Rethinking Modernity

Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination

Authors: Bhambra, G.

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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.

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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 Visiting Professor in Critical Social Thought. She is co-editor of Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project 

Reviews

Winner of the 2008 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Shortlisted for the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology

'Bhambra admirably unpacks prevailing narratives of modernity and Europe, while proposing the use of 'connected histories' to improve contemporary sociology' - Sociology


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production

    Gurminder K. Bhambra

    Pages

  • Modernity, Colonialism, and the Postcolonial Critique

    Gurminder K. Bhambra

    Pages

  • Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

    Pages 1-12

  • Modernity, Colonialism, and the Postcolonial Critique

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

    Pages 15-33

  • European Modernity and the Sociological Imagination

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

    Pages 34-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Modernity
Book Subtitle
Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-20641-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230206410
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50034-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-22715-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 200
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