Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the social sciences

Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Vera Mackie, Carol Johnson

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    In this volume, we argue that in the twenty-first century not only will the study of Asian societies and languages be important but also the study of the diverse forms of knowledge produced outside the Euro-American centres. Thesea  diversea  forms of social science knowledge, coming from differing intellectual traditions, can make important methodological and theoretical contributions as well as filling empirical gaps. They will be relevant not just for those who study Asian societies but also for those who study a range of societies grappling with similar problems, including Australia. To understand why such a fundamental intellectual engagement is so important, it is necessary to understand both the historical background to the development of the social sciences in Australia and the changing geopolitics of knowledge in which the contemporary social sciences are situated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe social sciences in the Asian century
    EditorsC Johnson, V Mackie, T Morris-Suzuki
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    ISBN (Print)9781925022599
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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