Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad

Sociology and Colonial Modernity

Western Sociology’s “Others”: The Discourse and Practices of Indigeneity, Endogeneity, and Colonial Modernity

Tuesday, September 20, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

Colonial Modernity and Methodological Nationalism in Sociology of India

Wednesday, September 21, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, September 22, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES


From Michael Burawoy, et al., Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for a Global Sociology:

Burawoy, Facing an Unequal World, pp.3-27.

Patel, Imperative and Challenge of Diversity, pp.48-62

SUJATA PATEL is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. Her research interests cover a wide array of topics, including modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city-formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is the Series Editor of Studies in International Sociology (Sage, 2010-1012), Studies in Contemporary Society (Oxford, India) and Cities and the Urban Imperative (Routledge, India). She is also the author of The Making of Industrial Relations (OUP, 1997), editor of The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions (Sage, 2010) and Doing Sociology in India, Genealogies, Locations and Practices (Oxford, 2011) and coeditor of five books, Bombay: Metaphor of Modern India (OUP, 1995); Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture (OUP, 1995); Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition (OUP, 2003); Thinking Social Science in India (Sage, 2002); and Urban Studies (OUP, 2006).