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Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Julian Go


Postcolonial thought is an intellectual approach that recognizes the importance of empire and colonialism in the making of the modern world, including the constitution of modern culture and knowledge. Although postcolonial thought has resonated strongly in the academic humanities, this book explores its implications for social science and, in particular, social theory and sociology. After introducing the respective histories of social theory and postcolonial thought, the book discusses the various waves of postcolonial thought, beginning with the first wave of prominent thinkers and authors, s ... More

Keywords: Postcolonial theory, postcolonialism, empire, colonialism, social theory, historical sociology, critical theory, cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190625139
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Go, author
Professor of Sociology, Boston University