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Record Nr.

UNINA9910812842503321

Titolo

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

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Manchester : , : Manchester University Press, , 2021

ISBN

1-5261-3496-9

1-5261-5548-6

1-5261-3495-0

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (ix, 290 pages) : : illustrations

Collana

Manchester scholarship online

Disciplina

149.2

Soggetti

Pragmatism

Inquiry (Theory of knowledge)

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Previously issued in print: 2020.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

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.

Sommario/riassunto

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.