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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594510694
ISBN-10: 1594510695
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard E. Lee

Richard E. Lee is Deputy Director of the Fernand Braudel Center and Associate Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University. He is the author of Life and Times of Cultural Studies: The Politics and Transformation of the Structures of Knowledge. Immanuel Wallerstein is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, and author most recently, of Decline of American Power; Utopistics; and After Liberalism.

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