Sociology is based on a conventional view of the emergence of modernity and the ‘rise of the West’. This privileges mainstream Euro-centred histories. Most sociological accounts of modernity, for example, neglect broader issues of colonialism and empire. They also fail to address the role of forced labour alongside free labour, issues of dispossession and settlement, and the classification of societies and peoples by their ‘stages of development’.
The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project responds to these challenges by providing resources for the reconstruction of the curriculum in the light of new connected histories and their associated connected sociologies. The project is designed to support the transformation of school, college, and university curricula through a critical engagement with the broader histories that have shaped modern societies.