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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

“tension” or “strain” would do equally. 28 Habermas, to the contrary, offers a highly systematic analysis of crisis that is distinguished from Lipset’s positivism by giving it, as Habermas puts it, a tacit normative meaning—as indeed do Marxists

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What Is Analysis?

Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox, and Bruce Kapferer

then, in scientific positivism. Anthropology in much of its finest work did not start from theory but moved toward it (see Kapferer 2007 ). Kroeber and Evans-Pritchard understood the crucial distinction of anthropology born of its externalization of

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Clarifying Liquidity

Keynes and Marx, Merchants, and Poets

Rolf Hugoson

indirectly “dynamic” mechanical theory of progress. On the other hand, Giddens has revealed Comte's impact on Mach's methodological considerations: See Anthony Giddens, “Positivism and its Critics,” in A History of Sociological Analysis , ed. Tom Bottomore

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The Socio-analytical Approach

Differences in International Scientific Discourses

Rolf-Dieter Hepp

the flavor of the month dressed with a soupcon of “French radical chic” to the age-old irratioalistic rejection of science, and more especially of social science, under the aegis of a denunciation of “positivism” and “scientism,” this sort of

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Conjunctures and Convergences

Remaking the World Cultures Displays at the National Museum of Scotland

Henrietta Lidchi

consequences, material and intellectual, of Victorian positivism as described by Thomas Richards. Richards has argued that Victorian practices of collecting, far from yielding their aim of a unity and transparency of knowledge (singular), led to unwieldy

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Matthew C. Eshleman, Eric Hamm, Curtis Sommerlatte, Adrian van den Hoven, Michael Lejman, and Diane Perpich

commentary on history came as part of broader attacks on positivism as a product, the hegemonic class’s invention of tradition or generalization of a biased narrative—in particular, this is a view of German historicism which Sartre would later employ to

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Karen Hébert, Joshua Mullenite, Alka Sabharwal, David Kneas, Irena Leisbet Ceridwen Connon, Peter van Dommelen, Cameron Hu, Brittney Hammons, and Natasha Zaretsky

business-as-usual or Keynesian economics. He claims to have inverted the analysis despite it being obviously rooted within contemporary economic positivism, clearly marginalizing several other culturally resonant evaluative criteria. Hence, I would consider

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

these notions have been traditionally related, thought of, and recognised. Instead of conceiving of injustice in a derivative way as the transgression of some legal norm (legal positivism) or ideal principles of justice (ideal theories of justice

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Portrait

J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

realized over the years that if John never objected to my strongly Foucauldian approach, it was likely because in many ways he himself saw history in something like the “genealogical mood” that Foucault ( 1984: 133 ) characterized as a ‘happy positivism