Connected Sociologies by Gurminder K. BhambraConnected Sociologies by Gurminder K. Bhambra

Connected Sociologies

byGurminder K. Bhambra

Paperback | December 18, 2014

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This book outlines what theory for a global age might look like, positing an agenda for consideration, contestation and discussion, and a framework for the research-led volumes that follow in the series. Gurminder K. Bhambra takes up the classical concerns of sociology and social theory and shows how they can be rethought through an engagement with postcolonial studies and decoloniality, two of the most distinctive critical approaches of the past decades.
Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick, UK. She is Series Editor of the Theory for a Global Age series.
Title:Connected SociologiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 X 5.45 X 0.5 inPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780931573

ISBN - 13:9781780931579

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Connected Sociologies Sociological Theory and Historical Sociology 1. Modernisation Theory, Underdevelopment, and Multiple Modernities 2. From Modernisation Theory to World History Social Sciences and Questions of Epistemology 3. Opening the Social Sciences to Cosmopolitanism? 4. Global Sociology: Indigenous, Subversive, Autonomous? 5. Global Sociology: Multiple, Southern, Provincial? Connected Sociologies 6. Postcolonial and Decolonial Reconstructions 7. Sociology for an ''Always-Already'' Global Age

Editorial Reviews

Sociology has a long history of internal reexamination and critique, and some of the works in this genre-such as those of C. Wright Mills and Alvin W. Gouldner-have become classics. Bhambra follows in this tradition; in this instance, she focuses on the ways in which contemporary sociologists to date have, in her opinion, unsuccessfully grappled with the reality of globalization, both its history and its more recent intensification. The shortcomings she finds in such prominent scholars as Ulrich Beck, Michael Mann, and Immanuel Wallerstein are a result of their inability to cast off the imprint of Eurocentrism . The author concludes by proposing the creation of connected sociologies that preserve the pluralism of local experiences. Left unclear is whether the connections can or should yield a unified sociology. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students/faculty.