Editor's Highlights: Seeing like a sociologist to understand postcolonialism
by Keri E. Iyall Smith
Explore an emerging subfield in historical sociology, imperial-colonial studies, in Julian Go’s July 2009 article in the Political Sociology section of Sociology Compass. Growing out of the humanities and classical sociological theories, imperial-colonial studies present sociologists with both space to make new contributions and the opportunity to refine the sociological tradition. Imperial-colonial studies sociologizes the study of empire, colonial states, and colonial legacies. It also examines racial discourse and its connections to imperialism. Themes in this article relate not only to political sociology, but also to studies of race and ethnicity, social stratification, and culture.