Forelæsning - Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Forelæsning #9 i forelæsningsrækken Critical Globality:
Start:kl. 12.30
Slut:kl. 14.00
Sted: Bygning 41.1.14 (Biografen), Roskilde Universitet

The historical origins of sociology have been explained in two main ways. On the one hand, classic accounts described sociology as a response to the internal transformation of European societies (typically, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution). On the other hand, more recent revisionist scholarship traces the emergence of sociology not to Europe’s self-transformation but to European encounters with the non-European world. Chad Alan Goldberg’s recent study Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought moves beyond the limitations of both perspectives. Highlighting the historical opposition between Jews and gentiles as an important basis and background condition for the traditional/modern binary, it suggests a rethinking of previous scholarship on Orientalism, Occidentalism, and European perceptions of America.

Forelæsning #9 i forelæsningsrækken Critical Globality


Chad Alan Goldberg, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Critical Globality


Critical Globality is a new lecture series at Roskilde University. At a time when global questions radically increase in importance, we need to ask questions about how ‘the global’ can best be understood. With three invited speakers per semester, Critical Globality will engage international scholars in a conversation about historical and contemporary iterations of global connections, networks, economies and politics.

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Forskningsgrupperne Global Politcal Sociology and Global History fra Roskilde Universitet

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Forelæsning #8: Politics of Synchronization: From Progress to Crisis And Beyond
Forelæsning #9: Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought