Skip to content

Social Knowledge in the Making

ISBN-10: 0226092097

ISBN-13: 9780226092096

Edition: 2011

Authors: Charles Camic, Neil Gross, Mich�le Lamont

List price: $37.00
Shipping box This item qualifies for FREE shipping.
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Over the past quarter century, researchers have successfully explored the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses. Inspired by these advances, the contributors to Social Knowledge in the Makingturn their attention to the social sciences, broadly construed. The result is the first comprehensive effort to study and understand the day-to-day activities involved in the creation of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge about the social world. The essays collected here tackle a range of previously unexplored questions about the practices involved in the production, assessment, and use of diverse forms of social knowledge. A stellar cast of multidisciplinary scholars addresses topics such as the changing practices of historical research, anthropological data collection, library usage, peer review, and institutional review boards. Turning to the world beyond the academy, other essays focus on global banks, survey research organizations, and national security and economic policy makers. Social Knowledge in the Makingis a landmark volume for a new field of inquiry, and the bold new research agenda it proposes will be welcomed in the social science, the humanities, and a broad range of nonacademic settings.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Neil Gross is associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia.

Mich�le Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and African and Africa American Studies at Harvard University.