Sociology and Anthropology

Ethnocentric Trends in Sociology: A Critical View

Sociology was developed in the western intellectual ethos within a distinct sociopolitical milieu rooted in a postrevolutionary Europe characterized by new trends of thought that represented serious and sharp reactions to the prevailing social situation. Social thinkers of the period expressed an intense desire to develop a new science of Society that, once equipped with adequate methods and theoretical constructs, could be used to study and better understand society and social phenomena. This new tool would then be used to analyze how the construction and reconstruction of society could be carried out to ameliorate the lot of people.

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