The Global Social Sciences

Under and Beyond European Universalism

Author: Michael Kuhn,Hebe Vessuri

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838268938

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 4751

The European social sciences tend to absorb criticism of their approach and re-label it as a part of what the critique opposes; thus criticism of European social sciences by subaltern social sciences, their 'talking back,' has become a frequent line of reflection. The relabeling of the critique of the European approach as a critique from ‘Southern’ social sciences of ‘Western’ social sciences has in effect turned ‘Southern’ as well as ‘Western’ social sciences into competing contributors to the same ‘globalizing’ social sciences. Both are no longer arguing about the European approach to social sciences but about which social thought from which part of the globe should prevail. If the critique becomes a part of what it opposes, one might conclude that the European social sciences are very adaptable and capable of learning. One might, however, also raise the question whether there is anything wrong with the criticism of the European social sciences, or, for that matter, whether there is anything wrong with the European social sciences themselves. The contributions in this book discuss these questions from different angles: They revisit the mainstream critique of the European social sciences, and they suggest new arguments criticizing social science theories that may be found as often in the ‘Western’ as in the ‘Southern’ discourse.
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Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences

Made in Circulation

Author: Wiebke Keim,Ercüment Çelik,Veronika Wöhrer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317127684

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 554

An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the light of postcolonial critiques and critiques of Eurocentrism. Bringing together theoretical contributions and empirical case studies from around the world, including India, the Americas, South Africa, Australia and Europe, it engages in debates concerning public sociology and explores South-South research collaborations specific to the social sciences. Contributions transcend established critiques of Eurocentrism to make space for the idea of global social sciences and truly transnational research. Thematically arranged and both international and interdisciplinary in scope, this volume reflects the different theoretical and thematic backgrounds of the contributing authors, who enter into dialogue and debate with one another in the development of a more inclusive, more representative and more theoretically relevant stage for the social sciences. A rigorous critique of the contemporary state of the social sciences as well as an attempt to find another way of doing transnational sociology, Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science and social theory with interests in the production of social scientific knowledge, postcolonialism and transnationalism in research.
Posted in Political Science

Global Social Policy and Governance

Author: Bob Deacon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907620

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 5109

Global Social Policy and Governance explores these issues and presents a critical analysis of policy-making in an interconnected world. The chapters caution against a superficial account of understanding global social policy and instead discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding the global actors shaping international policy. Overall the book presents an authoritative understanding of the way social policies at national and supra-national level are shaped in the context of globalization.
Posted in Political Science

Through the Global Lens

An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Author: Strada

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136030409

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

View: 8068

Through the Global Lens uses a global perspective to analyze human affairs. This text looks at each of the six social sciences (sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, psychology, and geography), and uses case studies, feature film analyses, maps, and photos to highlight important historical events and concepts throughout.
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Southern Theory

Social Science And The Global Dynamics Of Knowledge

Author: Raewyn W. Connell

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745642499

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9072

In Southern Theory Raewyn Connell presents the case for a new 'world social science' - one that is inclusive of many voices - by arguing for a more democratic global recognition of social theory from societies outside the dominant European and North American metropole. Intellectual production of the majority 'southern' world does in fact include theory, though its contribution is often marginalised and intellectually discredited by the metropole. Connell shows how social theory about the modern world from peripheral societies is equal in intellectual rigour and is often of greater political relevance to our changing world. Beginning with an examination of the hidden assumptions of modern general theory, Southern Theory looks to the 'southern' social experience and the theories that have emerged from Australia, Indigenous peoples, Latin America, India, Africa, Islam and other post-colonial societies, as sources of important and vital contributions to world social science. These myriad theories offer valuable perspectives so crucial to the application of social theory in the contemporary world, having the power to transform the influence of the metropolitan hegemony on social thought by mutual regard and interaction. Southern Theory is a major new work in social theory, drawing on anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, economics and cultural studies, with wide-ranging implications for the social sciences in the 21st century. Visit www.raewynconnell.net
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The Social in the Global

Social Theory, Governmentality and Global Politics

Author: Jonathan Joseph

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022908

Category: Law

Page: 302

View: 4548

Applies sociological concepts to international relations by examining how influential social ideas contribute to global governance.
Posted in Law

Handbook of International Social Work

Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Author: Lynne M. Healy,Rosemary J. Link

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195333616

Category: Social Science

Page: 534

View: 9527

Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas. This handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers alike. The extensive collection of 73 chapters confirms the integral and necessary nature of international social work knowledge to all areas of practice, policy, and research. Chapters systematically map the key issues, organizations, competencies, training and research needs, and ethical guidelines central to international social work practice today, emphasizing the linkages among social work, development, and human rights practice. In-depth country case studies and policy examples encourage readers to understand how their practice in social work touches on international issues, regardless of whether the work is done at home or abroad. Representing all regions of the world, a wide range of contributors that are leaders in their fields have put together an exhaustive collection that represents the state-of-play of international social work today.
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Global Social Problems

Author: Vic George,Robert M. Page

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745629512

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 8490

"In this new textbook, Vic George and Robert Page provide an introduction to global social problems and the emergence of a global social policy response. With suggestions for further reading and an accessible style, this book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the social sciences, particularly those studying social policy, sociology and politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in History

