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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Positivism and Its Others in the Social Sciences George Steinmetz Part 1 Positivism and Nonpositivism in Twentieth-Century Social Science Anthropology Estrangement, Intimacy, and the Objects of Anthropology Webb Keane Area Studies/Asian Studies Lead Us Not Into Translation: Notes toward a Theoretical Foundation for Asian Studies Michael Dutton Economics Economists and the Economy in the Twentieth Century Tim Mitchell Economics/Philosophy of Science How Positivism Made Pact with the Postwar Social Sciences in America Philip Mirowski History The Political Unconscious of Social and Cultural History, or, Confessions of a Former Quantitative Historian Bill Sewell Political Science/Political Theory Defining "Theory" in Post-War Political Science Emily Hauptmann Sociology and Economics Beware Trojan Horses bearing Social Capital: How Ideational Power Turned Gdansk into a Bowling Alley Margaret R. Somers Sociology Scientific Authority and the Transition to Post-Fordism: The Plausibility of Positivism in American Sociology since 1945 George Steinmetz Part 2 Alternatives to Positivism in the Human Sciences Critical Realism Critical Realism Andrew Collier Standpoint Theory Negotiating with the Positivist Legacy: New Social Justice Movements and a Standpoint Politics of Method Sandra Harding Economics and Critical Realism A Perspective on Modern Economics Tony Lawson Process and Temporality in Sociology The Idea of Outcome in American Sociology Andrew Abbott Psychoanalysis as Critique Psychoanalysis and the Theory of the Subject Anthony Elliott Sociology of Science The Real and the Imaginary in Economic Methodology Dan Breslau Transcending the Facts/Value Dichotomy in Political Science Facts, Values, and "Real" Numbers: Making Sense in and of Political Science Sophia Mihic, Stephen Engelmann, and Elisabeth Wingrove History and Defiance On Your Marx: From Cultural History to the History of Society Geoff Eley Conclusion Provincializing the Social Sciences Michael Burawoy Bibliography Index
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Social sciences -- Methodology.