Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross
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By Dorothy Ross

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Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross

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Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this book examines how American social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. Professor Ross argues that American social science receives its distinctive stamp from the ideology of American exceptionalism, the idea that America occupies an exceptional place in history, based on her republican government and wide economic opportunity. Professor Ross shows how each of the social science disciplines, while developing their inherited intellectual traditions, responded to change in historical consciousness, political needs, professional structures, and the conceptions of science available to them. This is a comprehensive book, which looks broadly at American social science in its historical context and to demonstrate the central importance of the national ideology of American exceptionalism to the development of the social sciences and to American social thought generally.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521428361
ISBN-10: 052142836X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 536
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Dorothy Ross

Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences by Dorothy Ross Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences, Hardback (August 2003)

An account of the history of the social sciences since the late eighteenth century.

Modernist Impulses in the Human Sciences, 1870-1930 by Dorothy Ross Modernist Impulses in the Human Sciences, 1870-1930, Paperback (June 1994)

It is the first book to explore that history in light of the contemporary debate.

Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross Origins of American Social Science, Hardback (November 1990)

Examines how American social science modelled itself on natural science and liberal politics.

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