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Socio-Historical Studies of the Social and Human Sciences

The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations

Editors: Heilbron, Johan, Sora, Gustavo, Boncourt, Thibaud (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the globalization of social and human sciences
  • Documents the diversity in the internationalization of social and human sciences, 
  • Demonstrates that internationalization this does not necessarily imply a transnational convergence of knowledge
  • Analyzes the circulation of ideas and scholars between the North and the South and between the North and the East
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This volume employs new empirical data to examine the internationalization of the social sciences and humanities (SSH). While the globalization dynamics that have transformed the shape of the world over the last decades has been the subject of a growing number of scientific studies, very few such studies have set out to analyze the globalization of social and human sciences themselves. Arguing against the complacent assumption that Science is ‘international by nature’, this work demonstrates that the growing circulation of scholars and scientific ideas is a complex, contradictory and contested process. Arranged thematically, the chapters in this volume present a coherent exploration of patterns of transnationalization, South-North and East-West exchanges, and transnational regionalization. Further, they offer fresh insight into specific topics including the influence of the Anglo-American research infrastructure and the development of social and human sciences in postcolonial contexts. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this work will advance the research agenda and will have interdisciplinary appeal for scholars from across the social sciences.



About the authors

Johan Heilbron is Director of Research at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique de la Sorbonne (CESSP-CNRS-EHESS), France, and affiliated with the Erasmus Center for Economic Sociology (ECES), the Netherlands. 

Gustavo Sorá is Professor of Anthropology at the National University of Córdoba, and a Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.

Thibaud Boncourt is Associate Professor of Political Science at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a researcher at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique (CESSP-CNRS), France.

Reviews

“This volume provides much needed detailed evidence on transformations in the global social sciences. While emphasizing power relations, it rejects facile notions of globalization or Western/Northern hegemony. Instead, it analyzes regional and global trends in empirical detail and shows the impact actions by authors, translators, publishers, foundations and states can have on the global intellectual constellation.” (Peter Wagner, ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain)

“This excellent volume provides evidence for increasing global circulation of scholars and scientific while showing that these processes are far from straightforward. Theoretical perspectives and scientific concepts do not diffuse peacefully. Scientific peripheries are not simply the supine recipients of science from core countries. The global social sciences are marked by a mixture of diminished autonomy in some respects and increased heterogeneity in others; all of this is riven by pervasive power struggles.” (George Steinmetz, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations

    Heilbron, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Globalization of European Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (1980–2014): A Bibliometric Study

    Heilbron, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 29-58

  • What Factors Determine the International Circulation of Scholarly Books? The Example of Translations Between English and French in the Era of Globalization

    Sapiro, Gisèle

    Pages 59-93

  • What “Internationalization” Means in the Social Sciences. A Comparison of the International Political Science and Sociology Associations

    Boncourt, Thibaud

    Pages 95-123

  • Unity and Fragmentation in the Social Sciences in Latin America

    Sorá, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 127-152

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73299-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73298-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social and Human Sciences in Global Power Relations
Editors
  • Johan Heilbron
  • Gustavo Sora
  • Thibaud Boncourt
Series Title
Socio-Historical Studies of the Social and Human Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73299-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73299-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73298-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 371
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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