Identity and difference in the global era

Author: Cândido Mendes,International Social Science Council,Unesco,Educam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nationalism

Page: 490

View: 7908

Posted in Nationalism

The Global Turn

Theories, Research Designs, and Methods for Global Studies

Author: Eve Darian-Smith,Philip C. McCarty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966309

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6579

The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.
Posted in Social Science

The Benefit of Broad Horizons

Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science

Author: Hans Joas,Barbro Klein

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192840

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 4693

More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.
Posted in History

The European Union and Global Social Change

A Critical Geopolitical-Economic Analysis

Author: József Böröcz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135255792

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3610

This book examines just what the European Union is, in the context of the ongoing structural transformation of the global system. The author develops an integrated approach to global transformations, drawing on geopolitics, political geography, international relations, economics, economic and political history, political economy and macro-sociology to discuss how this supra-state organisation, that shares and pools the sovereignty of some of the wealthiest states of the modern world, makes sense. The book: Interprets the ongoing transformation of west European public authority in the context of the global geopolitical economy of competition, cooperation and conflict Examines the consequences of west European integration for the global system in a longue-durée perspective, developing a new, geopolitical dialect within world-systems analysis, sharpening some of the conceptual tools developed by its paradigm-setters. Develops a new conceptualization for the EU’s global geopolitical strategy, which the author describes this strategy as the elasticity of size Developing a deeper understanding of global social change and west European strategies of global advantage-maintenance and power-management, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, International Politics, International Relations Theory and Globalization Studies.
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Global Social Change

Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Christopher Chase-Dunn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884238

Category: Political Science

Page: 371

View: 3884

In this informative and exciting volume, Christopher Chase-Dunn and Salvatore J. Babones bring together accomplished senior sociologists and outstanding younger scholars with a mix of interests, expertise, and methodologies to offer an introduction to ways of studying and understanding global social change.
Posted in Political Science

Global social policy in the making

Author: Bob Deacon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447312341

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 8439

This book by the world’s leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation.
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World System History

The Social Science of Long-Term Change

Author: Robert. A Denemark,Jonathan Friedman,Barry K. Gills,George Modelski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134571445

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 6684

This extraordinary book presents a refreshing and innovative overview of the changes to the global system over the last 5000 years. Featuring renowned contributors - each specialists in their field - this is the only volume to offer so co-ordinated a study of continuity and change in the global social, economic and political system. Key areas covered include: * International Political Economy - Robert A. Denemark * Archaeology - Jonathan Freidman * Economic development - Andre Gunder Frank * History - George Modelski * Sociology - Christopher Chase-Dunn
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The Global Social Policy Reader

Author: Yeates, Nicola,Holden, Chris

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847423779

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 6818

The global social policy reader collects together, for the first time, a comprehensive range of key papers by international leaders in the field from a wide range of sources that explain the concepts, actors and processes that constitute global social policy. It covers the emergence of global social policy as a dynamic and expanding field of study and practice, the transformation of welfare from a predominantly national to a global field of action, and the impact of globalisation on key welfare discourses and governance mechanisms.
Posted in Political Science

Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences

Made in Circulation

Author: Wiebke Keim,Ercüment Çelik,Veronika Wöhrer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317127684

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9465

An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the light of postcolonial critiques and critiques of Eurocentrism. Bringing together theoretical contributions and empirical case studies from around the world, including India, the Americas, South Africa, Australia and Europe, it engages in debates concerning public sociology and explores South-South research collaborations specific to the social sciences. Contributions transcend established critiques of Eurocentrism to make space for the idea of global social sciences and truly transnational research. Thematically arranged and both international and interdisciplinary in scope, this volume reflects the different theoretical and thematic backgrounds of the contributing authors, who enter into dialogue and debate with one another in the development of a more inclusive, more representative and more theoretically relevant stage for the social sciences. A rigorous critique of the contemporary state of the social sciences as well as an attempt to find another way of doing transnational sociology, Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science and social theory with interests in the production of social scientific knowledge, postcolonialism and transnationalism in research.
Posted in Political Science

The Defiance of Global Commitment

A Complex Social Psychology

Author: Brian Castellani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351137123

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8842

The Brexit vote; the election of Trump; the upsurge of European nationalism; the devolution of the Arab Spring; global violence; Chinese expansionism; disruptive climate change; the riotous instabilities of the world capitalist system...While diverse in nature, these events share a common denominator: they are less a failure of policy, and more a complex social psychological reaction to globalization, the result of which presently threatens our survival on Earth. Based on a critical reading of Freud’s Civilization and its discontents, The defiance of global commitment constructs a complex social psychology of how people all over the world are addressing globalization. Drawing on the latest advances in the cognitive, social, and complexity sciences, this timely volume presents a global model of defiance and the triangular tensions between nostalgic retreat, global aggression, and civil society, as manifested in forms ranging from nostalgic resentment and LGBTQI issues to racism and ecological aggression. Revealing how globalization and its discontents manifest the darker reaches of the human psyche and its conflicted relations with others, this insightful monograph will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as globalization studies, complexity sciences and social psychology.
Posted in Social Science

Social Changes in a Global World

Author: Ulrike Schuerkens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414058

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1187

From renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens comes an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, this book provides a comprehensive introduction perfect for a range of Sociology courses taught at first and second year.
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