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Author Fleck, Christian, 1954-
Title Transatlantische Bereicherungen. English.
A transatlantic history of the social sciences : robber barons, the Third Reich and the invention of empirical social research / Christian Fleck ; translated from the German by Hella Beister.
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.

Author Fleck, Christian, 1954-
Subject Social sciences -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social sciences -- Research -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Germans -- United States -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Beister, Hella.
Description 1 online resource (x, 406 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-383) and index.
Contents The Building of an American Empire -- Fellowships and What They Entailed -- Institutional Support in Europe -- In the Shadow of Nazi Rule: Two Generation Units of Social Scientists -- The Radio, Adorno and the Panel -- The History of an Appropriation -- Reconnaissance Expeditions, Reconstruction Support and the Rare Return -- Red Threads.
Summary "From the beginning of the twentieth century, scientific and social scientific research has been characterised by intellectual exchange between Europe and the US. The establishment of the Third Reich ensured that, from the German speaking world, at least, this became a one-way traffic. In this book Christian Fleck explores the invention of empirical social research, which by 1950 had become the binding norm of international scholarship, and analyses the contribution of German refugee social scientists to its establishment. The major names are here, from Adorno and Horkheimer to Hirshman and Lazarsfeld, but at the heart of the book is a unique collective biography based on original data from more than 800 German-speaking social scientists. Published in German in 2008 to great acclaim, Fleck's important study of the transatlantic enrichment of the social sciences is now available in a revised English-language edition."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849664332 (electronic bk.)
1849664331 (electronic bk.)
9781849660501 (ePub)
1849660506 (ePub)
OCLC # 751453444
Additional Format Print version: Fleck, Christian, 1954- Transatlantische Bereicherungen. English. Transatlantic history of the social sciences. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2011 9781849660518 (OCoLC)720753984.