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Social science as civic discourse : essays on the invention, legitimation, and uses of social theory

Author: Richard Harvey Brown
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Harvey Brown
ISBN: 0226076245 9780226076249
OCLC Number: 19920854
Description: xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : Civic Discourse and the Travails of Social Truth --
2. The Positivist Habit of Mind : Metaphysics, Social Theory, and Social Control --
3. The Romantic Alternative and Its Limits : A Rhetorical Reformulation of the Debate between Positivism and Romaniticism --
4. Jean-Paul Sartre and Claude Levi-Strauss : The Dialectic of Agency and Structure in Theories of the Social --
5. Metaphor and Knowlege of History I : Organicism and Mechanism in the Study of Social Change --
6. Metaphor and Knowledge of History II : Structuralism, Phenomenology, and the Tropes of Linguistic Figuration --
7. Bureaucracy as Praxis : Toward a Political Symbology of Formal Organization --
8. Social Planning as Symbolic Practice : Toward a Liberating Discourse for Societal Self-Direction.
Responsibility: Richard Harvey Brown.
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