The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism

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The powerful individualist and subjectivist turn in anthropology - a turn that cannot be easily separated from larger political processes of neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism - is one factor resulting in notions of the social and of society as becoming little else than empty shells of small or no analytical value. The essays presented here, all by leading anthropologists, take a variety of positions on the matter of the retreat of the social. All demonstrate that if anthropology and other social sciences are to fulfill ...

The Retreat of the Social: The Rise and Rise of Reductionism 2014, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781845451752

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