The social sciences since the Second World War

  title={The social sciences since the Second World War},
  author={Daniel A. Bell},
Organizing his work thematically to explore important ideas and trends that have influenced the social sciences since World War II, Daniel Bell charts the rise and fall of major developments in the field and presents a comprehensive survey of the progress of the social sciences over this thirty-five year period. Bell discusses such major advances as the emergence of sotiobiology as an effort to unify social behavior through genetically-based parameters, structuralism, the multiplicity of new… 

The History of the Social Sciences Since 1945: Notes on Contributors

This compact volume covers the main developments in the social sciences since the Second World War. Chapters on economics, human geography, political science, psychology, social anthropology, and

Western and/or universal social sciences?

  • György Széll
  • Political Science
    Asian Journal of German and European Studies
  • 2018
Since several decades there is a critical debate, if social sciences are Euro-centric resp. Western. For sure, modern social sciences have emerged since the Renaissance foremost in Europe. The U.S.A.

Discontent in the Field of Dreams: American Higher Education, 1945-1990.

This paper reviews the history of higher education since 1945, emphasizing its rapid growth in a changing American culture which has demanded greater access to higher education. Following an

History of sociology and the quest for intellectual autonomy in the Global South: The cases of Alberto Guerreiro Ramos and Syed Hussein Alatas

History of sociology is one of the main fields within the broader area of social science research. Despite its growing methodological sophistication, the field still lacks a truly global approach,

‘This war for men’s minds’: the birth of a human science in Cold War America

It is argued, language and linguistics formed a critical part of the rise of American leadership in the new world order — one that provided communities as dispersed as the military, the diplomatic corps, scientists and language teachers with a powerful way of tackling the problems they faced.

The Culture of Race, Class, and Poverty: The Emergence of a Cultural Discourse in Early Cold War Social Work (1946-1963)

Through a primary source historical analysis, this article discusses the emergence of a cultural discourse in the early cold war (1946-1963) social work literature. It traces the evolution of social

The Coevolution of American Political Science and the American Political Science Review

  • L. Sigelman
  • History
    American Political Science Review
  • 2006
In November of 1906, the 3-year-old American Political Science Association, boasting a membership of “nearly four hundred” (Shaw 1907, 185), launched a journal devoted to scholarship, reviews, and

Introduction: History of economics as history of social science

Disciplinary discourses often contain versions of their own history that historians, when they bother to look, find too narrow. These selfcontained narratives of a discipline’s past emphasize the

Lacan's Cybernetics

This project explores the synchronicity of psychoanalytic and cybernetic practices from the mid-to-late nineteenth century by recovery and analysis of a shared material media culture. This project

The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-system

This article puts forth the argument that people of African descent in the contemporary capitalist world-system under American hegemony, that is, globalization, are ever so slowly becoming