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Decolonization and Social Worlds

Series editors: Alana Lentin, Western Sydney University, Australia, Ali Meghji, University of Cambridge, UK and Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

Decolonial thought has been around since the birth of European colonialism in the 15th Century. However, sociology and the social sciences have mostly turned their back on this tradition, neglecting the social problems and empirical realities of decolonial thought, as well as the methodologies it adopts to study such social problems.

The Decolonization and Social Worlds series will provide a radical new platform for high quality monographs which respond to the call for a decolonial revolution in sociology and the social sciences. Taking us beyond the boundaries of Eurocentrism, this international series aims to expand the scope and imagination of the field.

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Books in the series will explore what sociology, social sciences and decolonial thought can contribute to each other, in both theories and concepts as well as empirical-focused studies. Books will feature work from both established scholars and early career researchers, engaging in a wide range of subjects, including (but not limited to):

  • Knowledge
  • Forgotten scholars
  • Globalization
  • Social methods and methodologies
  • Gender
  • Sexualities
  • Race
  • Indigeneity
  • Migration
  • Culture
  • Political Economy
  • Health
  • Ecology


We invite prospective authors to submit proposals for books of at least 60,000 words in length and we will be open to authored and edited volumes.

If you would like to discuss submitting a proposal, please email Ali Meghji (am2059@cam.ac.uk), Alana Lentin (a.lentin@westernsydney.edu.au), Syed Farid Alatas (alatas@nus.edu.sg) and Shannon Kneis (shannon.kneis@bristol.ac.uk).