Title

Theorising in Philippine sociology, 1955-2017: Inclinations, possibilities, trajectories

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Asian Journal of Social Science

Volume

47

Issue

6

First Page

722

Last Page

746

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

The article's principal objective is to assess the state of theorising in Philippine sociology via the pages the Philippine Sociological Review (PSR). It reviews a portfolio of theoretical articles published by PSR over the span of seven decades (1955-2017). With PSR as the “interpretive canon,” the review uncovers suggestive actualities regarding the nature and extent of sociological theorising in the country. The theorising praxis of Filipino sociologists is characterised by a duality of “undercurrents” indicative of actual and potential actions that are habitual in nature (inclinations) yet porous enough to accommodate adjustments (possibilities) epitomised by episodic calls to theorise. Their nexus, albeit imbued with tension and ambivalence, is construed as predictive of promising futures (trajectories) for the discipline in the country. The article concludes that the climate of sociological theorising in the Philippines is essentially synchronous in the global trend along such area of concern. © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2019

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1163/15685314-04706005

Disciplines

Sociology

Keywords

Sociology--Philippines

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