By Syed Farid Alatas
The writings of Ibn Khaldūn, quite the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. for that reason, Ibn Khaldūn has been largely considered as the founding father of sociology, or at the least a precursor of recent sociology. whereas he used to be given this acceptance, despite the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic software of his theoretical viewpoint to express old and modern features of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East. the continued presence of Eurocentrism within the social sciences has now not helped during this regard: it usually stands within the means of the distinction of non-Western assets of theories and ideas.
This e-book presents an outline of Ibn Khaldūn and his sociology, discusses purposes for his marginality, and indicates how one can convey Ibn Khaldūn into the mainstream during the systematic program of his concept. It strikes past works that easily kingdom that Ibn Khaldūn used to be a founding father of sociology or supply descriptive money owed of his works. as an alternative it systematically applies Khaldūn’s theoretical point of view to express historic facets of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating suggestions and frameworks from Khaldūnian sociology into smooth social technological know-how theories. Applying Ibn Khaldūn will be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology and social theory.
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This book corrects this imbalance by systematically applying Ibn Khaldūn theoretical perspective to specific historical and contemporary aspects of Muslim societies in North Africa and the Middle East. As such, it is a contribution to the multicultural origins of the discipline of sociology. Ibn Khaldūn has always been noted as a founder of sociology and other social sciences, but this was more the case in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today, there is much less appeal to heritage both in the Arab-Muslim world and in the West.
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