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Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Julian Go

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

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 ... More


Conclusion: For a Third Wave

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter reviews the main arguments of the book and elaborates the epistemology and ontology of postcolonial sociology. It sketches a “postcolonial perspectivalism” to replace conventional ... More


The Postcolonial Challenge

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the implications of postcolonial thought for social science. Rather than only charging social science for its practical complicity with imperialism, postcolonial thought offers ... More


Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Jess Bier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine is an analysis of the ways that segregated landscapes have shaped digital cartography in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967. Extending work on how technology is ... More


Introduction: Social Theory beyond Empire?

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Social theory and postcolonial thought have different historical origins. Social theory conceptualizes social relations, social hierarchy, and social change, and explains them. It also explains ... More


Waves of Postcolonial Thought

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the two major “waves” of postcolonial thought. The first wave emerged as anticolonialism in the early to mid-twentieth century and included thinkers such as Franz ... More


The Subaltern Standpoint

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the potential contributions of a “subaltern standpoint” for meeting the postcolonial critique of social science’s Eurocentric universalism. Instead of starting from atop or from ... More


Reconnecting Relations

Julian Go

in Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190625139
eISBN:
9780190625177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625139.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter shows how social theory contains within it a theoretical frame that can help meet the challenge posed by the postcolonial critique: relationalism. The chapter examines how relationalism ... More


The Geographic Production of Knowledge

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine provides an extended critique of the notion that technoscientific facts should function as impartial arbiters in international conflicts. Chapter 6, “The Geographic ... More


The Colonizer in the Computer: Stasis and International Control in PA Maps

Jess Bier

in Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036153
eISBN:
9780262339957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036153.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter 4, “The Colonizer in the Computer”, is an examination of how the colonial past and present can affect maps. The Palestinian Authority (PA), the provisional Palestinian government, was founded ... More


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