Postcolonial Sociologies

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786353253
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How can postcolonial thought be most fruitfully translated and incorporated into sociology? This special volume brings together leading sociologists to offer some answers and examples. The chapters offer new postcolonial readings of canonical thinkers like Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and Robert Park.

Gendering Struggles Against Informal and Precarious Work

Author: Rina Agarwala
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787693694
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This volume examines how gender shapes the varying and intersecting dynamics of informal/precarious worker struggles in two gender-typed sectors - domestic work and construction. Drawing upon cases across the global North and South, it explores how gender is intertwined into collective organizing efforts, why gender is addressed and to what end.

Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Author: Julian Go
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190625139
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Social scientists have long been resistant to the set of ideas known as "postcolonial thought." Meanwhile, postcolonial scholars have considered social science to be an impoverished discipline that is part of the intellectual problem for postcolonial liberation, not the solution. This divergence is fitting, given that postcolonial thought emerged from the anticolonial revolutions of the twentieth century and has since become an enterprise in the academic humanities, while social theory was born as an intellectual justification for empire and has since been institutionalized in social science. Given such divisions - and at times direct opposition - is it possible to reconcile the two? Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory explores the divergences and generative convergences between these two distinct bodies of thought. It asks how the intellectually insurrectionary ideas of postcolonial thinkers, such as Franz Fanon, Amilcar Cabral, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak, among others, pose a radical epistemic challenge to social theory. It charts the different ways in which social theory might be refashioned to meet the challenge and excavates the often hidden sociological assumptions of postcolonial thought. While various scholars suggest that postcolonial thought and social science are incompatible, this book illuminates how they are mutually beneficial, and argues for a third wave of postcolonial thought emerging from social science but also surmounting the narrow confines of disciplinary boundaries.

The Postcolonial Subject

Author: Vivienne Jabri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041568210X
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The aim of the book is to reveal spaces of resistance and contestation through an engagement with political theory, literature and film from the postcolonial world, focusing mainly on the Middle East and South Asia.

Twenty Years of the Journal of Historical Sociology

Author: Yoke-Sum Wong
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405179331
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Over the last twenty years the Journal of Historical Sociology has redefined what historical sociology can be. These essays by internationally distinguished historians, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers bring together the very best of the JHS. Volume 1 focuses on the British state, Volume 2 on the journal’s wider interdisciplinary challenges. The first in a two-volume anthology representing the best articles published in The Journal of Historical Sociology over the last twenty years. Includes essays, debates and responses written by internationally distinguished historians, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers as well as by pioneering newer scholars have been influential in challenging and redefining the field of historical sociology. Spans a range of issues and topics that combine rich empirical scholarship with sophisticated theoretical engagement, bringing together the very best of the JHS. A collection of essays on state formation from medieval times to the present, focussing mainly on the British state.

Included in Sociology

Author: Jeffrey Chuan-che Chin
Publisher: Amer Assn for Higher Education
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A practice-oriented volume written by sociology faculty for their colleagues and others who care about the retention and success of students of color in the discipline's gateway courses.


Author: Michael Hardt
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593372304
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Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert politischer Theoriemüdigkeit haben Hardt und Negri mit ihrer brillanten, provokanten und heiß diskutierten Analyse des postmodernen Kapitalismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung das Denken wieder in Bewegung gebracht. Der Hoffnung auf die politische Gestaltbarkeit einer neuen, gerechteren Weltordnung haben sie damit ein anspruchsvolles theoretisches Fundament gegeben. "Eine grandiose Gesellschaftsanalyse, die unser Unbehagen bündelt und ihm eine Richtung gibt, für die in der Geschichte der Philosophie das Wort vom 'guten Leben' steht." Die Zeit "Das Jahrzehnt linker Melancholie ist vorüber." Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745649122
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Carries out empirical investigations into social suffering worldwide, arguing that traumas are not merely psychological but collective experiences & that they play a key role in defining the origins & outcomes of critical social conflicts. Draws on various case studies from the Holocaust & post-colonial battles to the traumatic events of 9/11.