The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences: Modern Social Sciences Vol 7

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences: Modern Social Sciences Vol 7

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Cambridge University Press, 8/4/2003
EAN 9780521594424, ISBN10: 0521594421

Hardcover, 790 pages, 23.6 x 16.4 x 5.6 cm
Language: English

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.

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.

'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