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The Cambridge History of Science

The Cambridge History of Science

Volume 7. The Modern Social Sciences

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Part of The Cambridge History of Science

Theodore M. Porter, Dorothy Ross, Johan Heilbron, Stephen Turner, Antoine Picon, Eileen Yeo, Harry Liebersohn, Johnson Kent Wright, Jan Goldstein, Keith Tribe, Margaret Schabas, Terrell Carver, Mitchell Ash, Mary Morgan, James Farr, Robert Bannister, Adam Kuper, Marie-Claire Robic, Jacques Revel, Andrew Barshay, Jorge Balan, Jaromir Janousek, Irina Sirotkina, Alain Roussillon, Owen Sichone, Partha Chatterjee, Bettina Gransow, Peter Wagner, Alain Desrosieres, Peter Miller, Susan Herbst, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Julie Reuben, John Carson, Ellen Herman, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Rosalind Rosenberg, Elazar Barkan, David Hollinger, Michael Latham
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521594424

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  • 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.

    • Written from the standpoint of history for readers interested in the broader cultural assumptions and implications of social science
    • Includes essays on the social sciences in the whole world, and not only on Europe and North America
    • Analyzes social science's participation in the making of the modern world from a variety of perspectives
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    'Historians of biology can greatly benefit from this comprehensive account of the history of the social sciences. … On the whole this is an excellent book, readable and useful for historians of science in any field.' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

    'This is as one might expect, a magisterial achievement of vast scope. The 43 chapters are divided into four parts, and cover every conceivable historical and disciplinary area.' The Scientific and Medical Network Review

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    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521594424
    • length: 790 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 164 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.203kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: writing the history of social science Theodore M. Porter and Dorothy Ross
    Part I. Sciences of the Social to the Late Nineteenth Century:
    2. Genres and objects of social inquiry from the enlightenment to 1890 Theodore M. Porter
    3. Social thought and natural science Johan Heilbron
    4. Cause, teleology, and method Stephen Turner
    5. Utopian socialism and social science Antoine Picon
    6. Social surveys in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Eileen Yeo
    7. Scientific ethnography and travel, 1750–1850 Harry Liebersohn
    8. History and historicism Johnson Kent Wright
    9. Bringing the psyche into scientific focus Jan Goldstein
    10. Continental political economy from the physiocrats to the marginal revolution Keith Tribe
    11. British economic theory from Locke to Marshall Margaret Schabas
    12. Marx and Marxism Terrell Carver
    Part II. The Disciplines in Western Europe and North America since about 1880:
    13. Changing contours of the social science disciplines Dorothy Ross
    14. Statistics and statistical methods Theodore Porter
    15. Psychology Mitchell Ash
    16. Economics Mary Morgan
    17. Political science James Farr
    18. Sociology Robert Bannister
    19. Anthropology Adam Kuper
    20. Geography as a social science Marie-Claire Robic
    21. History and the social sciences Jacques Revel
    Part III. The Internationalization of the Social Sciences:
    22. The sciences of modernity in a disparate world Andrew Barshay
    23. The social sciences in Latin America Jorge Balan
    24. Psychology in Russia and Central Eastern Europe Jaromir Janousek and Irina Sirotkina
    25. Sociology in the Near East Alain Roussillon
    26. Economics, political science, and anthropology in Africa Owen Sichone
    27. The social sciences in India Partha Chatterjee
    28. The social sciences in China Bettina Gransow
    29. The social sciences in Japan Andrew Barshay
    Part IV. Social Science as Discourse and Practice in Public and Private Life:
    30. The uses of the social sciences Peter Wagner
    31. Managing the economy Alain Desrosieres
    32. Management and accounting Peter Miller
    33. Polling in politics and industry Susan Herbst
    34. Social science and social planning during the twentieth century Peter Wagner
    35. Social welfare Ellen Fitzpatrick
    36. Education Julie Reuben
    37. The culture of intelligence John Carson
    38. Psychologism and the child Ellen Herman
    39. Psychiatry Elizabeth Lunbeck
    40. Gender Rosalind Rosenberg
    41. Race Elazar Barkan
    42. Cultural relativism David Hollinger
    43. Modernization Michael Latham.

  • Editors

    Theodore M. Porter, University of California, Los Angeles

    Dorothy Ross, The Johns Hopkins University

    Contributors

    Theodore M. Porter, Dorothy Ross, Johan Heilbron, Stephen Turner, Antoine Picon, Eileen Yeo, Harry Liebersohn, Johnson Kent Wright, Jan Goldstein, Keith Tribe, Margaret Schabas, Terrell Carver, Mitchell Ash, Mary Morgan, James Farr, Robert Bannister, Adam Kuper, Marie-Claire Robic, Jacques Revel, Andrew Barshay, Jorge Balan, Jaromir Janousek, Irina Sirotkina, Alain Roussillon, Owen Sichone, Partha Chatterjee, Bettina Gransow, Peter Wagner, Alain Desrosieres, Peter Miller, Susan Herbst, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Julie Reuben, John Carson, Ellen Herman, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Rosalind Rosenberg, Elazar Barkan, David Hollinger, Michael Latham

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