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


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.


capitalism colonialism historiography Nation politics renaissance revolution social theory sociology

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