The Global Social Sciences

—Under and Beyond European Universalism

The Global Social Sciences
—Under and Beyond European Universalism
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The European social sciences tend to absorb criticism that has been passed on the European approach and re-label it as a part of what the critique opposes; criticism of European social sciences by “subaltern” social sciences, their “talking back”, has become a frequent line of reflection in European social sciences. The re-labelling of the critique of the European approach to social sciences towards a critique from “Southern” social sciences of “Western” social sciences has somehow 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 prevails. 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.

About the author

Hebe Vessuri is a social anthropologist, Emeritus researcher at

the Center of Science Studies, Venezuelan Institute of Scientific

Research (IVIC), Caracas, and a Collaborating Scholar at the Center for Environmental Geography (CIGA), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Dr. Vessuri's general interests are on the sociology and contemporary history of science in Latin America, science policy, and sociology of technology. She is also interested in the challenges and dilemmas of expertise and democracy in developing country contexts.

Michael Kuhn is President of the World Social Sciences and

Humanities Network ad director of Knowwhy Global Research. His background is philosophy, political science and international economics. His current interests focus on theories of social sciences.


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Kazumi Okamoto, Rajagopal Kumaran, Pal Tamas, Igor Yegorov, Sujata Patel, Rainer Grundmann, Carmen Bueno, Mauricio Nieto Olarte, Doris Weidemann, Huri Islamoglu, Kwang-Yeong Shin, Hebe Vessuri, Michael Kuhn
Herausgeber/-in Michael Kuhn, Michael Kuhn, Shujiro Yazawa, Hebe Vessuri, Hebe Vessuri
Anzahl der Seiten 280
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 13.09.2016
Gewicht (kg) 0.3500
ISBN-13 9783838208930