New Book Announcement: Social Sciences

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Mark Solovey, Social Science for What? Battles over Public Funding for the "Other Sciences" at the National Science Foundation (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020).  Examines how the NSF became an important yet controversial patron for the social sciences in the United States, influencing debates over their scientific status and social relevance from the early post-WWII years to the present day. Available in paperback and open access on the MIT Press website.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/social-science-what

https://www.amazon.com/Social-Science-What-Sciences-Foundation/dp/0262539055/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1596118608&sr=1-1