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Looking Backward and Looking Forward
Perspectives on Social Science History
Edited by Harvey J. Graff, Leslie Page Moch, and Philip McMichael

Cutting-edge issues and debates in social science history

Asserting the need for social science historians to examine their own field, this wide-ranging volume offers an intellectual history and critical evaluation of interdisciplinary social science and social science historiography. The editors present a creative, experimental mix of topics and genres spanning a range of contemporary thought in the field-exploring the past, present, and future of social science history. This book comes at a time when there is great academic interest in the future of the disciplines and in their place within the organization of university education.

This book is based on the 25th anniversary conference of the Social Science History Association, 2000

Harvey J. Graff is Ohio Eminent Scholar of Literary Studies and professor of English and history at the Ohio State University. He is a past president of the Social Science History Association. Leslie Page Moch is professor of history at Michigan State University. She is a past president of the Social Science History Association. Philip McMichael is professor and chair in the Department of Rural Sociology at Cornell University.

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cover is brown with type

December 2004
264 pp. 6 x 9 6 b/w illus.

ISBN 978-0-299-20340-5
ISBN 978-0-299-20344-3

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