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Measuring immorality : social inquiry and the problem of illegitimacy

Author: Gail Reekie
Publisher: Cambridge UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the process by which social science transforms a biological event - a birth - into a social and moral problem. Drawing on Foucault's 'archaeology of knowledge', Reekie stresses the role of statistics and other social-scientific discourses in the emergence of the illegitimacy 'problem' in the early nineteenth century and its continuing cultural significance. The book illustrates the continuity in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Reekie
ISBN: 0521620341 9780521620345 0521629748 9780521629744
OCLC Number: 39216279
Description: vii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joseph S. Tulchin and Allison M. Garland 1. Argentine Democracy Ten Years Later: New Priorities / Jesus Rodriguez 2. The Implications of Change: The Political Challenge to Argentine Economic Stability / Jose Octavio Bordon 3. Legitimacy and Transition in Latin America: Social Forces and the New Agenda of Consensus / Federico Storani 4. Poverty in Argentina: Toward an Integrated Social Policy / Eduardo Amadeo 5. Democracies in Contemporary South America: Convergences and Diversities / Jonathan Hartlyn 6. Evolution and Prospects of the Argentine Party System / Torcuato S. Di Tella 7. From Menem to Menem: Elections and Political Parties in Argentina / Liliana De Riz 8. Refurbishing the Argentine Judiciary: A Still Neglected Theme / Emilio Jorge Cardenas 9. Continuity and Change in Argentine Foreign Policy / Joseph S. Tulchin 10. Critical Junctures and Economic Change: Launching Market Reforms in Argentina / Juan Carlos Torre 11. The Road to Sustainable Growth, 1983 1993 / Daniel Marx 12. The Third Stage of Argentine Economic Growth / Juan Jose Llach and Fernando Cerro 13. The Impact of Market Opening on Argentine Industry: A Survey of Corporate Impressions / Margaret Daly Hayes 14. Higher Education Reform: Meeting the Challenge of Economic Competition / Jorge Balan 15. Restructuring the Argentine Educational System, 1984 1995 / Cecilia Braslavsky 16. Notes on Structural Reform of the University System / Juan Carlos Del Bello.
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Examines how illegitimacy has been constructed as a social problem since the nineteenth century.  Read more...

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