Drawing on Bourdieu's field theory and Latour's actor network theory, Go illustrates how postcolonial relationism
draws attention to the relations between groups that have been thought to be distinct and independent of one another.
In his "Manifesto for a Relational Sociology," which is one of the founding documents of the academic movement of RS, Mustafa Emirbayer, presents a stark choice: "The key question confronting sociologists in the present day is not 'material versus ideal', 'structure versus agency', 'individual versus society', or any of the other dualisms so often noted; rather is the choice between substantialism and relationism
" (Emirbayer 1997:282).
With China's traditional cultural emphasis on relationism
, harmonious social relationships are encouraged (Wong, Wong, & Wong, 2010), and discord and disagreement are discouraged.
Thus, instead of relativism, Latour advocates for a 'relationism
' through which institutional values can be tested and honed.
"All-Under-Heaven and Methodological Relationism
: An Old Story and New World Peace", Fred Dallmayr ve Zhao Tingyang (der.), Contemporary Chinese Political Thought: Debates and Perspectives, The University Press of Kentucy, 2012, s.46-66.
Ho, D.Y.F., (1998), "Interpersonal relationships and relationship dominance: An analysis based on methodological relationism
", Asian Journal of Social Psychology, vol.
The nuanced views presented here are epitomized in Zhao Tingyang's chapter, "All-Under-Heaven and Methodological Relationism
: An Old Story and New World Peace." Here, and elsewhere, Chinese authors demonstrate their familiarity with Western writings and criticisms of Chinese policies.
Zhao, Tingyang, "All-under-heaven and methodical relationism
: An old story and new world peace" en Fred Dallmayr y Tingyang Zhao, Contemporary Chinese Political Thought: Debates and Perspectives, University Press of Kentucky, Estados Unidos, 2012.
To begin the construction of a theory to explain how perception can be used as evidence for belief, Kassar covers conceptualism, relationism
, relational conceptualism, and relational conceptualism and empirical science.