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For a postcolonial sociology
Postcolonial theory has enjoyed wide influence in the humanities but it has left sociology comparatively unscathed. Does this mean that postcolonial theory is not relevant to sociology? Focusing uponExpand
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Global Fields and Imperial Forms: Field Theory and the British and American Empires*
  • J. Go
  • Sociology
  • 1 September 2008
This article develops a global fields approach for conceptualizing the global arena. The approach builds upon existing approaches to the world system and world society while articulating them withExpand
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Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present
  • J. Go
  • History
  • 30 September 2011
1. Imperial paths to power 2. Colonial rules 3. Hegemonies and empires 4. Imperial forms, global fields 5. Weary titans: declining powers, new imperialism 6. The dynamics of imperialism.
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A Globalizing Constitutionalism?
  • J. Go
  • Sociology
  • 1 March 2003
This article uses primary data from the constitutional texts of 91 postcolonial nations (over the course of the latter part of the 20th century) to question the effects of global political norms uponExpand
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The ‘New’ Sociology of Empire and Colonialism
  • J. Go
  • Sociology
  • 1 September 2009
This study reviews recent sociological scholarship on empire and colonialism. The new ‘imperial–colonial studies’ in sociology is not a fully fledged subfield but an emerging space of inquiry thatExpand
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Globalizing Sociology, Turning South. Perspectival Realism and the Southern Standpoint
It is now recognized that social science needs to “globalize.” The premise is that social science’s concerns, categories and theories have been formulated, forged, and enacted of and forExpand
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Introduction: Entangling Postcoloniality and Sociological Thought
  • J. Go
  • Sociology
  • 12 February 2013
What is “postcolonial sociology”? While the study of postcoloniality has taken on the form of “postcolonial theory” in the humanities, sociology's approach to postcolonial issues has been comparablyExpand
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The American colonial state in the Philippines : global perspectives
In 1898, the United States declared sovereignty over the Philippines, an archipelago of seven thousand islands inhabited by seven million people of various ethnicities. While it became a colonialExpand
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“Racism” and Colonialism: Meanings of Difference and Ruling Practices in America's Pacific Empire
  • J. Go
  • Sociology
  • 21 January 2004
This article examines the meanings of “race” and difference in the first years of American colonialism in the Philippines, Guam, and Samoa. Moving beyond existing sociological studies of “race” andExpand
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