publication Date : 1/26/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 181
ISBN : 9781436393003

About the Book

Sociology has been conceived as a western intellectual enterprise and this myth has been extensively reproduced by intellectuals who engage in social theorizing within the parameters of modernist episteme. In this work we have attempted to deconstruct this myth by proposing primordial school of social theory represented by Morteza Muttahari and Seyed M. H. Beheshti who have been mainly neglected in global discourses of social theory. Of course this is the first step of a long journey which needs to be traversed by students of social sciences who are looking for dialog among competing schools of sociology which have not been accounted in the works of Giddens, Habermas, Ritzer, Turner or Weber.

About the Author

Seyed Javad Miri is a visiting professor at Sharif University in Iran and visiting researcher at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies. He has written extensively on issues related to social theory, religious thought, philosophy and comparative sociology. He is a Swedish citizen and at Goteborg University he studied psychology, sociology, theology, history of religions and philosophy of science and got his PhD in sociology under supervision of Professor Gregor McLennan who is the founder of Bristol School of Sociology. In Bristol he taught at departments of sociology and philosophy respectively and later on moved to China and Siberian Russia where he taught for over four years before moving to IHCS. He is also the chief-in-editor of the journal of the Islamic Perspective at Center for International Studies.