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The power of pragmatism : knowledge production and social inquiry / Jane Wills and Robert Lake. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (ix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series:
Manchester scholarship online.
Manchester scholarship online
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Subjects:
Pragmatism.
Inquiry (Theory of knowledge).
Summary:
Making the case for a pragmatist approach to social inquiry and knowledge production, sixteen contributors illustrate the power of pragmatism to inform democratic, community-centred, action-oriented research.
Contents:
Introduction : the power of pragmatism / Jane Wills and Robert W. Lake
Habits of social inquiry and reconstruction : a Deweyan vision of democracy and social research / Malcolm P. Cutchin
Appreciating the situation : Dewey's pragmatism and its implications for the spatialisation of social science / Gary Bridge
Mead, subjectivity and urban politics / Crispian Fuller
Rorty, conversation and the power of maps / Trevor Barnes
Embodied ignorances : a pragmatist responds to epistemic and other kinds of frictions in the academy / Susan Saegert
Truth and academia in times of fake news, alternative facts and filter bubbles : a pragmatist notion of critique as mediation / Klaus Geiselhart
Learning from experience : pragmatism and politics in place / Alice E. Huff
Reflections on an experiment in pragmatic social research and knowledge production / Liam Harney and Jane Wills
Ecological crisis, action and pragmatic humanism / Meg Holden
Pragmatism, anti-representational theory and local methods for critical-creative ecological action / Owain Jones
Pragmatism and contemporary planning theory : going beyond a communicative approach / Ihnji Jon
Exploring possibilities for a pragmatic orientation in development studies / Alireza F. Farahani and Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani
The quest for uncertainty : pragmatism between rationalism and sentimentality / Robert W. Lake
Who's afraid of pragmatism? / Clive Barnett.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 1, 2020).
Previously issued in print: 2020.
Contributor:
Wills, Jane, editor.
Lake, Robert, editor.
ISBN:
1-5261-3496-9
1-5261-5548-6
1-5261-3495-0
OCLC:
1157917157