Sociology's great leap forward: The challenge of internationalisation

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper advocates internationalising the sociology curriculum for both practical and theoretical reasons. Macro-sociology must drop the parochialism of implicitly confining itself to intra-state phenomena, based on Western historical experience, and develop a conceptual framework adequate to deal with the emergent transnational scene and transnational global structures and processes of change. Correspondingly, the sociology curriculum must be geared to increasing the international competency of students, both undergraduates and graduates. Doing so will attract better undergraduates seeking careers in the international field, and will for graduates provide training and research that will promote the number of sociologists actually engaged in international studies. © 1986, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tiryakian, EA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 155 - 171

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7242

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0268-5809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/026858098600100203

Citation Source

  • Scopus