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Alternative discourses in Asian social science : responses to Eurocentrism

Author: Farid Alatas, Syed.
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situates Asian social sciences in the global context, in terms of the perspectives that have evolved and the contributions they have made to the body of knowledge in the field. This book focuses on  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farid Alatas, Syed.
ISBN: 0761934405 8178295865 9780761934400 9788178295862
OCLC Number: 63277540
Description: 226 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The central problem of the social sciences in Asia: critique, diagnosis and prescription --
Theorizing the state of the social sciences --
The structure of academic dependency and the global division of labour in the social sciences --
The definition and variety of alternative discourses in Asia --
Nativist or autonomous social science: a clash of orientations --
Towards an adequate conceptualization of relevance and irrelevance in the social sciences --
Alternative discourses and power --
Rethinking the teaching of the social sciences --
The prospects and future of alternative discourses in Asia.
Responsibility: Syed Farid Alatas.
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...the book 'addresses a set of problems surrounding the state of the social sciences in Asia...the book also offers multiple readings for its various audiences, spanning academics, researchers and Read more...

 
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