Contrary to the prospects of progressive secularization that have dominated social movement studies, recent political, social and cultural developments on all continents call for greater attention to religious dimension in social movements and to religious movements, whether progressive or conservative. This conference advocates for a better articulation between social movement studies and the sociology of religions.
Sari Hanafi is professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and editor-in-chief of Idafat: an Arabic journal of Sociology. Since 2018, he is President of the International Association of Sociology. He was vice-president of the Arab Council for Social Sciences. He has done his work in the field of sociology of migration, political sociology, research policy, and the sociology of religions.
Intervention of Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, International Sociological Association President, in the Sociology of conflict seminar of Michel Wieviorka and Hervé Le Bras.
Today, the postcolonial approach is not sufficient to account for the problems of knowledge production. It should be complemented by a “post-authoritarian approach.”. This means considering not only the impact of colonialism, but also the impact of local authoritarianism.