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Interpretation and Social Knowledge On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0226706745

ISBN-13: 9780226706740

Edition: 2011

Authors: Isaac Ariail Reed

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For the past fifty years anxiety over the problem of naturalism has driven debates in social theory. One side pursues the idea of social science as another kind of natural science, while the other radically rejects the possibility of objective and explanatory knowledge. All of the various developments in social scientific theory since then have reflected this dichotomy between naturalism and postmodernism. Interpretation and Social Knowledgesuggests a third way, reframing this debate and offering a synthetic vision that sets out a new understanding of sociological interpretation. Analyzing the work of writers such as Theda Skocpol, Clifford Geertz, Leela Gandhi, Roy Bhaskar, Foucault, and…    
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726

Isaac Ariail Reed is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and coeditor of Culture, Society, and Democracy: The Interpretive Approach and Meaning and Method: The Cultural Approach to Sociology.

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