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Society, Research and Power : A History of the Human Sciences Research Council from 1929 to 2019

Author :  (Eds) Crain Soudien, Sharlene Swartz & Gregory Houston

Product Details

  • Country South Africa
  • Publisher HSRC PRESS, Cape Town, South Africa
  • ISBN9780796926050
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Infoxvi, 540p. Includes Index
  • Product Weight906 gms.
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This edited collection commemorates the 90th anniversary of the first South African public social research organisation, the National Bureau for Education and Social Research, and the 50th anniversary of its successor, the Human Sciences Research Council. It is a scholarly reflection on the history of statebased social research. Contributions work with the archive of the institution in its several forms, with its research history and, of most interest, with its relationship with the dominant political structures of the day, from the preapartheid segregationist government, to the apartheid order and ultimately the postapartheid government. The book also addresses the topical issue of the role of evidence and scientific knowledge in policymaking.

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