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Cambridge History of Science Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences (Theodore M Porter Dorothy Ross (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521594424
Cambridge History of Science Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences (Theodore M Porter Dorothy Ross (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521594424
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Title: The Cambridge History of Science Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

Author: Porter, Theodore M Dorothy Ross (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521594424

Volumes: 1; Pages: 790

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Forty-two essays by authors from five continents and many disciplines provide a synthetic account of the history of the social sciences--including behavioral and economic sciences since the late eighteenth century. The authors emphasize the cultural and intellectual preconditions of social science, and its contested but important role in the history of the modern world. While there are many historical books on particular disciplines, there are very few about the social sciences generally, and none that deal with so much of the world over so long a timespan.Contents1. Introduction: writing the history of social science Theodore M. Porter and Dorothy RossPart I. Sciences of the Social to the Late Nineteenth Century2. Genres and objects of social inquiry from the enlightenment to 1890 Theodore M. Porter3. Social thought and natural science Johan Heilbron4. Cause, teleology, and method Stephen Turner5. Utopian socialism and social science Antoine Picon6. Social surveys in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Eileen Yeo7. Scientific ethnography and travel, 1750-1850 Harry Liebersohn8. History and historicism Johnson Kent Wright9. Bringing the psyche into scientific focus Jan Goldstein10. Continental political economy from the physiocrats to the marginal revolution Keith Tribe11. British economic theory from Locke to Marshall Margaret Schabas12. Marx and Marxism Terrell CarverPart II. The Disciplines in Western Europe and North America since about 188013. Changing contours of the social science disciplines Dorothy Ross14. Statistics and statistical methods Theodore Porter15. Psychology Mitchell Ash16. Economics Mary Morgan17. Political science James Farr18. Sociology Robert Bannister19. Anthropology Adam Kuper20. Geography as a social science Marie-Claire Robic21. History and the social sciences Jacques RevelPart III. The Internationalization of the Social Sciences22. The sciences of modernity in a disparate world Andrew Barshay23. The social sciences in Latin America Jorge Balan24. Psychology in Russia and Central Eastern Europe Jaromir Janousek and Irina Sirotkina25. Sociology in the Near East Alain Roussillon26. Economics, political science, and anthropology in Africa Owen Sichone27. The social sciences in India Partha Chatterjee28. The social sciences in China Bettina Gransow29. The social sciences in Japan Andrew BarshayPart IV. Social Science as Discourse and Practice in Public and Private Life30. The uses of the social sciences Peter Wagner31. Managing the economy Alain Desrosieres32. Management and accounting Peter Miller33. Polling in politics and industry Susan Herbst34. Social science and social planning during the twentieth century Peter Wagner35. Social welfare Ellen Fitzpatrick36. Education Julie Reuben37. The culture of intelligence John Carson38. Psychologism and the child Ellen Herman39. Psychiatry Elizabeth Lunbeck40. Gender Rosalind Rosenberg41. Race Elazar Barkan42. Cultural relativism David Hollinger43. Modernization Michael LathamReview"The volume is a major contribution to communicating a contemporary understanding of science as integral to the life of the modern world. Both general historians and historians of science, not to mention scientists themselves, who think science is something apart may find this weighty volume hard to ignore. readers who already work in one of the many branches of the protean field will find most helpful and interesting ways into related areas. Students and teachers alike will surely find it a major resource."--Journal of the History of the Behavioural SciencesContributorsTheodore 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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