MPIfG Lectures (english)
The consolidation of modern social theory, in the writings of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, coincided with the height of European empires and global war between them.
Yet, empire lay outside the purview of mainstream social theory except as a phenomenon associated with earlier historical periods and civilisations.
Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is author of Connected Sociologies (2014) and the award-winning Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (2007).
The lecture will take place online and is in english.