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Post-Truth

Knowledge As A Power Game

Author: Steve Fuller

Publisher: Anthem Press

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Category: Science

Page: 218

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‘Post-truth’ was Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers in the light of the Brexit and US presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep in the history of Western social and political theory. Post-Truth reaches back to Plato, ranging across theology and philosophy, to focus on the Machiavellian tradition in classical sociology, as exemplified by Vilfredo Pareto, who offered the original modern account of post-truth in terms of the ‘circulation of elites’. The defining feature of ‘post-truth’ is a strong distinction between appearance and reality which is never quite resolved and so the strongest appearance ends up passing for reality. The only question is whether more is gained by rapid changes in appearance or by stabilizing one such appearance. Post-Truth plays out what this means for both politics and science.

Advanced Sociology Through Diagrams

Author: Tony Lawson

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Category: A-level examinations

Page: 246

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All the material students need for success in Sociology A Level is presented in diagrammatic form, annotated with concise notes. The clear black and white presentation means that students can make their own notes on the page and highlight important sections.The book also provides example answers on revision planning and techniques.

The One Culture?

A Conversation about Science

Author: Jay A. Labinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Science

Page: 296

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So far the "Science Wars" have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called "the two cultures" (science versus the arts and humanities) have launched bitter attacks but have seldom engaged in constructive dialogue about the central issues. In The One Culture?, Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins have gathered together some of the world's foremost scientists and sociologists of science to exchange opinions and ideas rather than insults. The contributors find surprising areas of broad agreement in a genuine conversation about science, its legitimacy and authority as a means of understanding the world, and whether science studies undermines the practice and findings of science and scientists. The One Culture? is organized into three parts. The first consists of position papers written by scientists and sociologists of science, which were distributed to all the participants. The second presents commentaries on these papers, drawing out and discussing their central themes and arguments. In the third section, participants respond to these critiques, offering defenses, clarifications, and modifications of their positions. Who can legitimately speak about science? What is the proper role of scientific knowledge? How should scientists interact with the rest of society in decision making? Because science occupies such a central position in the world today, such questions are vitally important. Although there are no simple solutions, The One Culture? does show the reader exactly what is at stake in the Science Wars, and provides a valuable framework for how to go about seeking the answers we so urgently need. Contributors include: Constance K. Barsky, Jean Bricmont, Harry Collins, Peter Dear, Jane Gregory, Jay A. Labinger, Michael Lynch, N. David Mermin, Steve Miller, Trevor Pinch, Peter R. Saulson, Steven Shapin, Alan Sokal, Steven Weinberg, Kenneth G. Wilson

Politics and Social Theory

Author: Peter Lassman

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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First published in 1989, this Routledge Revival is a major collection of essays on the competing traditions of social and political theory. The contributions, by international scholars, reflect the re-examination of the boundaries between the 'political' and the 'social', the 'public' and 'private', and 'state' and 'society'. The reissue will be of great value to students in both sociology and political science. Bringing new arguments to bear on the debate about the place of political theory in social science, the contributors discuss such issues as the different languages used by sociologists to describe the state; Marxist and socialist theory; class analysis; the welfare state; feminist political theory; and the impact of post-modernity on contemporary social thought.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

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Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Questioning Sociology

A Canadian Perspective

Author: George Clifford Pavlich

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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With 18 chapters framed as provocative sociological questions, this collection is designed to draw introductory students into debates about important social topics and theories. Written by leading Canadian scholars specifically for this text, the 18 readings are meant to challenge students' assumptions about their social worlds and encourage them to develop a critical imagination by tackling issues students will find relevant to their lives. Case studies engage the student reader and helpto connect the issues to broader sociological themes. Provocative, engaging, and above all relevant, Questioning Sociology is ideal either as a core text for single-semester courses or as a reader/supplement for full-year courses.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

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Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Sociology

Reviews of New Books

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Category: Sociology

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Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

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Category: Humanities

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On Mount Vision

Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry

Author: Norman Finkelstein

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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