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Title The Cambridge history of science. Volume 7, The modern social sciences / edited by Theodore M. Porter, Dorothy Ross
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (790 pages)
Series The Cambridge History of Science
Cambridge history of science.
Contents Introduction: Writing the History of Social Science / Theodore M. Porter and Dorothy Ross -- PART I SCIENCES OF THE SOCIAL TO THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY -- Genres and Objects of Social Inquiry, From the Enlightenment to 1890 / Theodore M. Porter -- Social Thought and Natural Science / Johan Heilbron -- Cause, Teleology, and Method / Stephen Turner -- Utopian Socialism And Social Science / Antoine Picon -- Social Surveys in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries / Eileen Janes Yeo -- Scientific Ethnography and Travel, 1750-1850 / Harry Liebersohn -- History and Historicism / Johnson Kent Wright -- Bringing the Psyche into Scientific Focus / Jan Goldstein -- Continental Political Economy From the Physiocrats to the Marginal Revolution / Keith Tribe -- British Economic Theory From Locke To Marshall / Margaret Schabas -- Marx and Marxism / Terrell Carver -- PART II THE DISCIPLINES IN WESTERN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA SINCE ABOUT 1880 -- Changing Contours of The Social Science Disciplines / Dorothy Ross -- Statistics and Statistical Methods / Theodore M. Porter -- Psychology / Mitchell G. Ash -- Economics / Mary S. Morgan -- Political Science / James Farr -- Sociology / Robert C. Bannister -- Anthropology / Adam Kuper -- Geography / Marie-Claire Robic -- History and the Social Sciences / Jacques Revel -- PART III THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES -- The Sciences of Modernity in a Disparate World / Andrew E. Barshay -- The Social Sciences in Latin America during the Twentieth Century / Jorge Balan -- Psychology in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe / Jaromír Janoušek and Irina Sirotkina -- Sociology in Egypt and Morocco / Alain Roussillon -- The Social Sciences in Africa / Owen Sichone -- The Social Sciences in India / Partha Chatterjee -- The Social Sciences In China / Bettina Gransow -- The Social Sciences in Japan / Andrew E. Barshay -- PART IV SOCIAL SCIENCE AS DISCOURSE AND PRACTICE IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE -- The Uses of the Social Sciences / Peter Wagner -- Managing the Economy / Alain Desrosières -- Management and Accounting / Peter Miller -- Polling in Politics and Industry / Susan Herbst -- Social Science and Social Planning During the Twentieth Century / Peter Wagner -- Social Welfare / Ellen Fitzpatrick -- Education / Julie A. Reuben -- The Culture of Intelligence / John Carson -- Psychologism and the Child / Ellen Herman -- Psychiatry / Elizabeth Lunbeck -- Gender / Rosalind Rosenberg -- Race and The Social Sciences / Elazar Barkan -- Cultural Relativism / David A. Hollinger -- Modernization / Michael E. Latham
Summary This volume provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since the eighteenth century. It offers original, synthetic accounts of the historical development of social knowledge, including its philosophical assumptions, its social and intellectual organization, and its relations to science, medicine, politics, bureaucracy, philosophy, religion, and the professions. Its forty-two chapters include inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science, the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics), and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It also includes essays that examine the involvement of the social sciences in government, business, education, culture, and social policy. This is a broad cultural history of social science, which analyzes from a variety of perspectives its participation in the making of the modern world
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 735-762)
Subject Science -- History.
Social sciences -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Porter, Theodore M., 1953- editor
Ross, Dorothy, 1936- editor
ISBN 9781139053556 (ebook)
1139053558 (ebook)