The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass: Studies in the Production of Knowledge (Paperback)

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The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass: Studies in the Production of Knowledge (Paperback)

By Didier Fassin (Editor), George Steinmetz (Editor)

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In recent years, social scientists have turned their critical lens on the historical roots and contours of their disciplines, including their politics and practices, epistemologies and methods, institutionalization and professionalization, national development and colonial expansion, globalization and local contestations, and public presence and role in society. The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass offers current social scientific perspectives on this reflexive moment. Examining sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, legal theory, and religious studies, the volume's contributors outline the present transformations of the social sciences, explore their connections with critical humanities, analyze the challenges of alternate paradigms, and interrogate recent endeavors to move beyond the human. Throughout, the authors, who belong to half a dozen disciplines, trace how the social sciences are thoroughly entangled in the social facts they analyze and are key to helping us understand the conditions of our world.

Contributors. Chitralekha, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Didier Fassin, Johan Heilbron, Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, Kristoffer Kropp, Nicolas Langlitz, John Lardas Modern, lvaro Morcillo Laiz, Am n P rez, Carel Smith, George Steinmetz, Peter D. Thomas, Bregje van Eekelen, Agata Zysiak.
Product Details ISBN: 9781478019459
ISBN-10: 147801945X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2023
Pages: 416
Language: English