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A new approach to social sciences

A new approach to social sciences, humanities in a time of crisis, Jess Auerbach and Nina Hall
The University World News of 8 May 2020 has a very interesting lead item, a think-piece on the key issues that need to be addressed in responding to what should be living in a changed world. The authors pick out compassion and empathy for others as an underlying principle, the reconfiguration of thought around being inside the body and experiencing events in a visceral way, and creating new visions of how to put into practice social science. They also comment, “We can amplify the voices of those who propose working together, rather than those who would have a stay apart. We can petition for equitable relief within economic regions and we can participate in the reimagination of everything from the moral economy to food systems and social solidarity.“ Think differently, because there is no going back, is the bottom line of their message. This is a thoughtful contribution to reimagining the social sciences and is well worth reading. Access it here.

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Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology @ University of Edinburgh, email I’m a feminist sociologist who works on everyday documents of life, particularly letters, to research social change over time.

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