Cold War Social Science

Transnational Entanglements

Editors: Solovey, Mark, Dayé, Christian (Eds.)

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  • Considers the impact of the Cold War's transnational dimensions on social science
    Gathers contributions exploring a wide range of fields, from anthropology to political science
    Broadens our understanding of Cold War social science beyond nation-centered approaches

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This book explores how the social sciences became entangled with the global Cold War. While duly recognizing the realities of nation states, national power, and national aspirations, the studies gathered here open up new lines of transnational investigation. Considering developments in a wide array of fields – anthropology, development studies, economics, education, political science, psychology, science studies, and sociology – that involved the movement of people, projects, funding, and ideas across diverse national contexts, this volume pushes scholars to rethink certain fundamental points about how we should understand – and thus how we should study – Cold War social science itself. 


About the authors

Mark Solovey is Associate Professor in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Christian Dayé is a sociologist at the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Unit of Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Cold War Social Science, Transnational Entanglements

    Pages 1-41

    Solovey, Mark (et al.)

  • “Overtake and Surpass”: Soviet Algorithmic Thinking as a Reinvention of Western Theories during the Cold War

    Pages 45-72

    Babintseva, Ekaterina

  • Scientometrics with and without Computers: The Cold War Transnational Journeys of the Science Citation Index

    Pages 73-98

    Aronova, Elena

  • Cold War Social Sciences beyond Academia? Radio Free Europe and the Transnational Circulation of Cold War Knowledge during the “CIA Years,” 1950–1971

    Pages 99-124

    Ottersbach, Simon

  • Becoming an Area Expert During the Cold War: Americanism and Lusotropicalismo in the Transnational Career of Anthropologist Charles Wagley, 1939–1971

    Pages 127-159

    Gil-Riaño, Sebastián

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cold War Social Science
Book Subtitle
Transnational Entanglements
Editors
  • Mark Solovey
  • Christian Dayé
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70246-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70246-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70245-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 400
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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