Social Science in Context

239.00 kr

Historical, Sociological and Global Perspectives


Per Wisselgren, Anna Larsson & Rickard Danell (red.)

Social Science in Context is one of the first ventures to explore the relationship between social science and society in historical, sociological and global perspective. What impact has the research in these areas had on society? How are research fields established and to what ends?

Social Science in Context is a compilation of articles by an international and multidisciplinary group of scholars. The authors analyse the practical making and discursive aspects of social scientific knowledge and examples are drawn from a broad range of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, and gender studies.

The overall aim of the book is to encourage a contextual and reflexive understanding of the complex relationship between the social sciences and society. The bonds of the past and today are made up by reciprocity and involve key elements such as gender and power, science and politics, academic boundaries and global power relations.

The book should be of interest to researchers, graduate students or anyone else interested in understanding and reflecting upon the uses, roles and functions of social science in today’s globalised world.

Contributors: Eileen Janes Yeo, Per Wisselgren, Jonas Harvard, Frans Lundgren, Anna Larsson, Wiebke Keim, Andrew Arbuthnott, Åsa Andersson, Katarina Kärnebro, Erika Knobblock, Rickard Danell, Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Adrián Groglopo, Ellen Inga Turi, Raewyn Connell.


Per Wisselgren is Associate Professor of Sociology at Umeå University, and holds a Ph.D. in History of Science and Ideas from the same university. His main research interests revolve around the history and sociology of the social sciences in a broad sense, including issues related to gender, social welfare, research funding, extra-academic knowledge production, media and the public, and globalization

Photo copyright: Leif Stening



Anna Larsson är verksam som professor och forskningsledare vid institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier, Umeå universitet.

Foto: Mattias Pettersson



Rickard Danell is Associate Professor of Sociology at Umeå University. He has published extensively within the fields of sociology of science and scholarly communication, and is currently studying how different types of sciences are affected by research policy programs.





Anna Larsson, Per Wisselgren, Rickard Danell




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Social Science in Context: Historical, Sociological and Global Perspectives