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Overcoming the Two Cultures : Science vs. the humanities in the modern world-system - Richard E. Lee

Overcoming the Two Cultures

Science vs. the humanities in the modern world-system

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9781594510687
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book tells the story of how the very idea of two cultures-the so-called divorce between science and the humanities-was a creation of the modern world-system. The contributors, working from a common research framework, trace the divorce of "facts" and "values" as part of the transition from feudalism to capitalism. This led to a polarization between universalist "science" and the particularist "humanities" and finally to the creation of the social sciences as an uneasy intermediary in this epistemological debate. The book addresses the contemporary attempts to overcome the division between the two cultures that emerge from science, feminism, race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, and ecology, ending with an analysis of the culture wars and the science wars. Contributors: Volkan Aytar, Ay,se Betul Celik, Mauro Di Meglio, Mark Frezzo, Ho-fung Hung, Biray Kolloupglu K3/4rl3/4, Agustin Lao- Montes, Eric Mielants, Boris Stremlin, Sunaryo, Norihisa Yamashita, Deniz Yukeseker.

Introduction: The Two Cultures
The Historical Construction and Institutionalization of the Structures of Knowledge
Constructing Authority: The Rise of Science in the Modern World
Reaction and Resistance: The Natural Sciences and the Humanities
The Social Sciences and Alternative Disciplinary Models
The Ambivalent Role of Psychology/Psychoanalysis
Orientalism and Area Studies: The Case of Sinology
Contemporary Challenges in and to the Structures of Knowledge
Complexity Studies
Science Studies
The Cultural turn in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Gender: Feminisms and Women's Studies
Regional Categories of Knowledge: Latin/o Americanisms
Environment and Ecology: Concepts and Movements
The "Culture Wars" and the "Science Wars". Conclusion?
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ISBN: 9781594510687
ISBN-10: 1594510687
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43