Gurminder K. Bhambra, professor ved Universitetet i Sussex, holder årets Vilhelm Aubert minneforelesning.
30. november, kl. 14:15 – 16:00
Auditorium 7, Eilert Sundts hus
Empires and Nations: Or, A Political Economy of Colonialism
Nations and empires tend to be understood as distinct political entities. This fails to recognise the conjunction of the emergence of the nation-state with European colonial expansion. In this talk, Bhambra sets out an alternative account of how the modern state might be understood by better understanding the varieties of empire and varieties of colonialism with which it is associated. She argues that colonialism is a distinctly modern phenomenon and, in turn, gives European overseas empires a character different from other empires. This difference rests, in large part, in the specificity of a political economy of colonialism that is often misidentified as a separate capitalist modernity.
1. desember, 10:00 – 12:00
Institutt for samfunnsforskning, Munthes gate 31
The Trouble with (Racial) Capitalism
Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society and is currently President of the British Sociological Association. She is co-author of Colonialism and Modern Social Theory (2021) with John Holmwood, and author of Connected Sociologies (2014) and the award-winning Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (2007). She is working on a Leverhulme Trust funded project on ‘Varieties of Empire, Varieties of Colonialism’.