Social Science and Historical Perspectives: Society, Science, and Ways of Knowing

1st Edition

Jack David Eller

Published September 13, 2016
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781138675797 - CAT# Y231525

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This accessible book introduces the story of ‘social science’, with coverage of history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and geography.

Key questions include:

  • How and why did the social sciences originate and differentiate?
  • How are they related to older traditions that have defined Western civilization?
  • What is the unique perspective or ‘way of knowing’ of each social science?
  • What are the challenges—and alternatives—to the social sciences as they stand in the twenty-first century?

Eller explains the origin, evolution, methods, and the main figures, literature, concepts, and theories in each discipline. The chapters also feature a range of contemporary examples, with consideration given to how the disciplines address present-day issues.


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