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Society has always existed, but social science is remarkably new. How and why did the social sciences originate? How are they related to older philosophical, theological, and moral questions? What is the unique perspective or "way of knowing" of each social science? And what are the challenges to--and alternatives to--the social sciences as we know them today? Take a journey through the history, theories, and schools of economics, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, and history and learn how non-Western, feminist, and indigenous ways of knowing are compelling us to rethink and unthink the conventional social sciences.
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Jack David Eller is Associate Professor (Emeritus) of Anthropology at the Community College of Denver, USA. An experienced teacher and author, his other books for Routledge include Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives (third edition, 2016), Cultural Anthropology: 101 (2015), Culture and Diversity in the United States (2015), and Introducing Anthropology of Religion (second edition, 2014).Review:
Eller’s book is a logically structured and highly readable overview of the key tenets of various social science disciplines.
- Wendy Rouse, San José State University, USA
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