Although the issues to be discussed in the seminars will be illustrated via specific texts, you are also encouraged to pursue parallel arguments in different sources from your own disciplines and across disciplines.
The reading list is designed to encourage the consultation of diverse sources in order to identify common concerns and problems.
There is 'core reading' of a couple of articles or chapter per session in order to provide a focus to discussion which all students are required to read.
The ‘further reading’ offers an opportunity to locate the topic in a wider context or to pursue more specialised aspects for essays.
An article that the historians among you might find interesting on the problems of positivist story-telling.
|2||Science, Positivism and Social Inquiry||GKB||*|
|3||Interpretation & Realism||GKB||*|
|4||Values, Validity and Ideal Types||GKB||Weber 'Objectivity'||*|
|5||Standpoint Epistemology: Marxist and Feminist||GKB||*|
|6||Postcolonial Epistemologies||GKB||Gayatri Spivak 'Can the Subaltern Speak?'|
|7||The Mobilities Turn||NG||John Urry on Mobilities|
|8||Social Science in Crisis?||NG||Savage and Burrows|
|9||DTC Conference - Nottingham|
* On some computers, the powerpoint presentations need to downloaded, saved, and then 'opened with' the powerpoint viewer that you have - they don't always open just by clicking on them!
** The articles are available through J-stor etc and should be accessible via the link if you are logged into your university account. If you are accessing them off-campus, you may need to set up an ATHENS log-in. This can be done via the library pages.