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Beyond the Cultural Turn: New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture

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Nothing has generated more controversy in the social sciences than the turn toward culture, variously known as the linguistic turn, culturalism, or postmodernism. This book examines the impact of the cultural turn on two prominent social science disciplines, history and sociology, and proposes new directions in the theory and practice of historical research.
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Paperback, 361 pages
Published July 5th 1999 by University of California Press
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Michael
Mar 17, 2010 Michael rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Historians, sociologists, social scientists
Recommended to Michael by: Karen Hagemann
Honestly not much of this book has stayed with me since I read it, although I do recall that it was a valuable introduction to the cultural approach to social science that includes contributions from some of the most important writers in the area. Glancing through it again, I feel that one of its great strengths was the "Afterward" by Hayden White - a seminal figure in cultural studies whose work is addressed by many of the other writers herein. He emphasizes that "every perspective on society, ...more
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