Social Science And Knowledge In A Globalising World

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This book examines the contested meanings of globalisation – moving beyond the conventional distinctions between the global and the local, the universal and the particular, the East and the West – to assess how social knowledge is being made and re-made along more critical trajectories. Other essays offer striking accounts of how significant actors have framed a range of worldviews: colonial cosmopolitans, organic intellectuals, state elites, indigenous communities, rural women, pop culture audiences, filmmakers, novelists, students of Islam and political activists. In doing so the authors present a critical genealogy of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge, of the social world. Social Science and Knowledge in a Globalising World will be essential reading for students and general readers of anthropology, contemporary history, cultural studies, development studies, politics, religious studies and social theory.

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This book examines the contested meanings of globalisation – moving beyond the conventional distinctions between the global and the local, the universal and the particular, the East and the West – to assess how social knowledge is being made and re-made along more critical trajectories. Other essays offer striking accounts of how significant actors have framed a range of worldviews: colonial cosmopolitans, organic intellectuals, state elites, indigenous communities, rural women, pop culture audiences, filmmakers, novelists, students of Islam and political activists. In doing so the authors present a critical genealogy of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge, of the social world. Social Science and Knowledge in a Globalising World will be essential reading for students and general readers of anthropology, contemporary history, cultural studies, development studies, politics, religious studies and social theory.

 

Publisher: PSSM and SIRD

Paperback

2012

ISBN: 9789675832550