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    DescriptionOver the past quarter century, researchers have successfully explored the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses. Inspired by these advances, the contributors to "Social Knowledge in the Making" turn their attention to the social sciences, broadly construed. The result is the first comprehensive effort to study and understand the day-to-day activities involved in the creation of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge about the social world. The essays collected here tackle a range of previously unexplored questions about the practices involved in the production, assessment, and use of diverse forms of social knowledge. A stellar cast of multidisciplinary scholars addresses topics such as the changing practices of historical research, anthropological data collection, library usage, peer review, and institutional review boards. Turning to the world beyond the academy, other essays focus on global banks, survey research organizations, and national security and economic policy makers. "Social Knowledge in the Making" is a landmark volume for a new field of inquiry, and the bold new research agenda it proposes will be welcomed in the social sciences, the humanities, and a broad range of non-academic settings.


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    Title
    Social Knowledge in the Making
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Charles Camic, Edited by Neil Gross, Edited by Michele Lamont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226092096
    ISBN 10: 0226092097
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A30140000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC041000, SOC024000
    DC22: 301.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: H62 .S635 2011
    Thema V1.0: JB, JHB
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    4 line drawings, 6 tables
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    21 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Charles Camic is the John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and the author or editor of several volumes, including, most recently, Essential Writings of Thorstein Veblen. Neil Gross is associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher. Michele Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, professor of sociology, and professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her most recent book is How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment.