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Positioning Narratives: Readings

Universal / Particular

  • Gouldner, Alvin W. 1973. ‘Romanticism and Classicism: Deep Structures in Social Science’ in For Sociology: Renewal and Critique in Sociology Today, pp323-66. London: Allen Lane. 
  • Headley, John M. 2000. ‘Geography and Empire in the Late Renaissance: Botero’s Assignment, Western Universalism, and the Civilizing Process’, Renaissance Quarterly 53(4): 1119-55.
  • Mignolo, Walter D. 1995. The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
  • Said, Edward W. 1978. Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.
  • Said, Edward W. 1994. Culture and Imperialism. London: Chatto and Windus.
  • Seidman, Steven 1997. Difference Troubles: Queering Social Theory and Sexual Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Categories / Truth Claims

  • Hawkesworth, Mary 1989. ‘Knowers, Knowing, Known: Feminist Theory and Claims of Truth’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 14(3): 533-57. 
  • Holmwood, John 2000 ‘Sociology and its Audience(s): Changing Perceptions of Sociological Argument’, in John Eldridge et al (eds) For Sociology: Legacies and Prospects, pp33-55. Durham: sociologypress.
  • Rudolph, Suzanne Hoeber 2005. ‘The Imperialism of Categories: Situating Knowledge in a Globalizing World’, Perspectives on Politics 3(1): 5-14.
  • Nelson, Lynn Hankinson 1993. ‘Epistemological Communities’ in Linda Alcoff and Elizabeth Potter (eds) Feminist Epistemologies. London: Routledge.
  • Stoler, Ann Laura 1989. ‘Rethinking Colonial Categories: European Communities and the Boundaries of Rule’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 31(1): 134-61.