Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Sociology in Algeria: The problem of method and theory in social research

Dr. Loulou Nadia
Quran, Method, Theory, Sociology, Reality, Sociology in Algeria. ,


This article aims to shed light on the trajectory of sociology in Algeria by indicating the circumstances of its emergence as an independent science in Algeria, which do not differ from the conditions of its emergence in North African countries. It discusses the methodological crisis related to its areas of interest on one hand and the scientific inevitability of sociology associated with the situational approach on the other hand. Additionally, it addresses the crisis of Western social theory imported from the West, where enthusiasts of this science believe that Western sciences and theories have absolute credibility in their ability to analyze the Arab reality. This belief has affected university organization in terms of modules and content, shifting from classical to modern systems. However, this reality has not prevented successful attempts by Islamic thinkers to diagnose the reality of Islamic societies independently from Western theories, guided by the components of Islamic civilization such as the Quran and the Prophet's Sunnah. Nevertheless, these attempts remain isolated in terms of consultation in academic research and inclusion within various disciplines' standards, making the voice of theorization with Western theories predominant, as the general educational orientation adopts this approach.