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Cover for Social Science in context : historical, sociological and global perspectives
Isbn: 978-91-8735-106-8
Publisher: Nordic Academic Press
Society & Culture
Accessible since: October 2014


Social Science in context : historical, sociological and global perspectives

»Den goda antologin ställer krav på sina redaktörer. Den goda antologiredaktören har tålamod och finess, egna idéer och mycket hög toleranströskel ... Social Science in Context är ett mycket gott exempel inom genren; det finns en övergripande problematik som håller de olika texterna samman, tankereda och höga ambitioner hos redaktörerna.« Tidskriften Respons

Social Science in Context is one of the first ventures to explore the relationship between social science and society in historical, sociological and global perspective. What impact has the research in these areas had on society? How are research fields established and to what ends?

Social Science in Context is a compilation of articles by an international and multidisciplinary group of scholars. The authors analyse the practical making and discursive aspects of social scientific knowledge and examples are drawn from a broad range of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, and gender studies.

The overall aim of the book is to encourage a contextual and reflexive understanding of the complex relationship between the social sciences and society. The bonds of the past and today are made up by reciprocity and involve key elements such as gender and power, science and politics, academic boundaries and global power relations.

The book should be of interest to researchers, graduate students or anyone else interested in understanding and reflecting upon the uses, roles and functions of social science in today s globalised world.

Contributors: Eileen Janes Yeo, Per Wisselgren, Jonas Harvard, Frans Lundgren, Anna Larsson, Wiebke Keim, Andrew Arbuthnott, Åsa Andersson, Katarina Kärnebro, Erika Knobblock, Rickard Danell, Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Adrián Groglopo, Ellen Inga Turi, Raewyn Connell.

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