As noted in Why Is Classical Theory Classical? (1997) by Raewyn Connell, and in chapter six of our book where we discuss the relationship between empire and the development of sociology, the main stories told about the world by many sociologists of late nineteenth and early twentieth century rarely looked at the structural relationship and centrality of race to modernity, industrial society, and capitalism. Instead of making connections between social structures and racial inequalities, they spoke of different stages of development and focused on cultural differences to erase the ongoing colonial and imperial encounter from understandings of the “metropole” and the “periphery”.
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