A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences
- Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham
- Philippe Fontaine, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
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A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences includes essays on the ways in which the histories of psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, history and political science have been written since the Second World War. Bringing together chapters written by the leading historians of each discipline, the book establishes significant parallels and contrasts and makes the case for a comparative interdisciplinary historiography. This comparative approach helps explain historiographical developments on the basis of factors specific to individual disciplines and the social, political, and intellectual developments that go beyond individual disciplines. All historians, including historians of the different social sciences, encounter literatures with which they are not familiar. This book will provide a broader understanding of the different ways in which the history of the social sciences, and by extension intellectual history, is written.Read more
- Brings together essays on the historiography of the major social sciences - psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics and political science
- Provides a clear idea of the parallels and contrasts between different social sciences
- Presents a comparative approach that accounts for historiographical developments within disciplines on the basis of either disciplinary or extra-disciplinary factors
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'… this volume could be better considered to be a reference work for the historiographies of the modern social disciplines, and, if so, one I do recommend.' Marcel Boumans, Journal of the History of Economic Thought
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- Date Published: September 2014
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316094143
- contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine
2. History and historiography since 1945 Kevin Passmore
3. History of anthropology Henrika Kuklick
4. Periphery toward center and back: scholarship on the history of sociology, 1945–2012 Charles Camic
5. History of psychology since 1945: a North American review James H. Capshew
6. Contested identities: the history of economics since 1945 Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine
7. A disciplinary history of disciplinary histories: the case of political science Robert Adcock.
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