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Global Sociology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Paul Bridgen
Academic year

Module overview

The global nature of economic, social and cultural relationships and processes has been a major theme of sociological analysis over recent decades. Debates have centred on the content and extent of globalisation, its drivers and consequences for global inequalities. Some commentators emphasise homogenising dynamics, but the continuation of distinct national and local pathways is increasingly highlighted too. Simultaneous with these debates, post-colonial critiques of classical and contemporary social theory raise fundamental questions about its suitability for understanding these global complexities. Historically-informed scholarship has emphasised how global colonial relations, historical trade and indentured labour flows co-constituted European modernity through colonial power and extraction processes.