Rethinking Modernity

Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination

  • Authors
  • Gurminder K. Bhambra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production

  3. Sociology and Its Historiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gurminder K. Bhambra
      Pages 34-55
  4. Deconstructing Eurocentrism: Connected Histories

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 156-200

About this book

Introduction

Arguing for the idea of connected histories, Bhambra presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in contemporary sociology. She criticizes the abstraction of European modernity from its colonial context and the way non-Western 'others' are disregarded. It aims to establish a dialogue in which 'others' can speak and be heard.

Keywords

capitalism colonialism historiography Nation politics renaissance revolution social theory sociology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230206410
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-22715-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-20641-0
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