Notes about the critique of decolonizing social sciences

Critiquing capitalism in Africa with papers from Emmanuel Chimezie Eyisi, Michael Kuhn, Svetlana Stamenova

Critiquing a 200 years lasting false critique of the Capitalism – The citizen, their society and their nation state

Full working version of the book “The social science of the citizen society, Volume 1: Critique of the Globalisation and De-colonialisation of the social sciences” available. To read or download click on book title.

Introduction: The “globalization” and “de-colonization” of the  social sciences

1. The “globalization” of the social sciences – the introduction of nationalist thinking into social science thinking 

1.1 Social sciences before their “globalisation”: Idealizations of State Societies

– Social science thinking from the perspective of citizens – theories as a recipe for domesticated materialism 

– Civil societies and the ennoblement of their state’s mission in social science thinking: “Auschwitz” – a challenge for the state’s educational mission 

– Social science thinking from the perspective of the citizen society: The Vietnam War – a challenge for its cohesion

1.2 “Globalised” thinking 

– Nationalistic self-portraits of states  

– The ennoblement of states as protection against the world of states called “globalization”

– Science as a global seismograph of nationalism – from the stale luck of having caught the right state

2. Comments on the life in a world of national citizen societies and its social science transfigurations

3. The global implementation of the social science of citizen society through its “de-colonisation” 

3.1 The adaptation of the knowledge concept of the social sciences in the former colonised world through the critique of ‘”Eurocentrism”

3.2 The place of thought as a “contextual” source of scientific insights

3.3 From the self-criticism of the critics of capitalism to science as the founder of national identity

4. “Indigenous” knowledge that creates national identity – contributions to the ideological armament of states

4.1 State self-portraits of indigenous knowledge

4.2 Indigenized knowledge in global discourse

5. The final highlights of the master-minds of the globalized post-colonial thinking

5.1 Imperialisms as a methodological instrument of social science theory creation

5.2 Imperial theories – for imperial wars

6. Old and new mistakes and their sources: Theoretical legacies of the globalization and decolonization debates benefiting from the theoretical groundwork of HistoMat