Durham: Duke University Press (2023)
AbstractIn recent years, social scientists have turned their critical lens on the historical roots and contours of their disciplines, including their politics and practices, epistemologies and methods, institutionalization and professionalization, national development and colonial expansion, globalization and local contestations, and their public presence and role in society. The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass offers current social scientific perspectives on this reflexive moment in the social sciences. Examining sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, legal theory, and religious studies, the volume's contributors outline the present transformations of the social sciences, explore their connections with critical humanities, analyze the challenges of alternate paradigms, and interrogate recent endeavors to move beyond the human. Throughout, the authors, who belong to half a dozen disciplines, trace how the social sciences are thoroughly entangled in the social facts they analyze, and are key to helping us understand the conditions of our world. Contributors. Chitralekha, Jean-Louis Fabiani, Didier Fassin, Johan Heilbron, Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, Kristoffer Kropp, Nicolas Langlitz, John Lardas Modern, Álvaro Morcillo Laiz, Amín Pérez, Carel Smith, George Steinmetz, Peter D. Thomas, Bregje van Eekelen, Agata Zysiak.
Critical humanities and the unsettling of the sociological field : is there a French exception?Jean-Louis Fabiani
Spaces of real possibilities : counterfactuals and the impact of donors on the social sciences.Álvaro Morcillo Laiz
Cooperative primates and competitive primatologists : prosociality and polemics in a nonhuman social science.Nicolas Langlitz
The reinvention of sociology : into the trenches of fieldwork at the time of the Algerian liberation war.Amín Pérez
Concept-quake : from the history of science to the historical sociology of social science.George Steinmetz
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