Thinking about Society: Theory and Practice

I. C. Jarvie was trained as a social anthropologist in the center of British social anthropology - the London School of Economics, where Bronislaw Malinowski was the object of ancestor worship. Jarvie's doctorate was in philosophy, however, under the guidance of Karl Popper and John Watkins. He...

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Main Author: Jarvie, Ian
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1986, 1986
Edition:1st ed. 1986
Series:Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
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Table of Contents:
  • I: Problems and Theories in the Social Sciences
  • I.1. Objectivism Versus Relativism
  • 1 / The Notion of a Social Science
  • 2 / Social Perception and Social Change
  • 3 / Realism and the Supposed Poverty of Sociological Theories
  • 4 / Rationality and Relativism
  • 5 / Popper on the Difference between the Natural and the Social Sciences
  • I.2. Philosophy of Anthropology
  • 6 / The Emergence of Social Anthropology from Philosophy
  • 7 / On Theories of Fieldwork and the Scientific Character of Social Anthropology
  • 8 / Limits to Functionalism and Alternatives to It in Anthropology
  • 9 / On the Objectivity of Anthropology
  • 10 / The Problem of Ethical Integrity in Participant Observation
  • 11 / Anthropology as Science and the Anthropology of Science and of Anthropology
  • 12 / Epistle to the Anthropologists
  • 13 / On the Limits of Symbolic Interpretation in Anthropology
  • 14 / The Problem of the Ethnographic Real
  • 15 / Anthropologists and the Irrational
  • 16 / Freeman on Mead
  • II: Applications and Implications
  • II.1 Society and the Arts
  • 17 / The Objectivity of Criticism of the Arts
  • 18 / The Rationality of Creativity
  • II.2. Society and Technology
  • 19 / Technology and the Structure of Knowledge
  • 20 / The Social Character of Technological Problems
  • 21 / Is Technology Unnatural?
  • 22 / Utopia and the Architect
  • II.3. Society and social control
  • 23 / Nationalism and the Social Sciences
  • 24 / Explorations in the Social Career of Movies: Business and Religion
  • 25 / Methodological and Conceptual Problems in the Study of Pornography and Violence
  • Sources
  • List of Publications
  • Indexes