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Postmodernism and the Social Sciences

  • Joe Doherty
  • Elspeth Graham
  • Mo Malek

About this book

Introduction

The social sciences are still predominantly modernist disciplines and, as such, products of the Enlightenment. Recent challenges to Enlightenment thinking thus carry with them the potential or threat to transform the social sciences radically. Postmodernism and the Social Sciences examines the nature and potential of this postmodernist challenge in each of the major social sciences. Starting with the practices of particular disciplines and proceeding to matters of shared concern, the essays provide an accessible discussion of the contemporary impact of postmodernism on social scientific thought.

Keywords

anthropology cognitive science economics postmodernism psychology social theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Joe Doherty
    • 1
  • Elspeth Graham
    • 1
  • Mo Malek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK

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