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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 Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

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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 (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production

    Pages 1-12

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

  • Modernity, Colonialism, and the Postcolonial Critique

    Pages 15-33

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

  • European Modernity and the Sociological Imagination

    Pages 34-55

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

  • From Modernization to Multiple Modernities: Eurocentrism Redux

    Pages 56-79

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

  • Myths of European Cultural Integrity — The Renaissance

    Pages 83-105

    Bhambra, Gurminder K.

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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
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-22715-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 200
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