The new Leviathan and the crisis of criticism in the social sciences

Kapferer, Bruce (2002) The new Leviathan and the crisis of criticism in the social sciences. Social Analysis, 46 (1). pp. 148-152.

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[Extract] The WTC event raises major issues concerning hte current state of the social sciences and most especially anthropology. The last twenty or so years have seen major redirections in the course of anthropology as a discipline. Many of these have been necessary and stimulating. Nonetheless, there appears to be a retreat in anthropology from a challenging and critical role that had become one of its most important stocks in trade. This retreat is shared with other disciplines across the spectrum of the humanities and social sciences, and I think is connected with the decline of the liberal institution of the university and the erosion of its radical functions, connected with transmutations in political and economic institutions worldwide linked with globalization.

Item ID: 25240
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-5727
Keywords: globalisation; September 11; social theory
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 22:54
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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