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Divided knowledge : across disciplines, across cultures /
edited by David Easton, Corinne S. Schelling.
imprint
Newbury Park, Calif. : SagePublications, c1991.
description
261 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0803940386
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imprint
Newbury Park, Calif. : SagePublications, c1991.
isbn
0803940386
general note
"Published in cooperation with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences."
Based on papers presented at a joint symposium of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences held in Beijing in May, 1988.
local note
Erratum slip inserted.
catalogue key
2334900
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1992-01:
This volume grew out of a 1988 Beijing symposium, jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, whose purpose, occurring as it did before the dramatic events at Tiananmen Square, was to expose the newly-opening Chinese social sciences to the current state of affairs in Western social science. The result is a series of summary and review papers, written by widely-acknowledged experts, in political science, sociology, history, literary studies, philosophy, area studies, business management, and policy analysis and public administration. Each article is simply a pleasure to read, and much of value can be gleaned by both casual observers of social sciences and professionals. But in addition to these fine and detailed summaries of the individual disciplines, a common theme of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural analysis threads its way through the entire volume, making it more than just descriptive; it is at the same time a well-presented case for the recovery of interdisciplinary knowledge, and a valuable discussion of the difficulties to be expected in attempting to reach such a goal. Highly recommended for all with an interest in the social sciences or the problems of the increasing fragmentation of knowledge throughout higher education.-M. Berheide, Berea College
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Summaries
Main Description
Divided Knowledge presents nine of the keynote papers prepared for the historic Beijing Symposium sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). In this collection, as in the symposium, the disciplines of sociology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and history are included as well as the interdisciplinary fields of public policy, area studies and business management. The articles, as well as addressing the need for renewed scholarship in areas (political science and sociology) previously forbidden in China, represent the predominant themes of the Symposium: the fragmentations of fields of knowledge in the West and consequent efforts to integrate them for application to social problems; and the universality of knowledge, its concepts, theories and applications. Given the events of June 1989 in Tiananmen Square, the issues for scholarship raised in this books are now more urgent than ever before.
Main Description
Divided Knowledge presents nine of the keynote papers prepared for the historic Beijing Symposium sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In this collection the disciplines of sociology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and history are included as well as the interdisciplinary fields of public policy, area studies and business management. The articles, as well as addressing the need for renewed scholarship in areas (political science and sociology) previously forbidden in China, represent the predominant themes of the Symposium: the fragmentations of fields of knowledge in the West and consequent efforts to integrate them for application to soci
Main Description
Divided Knowledge presents nine of the keynote papers prepared for the historic Beijing Symposium sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.In this collection the disciplines of sociology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and history are included as well as the interdisciplinary fields of public policy, area studies and business management. The articles, as well as addressing the need for renewed scholarship in areas (political science and sociology) previously forbidden in China, represent the predominant themes of the Symposium: the fragmentations of fields of knowledge in the West and consequent efforts to integrate them for application to soci
Table of Contents
The Division, Integration and Transfer of Knowledge
Political Science in the United States
Past and Present
The Many Faces of American Sociology
A Discipline in Search of Identity
How (and What) are Historians Doing
The Role of Theory in the Development of Literary Studies in the United States
Contemporary Philosophy in the United States
Blurring the Disciplinary Boundaries
Area Studies in the United States
The Shaping of Business Management Thought
A New Framework for Integration
Policy Analysis and Public Management
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