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The Sage Handbook of Global Sociology

The Sage Handbook of Global Sociology

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656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Global Sociology addresses the ‘social’, its various expressions globally, and the ways in which such understandings enable us to understand and account for global structures and processes. It demonstrates the vitality of thought from around the world by connecting theories and traditions, including reflections on European colonization, to build shared, rather than universal, understandings.  

Across 36 chapters, the Handbook offers a series of perspectives and cases from different locations, enabling the reader better to understand the particularities of specific contexts and how they are connected to global movements and structures. By moving beyond standard accounts of sociology and social theory, this Handbook offers both valuable insight into and scholarly contribution to the field of global sociology. 

Part 1: Politics

Part 2: Labour

Part 3: Kinship

Part 4: Belief

Part 5: Technology

Part 6: Ecology

Gurminder Bhambra, Lucy Mayblin, Kathryn Medi
Editors' Introduction
Hyab Teklehaimanot Yohannes, Tesfalem Habte Yemane, and Peninah Wangari-Jones
Chapter 1: The Hostile Environment, Covid-19, and the Creation of Asylum Colonies in the UK
Darren Byler
Chapter 2: Contemporary Colonial Frontier Making: Thinking From the Operational Digital Enclosure of Muslims in Northwest China
Terri-Anne Teo
Chapter 3: Postcolonial Governmentalities: Brownface in Singapore
Osmundo Pinho
Chapter 4: Blackness and Anti-Blackness: Social Death and Ancestry throughout the Americas
John Andrew G. Evangelista
Chapter 5: Not just an imperial thing: Homonationalism in the Philippines
Petula Sik Ying Ho, Sui Ting Kong, Stevi Jackson
Chapter 6: Problematizing Hongkonger Political Subjectivity: The Struggle for, and over, Democracy
Part 2: LABOUR
Supurna Banerjee
Chapter 7: Domestic work in India: examining caste and gender in constructing labour
Kleoniki Alexopoulou
Chapter 8: Labour transformations in Central and Southern Africa from colonial to postcolonial times
Cláudia Vianna and Alanis Bello Ramírez
Chapter 9: Amidst gender and race violence: political potencies of the work of care in schools
Julie Ham, Christine Vicera, and Jemima Joy Gbadago
Chapter 10: Developing decolonial aesthetics with migrant domestic worker creative communities
Halima Diallo
Chapter 11: Gender reversal in the workplace: Female bodies in male strongholds
Daria Krivonos
Chapter 12: Time and Gradations in Europe: Temporality and Racialized Labour among Young Russian migrants in Helsinki
Tania Cristina Pérez-Bustos
Chapter 13: Textile Companions
Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki
Chapter 14: Building coalitions across structural borders as a form of radical intimacy and kinship
Dhiraj Singha
Chapter 15: ‘Maitri’ and the Possibilities of Reconfiguring ‘Friendship’ in ‘Post-Hindu India’
Pat Dudgeon & Abigail Bray
Chapter 16: Beyond the Colonial Ontological Turn: Social and emotional wellbeing and Indigenous knowledge systems in Australia
Anahi Russo Garrido
Chapter 17: Lesbianas and Queer Kinship in Mexico City
Mónica Inés Cejas, María Teresa Garzón Martínez & Merarit Viera Alcazar
Chapter 18: Collective Pathways in Feminist Cultural Studies of the Global South
Part 4: BELIEF
Soumaya Mestiri
Chapter 19: Community and Improvement of the Self in Pre-Modern Philosophy: The Case of Ibn Bâja and Ibn Tufayl
Renée de la Torre
Chapter 20: Saints and their replicants: a decolonization of power through ultra-baroque devotion
Genevieve Nrenzah
Chapter 21: Interrogating the Other: Belief in Witchcraft among the Akan Nzema People in Pentecostal-Charismatic Africa
Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Chapter 22: Sikh Philosophy: Transforming Self, World and Society
Ras Wayne Rose
Chapter 23: Who Art Babylon? Decoding Rastafari Experiential Realities in Critiquing Modernity
Sylvia Marcos
Chapter 24: Indigenous Spirituality Inspires Decolonization of Religious Beliefs
Jillian Crandall
Chapter 25: (Un)blocking Utopia: Blockchain Imperialism and Crypto-colonialism in Global Development
Alessandra Marino
Chapter 26: Technologies at ‘the edge of the world’. Space, global inequalities and the promise of progress
Douglas-Wade Brunton
Chapter 27: The Creole Web: A Theory of Place, Space, Time, and Race
Amrita Pande
Chapter 28: Globalization of assisted reproduction: “Intimate” Politics of Race and reproduction
Héctor Beltrán
Chapter 29: The Ethno-Stack
Srravya Chandhiramowuli, Janaki Srinivasan, Pradyumna Taduri
Chapter 30: Precarious Disruption: Revisiting Worker Control and Consent in the Age of Algorithms and Apps
Su-ming Khoo
Chapter 31: Connecting Sociologies of Extraction, Monoculture and Pollution
Workineh Kelbessa
Chapter 32: African Environmental Philosophy and the Quest for a Sustainable Future
Astrid Ulloa
Chapter 33: Diverse ways of interaction between humans and nonhumans: Demands of indigenous women of politicization of life to confront extractivism in Latin America
Yasuhito Abe
Chapter 34: Revaluing the mundane: Citizen science after Fukushima
Ayushi Dhawan
Chapter 35: Greenpeace, Alang, and the Binary Labels that Defined the Existence of the Indian Shipbreaking Industry
Daniel Voskoboynik
Chapter 36: Climate: An Atmosphere of Violence, A Canopy for Decolonial Turns

Gurminder Bhambra

Gurminder K. Bhambra is a professor of postcolonial and decolonial studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. Previously, she was a professor of sociology at the University of Warwick and has held visiting positions at EHESS Paris, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, and Concurrences Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Sweden. Her publications include Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014) andRethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007), which won the 2008 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. She set up the Global Social Theory ( website... More About Author

Lucy Mayblin

Lucy Mayblin is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on asylum, human rights, policy-making, and the legacies of colonialism.  More About Author

Kathryn Medien

Kathryn Medien is a Lecturer in Sociology based in the Sociology Department at the Open University. Her research interests are in social and political theory, particularly anti-colonial thought and feminist theory.  More About Author

Mara Viveros-Vigoya

Mara Viveros-Vigoya is Full Professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at the National University of Colombia, where she has taught in the Department of Anthropology (1998-2017) and in the School of Gender Studies, of which she is co-founder and has been its director three times.  More About Author

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