Introduction PART I: NORTHERN THEORY 1. Empire and the creation of a social science 2. Modern general theory and its hidden assumptions 3. Imagining globalisation PART II: LOOKING SOUTH 4. The discovery of Australia PART III: SOUTHERN THEORY 5. Indigenous knowledge and African Renaissance 6. Islam and Western dominance 7. Dependency, autonomy and culture 8. Power, violence and the pain of colonialism PART IV: ANTIPODEAN MEDITATIONS 9. The silence of the land 10. Social Science on a world scale References Index
Raewyn Connell is University Professor at the University of Sydney. A leading Australian social scientist, her work is well known in sociology, education, gender studies and political science, and has been translated into thirteen languages. Her books include Masculinities, Schools and Social Justice, Gender and Power and Making the Difference.