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Rethinking modernity : postcolonialism and the sociological imagination

Author: Gurminder K Bhambra
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2007.
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"Rethinking Modernity presents a fundamental reconstruction of the idea of modernity in contemporary sociology and social theory. It criticizes the abstraction of European modernity from its colonial context as well as the way in which the experiences of non-Western 'others' are regarded as having no contribution to make to such understandings. In challenging the dominant, Eurocentred accounts of the emergence and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bhambra, Gurminder K., 1974-
Rethinking modernity.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2007
(OCoLC)646901292
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gurminder K Bhambra
ISBN: 9780230500341 023050034X
OCLC Number: 85812819
Awards: Short-listed for European Amalfi Prize for Sociology 2008
Description: viii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Postcolonialism, Sociology, and the Politics of Knowledge Production --
Part 1. Sociology and Its Historiography --
1. Modernity, Colonialism, and the Postcolonial Critique --
2. European Modernity and the Sociological Imagination --
3. From Modernization to Multiple Modernities: Eurocentrism Redux --
Part 2. Deconstructing Eurocentrism: Connected Histories --
4. Myths of European Cultural Integrity --
The Renaissance --
5. Myths of the Modern Nation-State --
The French Revolution --
6. Myths of Industrial Capitalism --
The Industrial Revolution --
Conclusion: Sociology and Social Theory After Postcolonialism --
Towards a Connected Historiography.
Responsibility: Gurminder K. Bhambra.
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