The Fictions of Modern Social Theory

Podcast October 06, 2021

Gurminder K Bhambra | University of Sussex

As social theory developed into sociology in the mid-twentieth century, most European countries were confronted by anti-colonial movements and challenges to their global dominance. However, these challenges to the political structures of European modernity, similarly, seemed not to impinge on what sociology came to see as its ‘jurisdiction’ – namely, issues of class, gender, and sexuality.

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