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The objective of the course is to enable students to understand modernity as a socio-cultural product in specific socio-historical contexts. The course exposes students to theoretical perspectives to look at modernity and its constituents as a practice deeply embedded in culture and society. It familiarises students with encountering problems in their everyday life from more rationalist perspectives. It attempts to critically engage with and interrogate the multiple views on modernity.

Syllabus

Week - 1: Introduction: Modernity as a project of Enlightenment
Week - 2: Modernist paradigm in sociology: modern science, industrialisation and development
Week - 3-5: Sociological modernism: Marx, Weber and Simmel
Week - 6-7: Structuralist interpretation: Levi-Strauss and Althusser
Week - 8-9: Western Marxism: Lukacs, Gramsci and Touraine
Week - 10: Synthesising modernity: Wallerstein, Giddens and Habermas
Week - 11: Deconstructing modernity, modernity in non-modern contexts, the idea of alternative or multiple modernities
Week - 12: Reflexivity: dialectic of engaging with and interrogating modernity

Taught by

Sambit Mallick

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