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The Resource The postmodern turn in the social sciences, Simon Susen

The postmodern turn in the social sciences, Simon Susen

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The postmodern turn in the social sciences
Title
The postmodern turn in the social sciences
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Simon Susen
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Language
eng
Summary
The main purpose of this book is to examine the impact of the 'postmodern turn' on the contemporary social sciences. Here, the 'postmodern turn' is conceived of as a paradigmatic shift from the Enlightenment belief in the relative determinacy of both the natural world and the social world to the <U+0127> � increasingly widespread <U+0127> � post-Enlightenment belief in the radical indeterminacy of all material and symbolic forms of existence. As illustrated in this enquiry, the far-reaching importance of this paradigmatic transformation is reflected in five influential presuppositional 'turns', which have arguably been taking place in the social sciences over the past few decades and which are inextricably linked to the rise of postmodern thought: (I) the 'relativist turn' in epistemology; (II) the 'interpretive turn' in social research methodology; (III) the 'cultural turn' in sociology; (IV) the 'contingent turn' in historiography; and (V) the 'autonomous turn' in politics. On the basis of this five-dimensional approach, the study provides a systematic, comprehensive, and critical account of the legacy of the 'postmodern turn', notably in terms of its continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.--
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  • Social sciences
  • Postmodernism
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The postmodern turn in the social sciences, Simon Susen
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Contents
Introduction 1. From Modern to Postmodern Epistemology? The 'Relativist Turn' 2. From Modern to Postmodern Methodology? The 'Interpretive Turn' 3. From Modern to Postmodern Sociology? The 'Cultural Turn' 4. From Modern to Postmodern Historiography? The 'Contingent Turn' 5. From Modern to Postmodern Politics? The 'Autonomous Turn' 6. Critical Reflections on Postmodern Thought: Limitations of the 'Postmodern Turn' Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17739561
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 510 pages
Isbn
9780230579293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898925096
Label
The postmodern turn in the social sciences, Simon Susen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1. From Modern to Postmodern Epistemology? The 'Relativist Turn' 2. From Modern to Postmodern Methodology? The 'Interpretive Turn' 3. From Modern to Postmodern Sociology? The 'Cultural Turn' 4. From Modern to Postmodern Historiography? The 'Contingent Turn' 5. From Modern to Postmodern Politics? The 'Autonomous Turn' 6. Critical Reflections on Postmodern Thought: Limitations of the 'Postmodern Turn' Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17739561
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 510 pages
Isbn
9780230579293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898925096

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