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Objects of Social Science

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ISBN-10: 0826466354

ISBN-13: 9780826466358

Edition: 2003

Authors: Eleonora Montuschi, Montuschi

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Eleonora Montuschi offers a clear and structured analysis of the philosophy of social science across each of its main disciplines: anthropology, sociology, history, economics and geography.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 3/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Objectivity, Science and Social Science
A Skewed Comparison
What Model of Science for Social Science?
What Model of Knowledge for Social Science?
What Model of Object for Social Science?
Anthropological Objects
From Positivism to Interpretivism
Anthropological Objects I: Cockfighting in Bali
Anthropological Objects II: Witchcraft in the Bocage
Anthropological Objects III: Nuer 'Sacrifice' and Txikao 'Couvade'
Complex Anthropological Objects
Sociological Objects
Received Paradigms
Against Prescriptive Assumptions: Indexical Social Objects
Sociological Objects: Stages of Research and Levels of Construction
A Classic Example: Suicide
Historical Objects
The Normative View: Explaining History by Hempelian Laws
'What' do Historians Explain?
Quantitative and Qualitative History: Samples of Research
Making History in Museums
Economic Objects
Economic Theory and Methodological Concern
Rhetorical Objects of Economic Practice
Realist Objects of Economic Practice
The 'Partial' Object of Economics
Geographical Objects
A Natural or a Social Science?
'Space and Place': Quantitative Reconstructions
'Space and Place': Qualitative Reconstructions
'Space and Place': Realist Reconstructions
The Possible Worlds of Human Geography
Notes
Bibliography
Index