The Cambridge History of Science, Volume 7: The Modern Social Sciences (The Combridge History of Science Series)

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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.

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"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 Sciences
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521594424
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: Cambridge History of Science Series
  • Pages: 761
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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.

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