Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination

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byGurminder K Bhambra

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Gurminder Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in sociology, criticizing classic and contemporary contributions and arguing for an approach based on "connected histories" beyond the Eurocentric focus of dominant approaches.

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Gurminder Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in sociology, criticizing classic and contemporary contributions and arguing for an approach based on "connected histories" beyond the Eurocentric focus of dominant approaches.

GURMINDER K. BHAMBRA is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. She has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex and a Research Associate at the Five College Women's Studies Research Centre at Mount Holyoke College, USA, where she was also Vis...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230227155

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production
PART I: SOCIOLOGY AND ITS HISTORIOGRAPHY
Modernity, Colonialism and the Postcolonial Critique
European Modernity and the Sociological Imagination
From Modernization to Multiple Modernities: Eurocentrism Redux
PART II: DECONSTRUCTING EUROCENTRISM: CONNECTED HISTORIES
The Renaissance and Myths of European Cultural Integrity
The French Revolution and Myths of the Modern Nation-State
The Industrial Revolution and Myths of Industrial Capitalism
Conclusion: Sociology and Social Theory After Postcolonialism: Toward A Connected Historiography
References
Index

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Winner of the 2008 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 
 
Shortlisted for the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology