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Alan Wolfe

The nexus of a field

I am happy to share a blogging day with Andy Seal, in part because we also share many an interest in the history of American studies.  This set of posts today is the first in something a series that we will continue in the future. My thanks to Andy! Academic disciplines stand, at once, above and wholly within the tempers of their times.  We probably take this so much for granted that it rarely makes sense to point it out.  Take political science as an example.  Throughout the 1990s, the field moved decidedly toward its quantitative side as a result Read more