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|SOC 1872E - Global Sociology: Capitalism, Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World|
This course seeks to question our sense of place in the world. Sociology often takes the nation as a bounded unit of analysis. Yet, the history of the modern world is one of empires, colonialism and transnational connections. These global racial and colonial histories are frequently ignored or silenced. This course focuses on Providence and Rhode Island to look at the embeddedness of local lives in global social processes. If we acknowledge that the world has always been global, how does that change our understanding of contemporary issues? How should we rethink sociology to break with its colonial origins?
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting