The world-systemic network of global elite sociology: the western male monoculture at faculties of the top one-hundred sociology departments of the world

Marton Demeter, Tamas Toth

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the educational paths and networks of core staff members (n = 3325) of the world’s top 100 sociology departments. Results show that a significant overrepresentation of central countries and considerable gender bias can be found throughout sociology departments with strong male dominance in high positions. By using an improved word-systemic model for the interpretation of our data, we were able to categorize the main agents and patients in the world-system of global elite sociology, and we could also describe those centripetal and centrifugal forces that absorb and reeducate peripheral talent while excluding those without Western reeducation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScientometrics
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Field theory
  • Global sociology
  • Knowledge colonialism
  • Sociology of sociology
  • World-system theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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