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The Resource Science and the decolonization of social theory : unthinking modernity, Gennaro Ascione

Science and the decolonization of social theory : unthinking modernity, Gennaro Ascione

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Science and the decolonization of social theory : unthinking modernity
Title
Science and the decolonization of social theory
Title remainder
unthinking modernity
Statement of responsibility
Gennaro Ascione
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Language
eng
Summary
This book addresses the ideological figure of modernity, its presumed historical significance as an era, and its theoretical adequacy as a frame. It shows how science is evoked to prevent the sociological imagination from elaborating non-Eurocentric categories and terminologies that are more adequate for a global age. The idea of modernity should not only be contested, but radically unthought in its foundational assumptions. These assumptions inform concepts such as secularization, emancipation, the 'global' and accumulation of capital. This book frees these concepts from ethnocentrism and discloses a path toward a new, non-Eurocentric, global social theory.Gennaro Ascione explores the transformative potential of decolonizing knowledge through a radical reconsideration of the historical and epistemological role that the intellectual reference to science plays in the construction of concepts. This ground-breaking work challenges social theorists to think globally beyond modernity, bringing together social theory and science in an unprecedented way. Importantly, it makes accessible a new space of missing theorization for further developments and inquiries in the field
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Ascione, Gennaro
Dewey number
909.82
Index
index present
LC call number
CB430
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Decolonization
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Science and the decolonization of social theory : unthinking modernity, Gennaro Ascione
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgments; Contents ; 1: Introduction: The Epistemological Ritual of Modernity; Why Science; The Coloniality of Method; Unthinking/Decolonizing; Teratological Concept Formation; Structure of the Book; References; 2: The Scientific Revolution and the Dilemmas of Ethnocentrism; Dialogical History and the Scientific Revolution; A New Agenda; Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies; China and Scientific Modernity; Connected Histories of Science; One Copernicus Less; References; 3: Modernity and Eurocentrism; The Palingenesis of Eurocentrism
  • Modernity-Eurocentrism: An Indissoluble Nexus? Modernity-Eurocentrism: An Indissoluble Nexus; Logical Issues; References; 4: Secularization as Ideology; Disenchantment and Modernization; Modern Science and the Canon of Sociology: The Politics of Unquestioning; Which Science; Blumenberg's Legitimacy of Modernity and the Geopolitics of Knowledge; The Claustrophobia of Transition Narratives; Wang Hui and Secularization from a Sinocentric Perspective; Eurocentric Hierarchies of Knowledge, Nation-State and Coloniality; References; 5: Emancipation as Governamentality
  • Emancipation, Science and Technology: A Coalescence of Colonial Violence The State and the Age of the Revolutions; Thinking Through Anti-colonial Struggles: Major Insights from 'Minor' Colonialisms; Sexuality, Technologies of the Self and Postcolonial Governamentality: A Conceptual Frame; References; 6: The Predicament of the 'Global'; Modernization as Theoretical Counter-Insurgency; Holism and the Colonizer's Gaze; Diffusion, Expansion, Incorporation; Asymmetries, Agencies, Relations; Borders and Assemblages; Connections and Circulation; Reconstructing the Global; References
  • 7: 'Degenerative' Capitalism Questioning History 1, Rethinking Historicism ; The Horizon of Colonial Expansion; The Conceptual Ambiguity of Accumulation; The Heuristics of Limit; The Discrete; Destruction; Of Use-Value; 'Degenerative' Capitalism; References; 8: Conclusion: The Future of Social Theory; References; Index
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781137516862
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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preservation
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • SPR956730965
  • ocn956730965
Label
Science and the decolonization of social theory : unthinking modernity, Gennaro Ascione
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgments; Contents ; 1: Introduction: The Epistemological Ritual of Modernity; Why Science; The Coloniality of Method; Unthinking/Decolonizing; Teratological Concept Formation; Structure of the Book; References; 2: The Scientific Revolution and the Dilemmas of Ethnocentrism; Dialogical History and the Scientific Revolution; A New Agenda; Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies; China and Scientific Modernity; Connected Histories of Science; One Copernicus Less; References; 3: Modernity and Eurocentrism; The Palingenesis of Eurocentrism
  • Modernity-Eurocentrism: An Indissoluble Nexus? Modernity-Eurocentrism: An Indissoluble Nexus; Logical Issues; References; 4: Secularization as Ideology; Disenchantment and Modernization; Modern Science and the Canon of Sociology: The Politics of Unquestioning; Which Science; Blumenberg's Legitimacy of Modernity and the Geopolitics of Knowledge; The Claustrophobia of Transition Narratives; Wang Hui and Secularization from a Sinocentric Perspective; Eurocentric Hierarchies of Knowledge, Nation-State and Coloniality; References; 5: Emancipation as Governamentality
  • Emancipation, Science and Technology: A Coalescence of Colonial Violence The State and the Age of the Revolutions; Thinking Through Anti-colonial Struggles: Major Insights from 'Minor' Colonialisms; Sexuality, Technologies of the Self and Postcolonial Governamentality: A Conceptual Frame; References; 6: The Predicament of the 'Global'; Modernization as Theoretical Counter-Insurgency; Holism and the Colonizer's Gaze; Diffusion, Expansion, Incorporation; Asymmetries, Agencies, Relations; Borders and Assemblages; Connections and Circulation; Reconstructing the Global; References
  • 7: 'Degenerative' Capitalism Questioning History 1, Rethinking Historicism ; The Horizon of Colonial Expansion; The Conceptual Ambiguity of Accumulation; The Heuristics of Limit; The Discrete; Destruction; Of Use-Value; 'Degenerative' Capitalism; References; 8: Conclusion: The Future of Social Theory; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137516862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reformatting quality
preservation
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR956730965
  • ocn956730965

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