Comparative Area Studies

In Comparative Area Studies, the editors and contributors are motivated by two basic convictions: first, that intensive regional research remains indispensable to the social sciences; and second, that this research risks becoming ...

Author: Ariel I. Ahram

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190846372

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In the post-World War II era, the emergence of 'area studies' marked a signal development in the social sciences. As the social sciences evolved methodologically, however, many dismissed area studies as favoring narrow description over general theory. Still, area studies continues to plays a key, if unacknowledged, role in bringing new data, new theories, and valuable policy-relevant insights to social sciences. In Comparative Area Studies, three leading figures in the field have gathered an international group of scholars in a volume that promises to be a landmark in a resurgent field. The book upholds two basic convictions: that intensive regional research remains indispensable to the social sciences and that this research needs to employ comparative referents from other regions to demonstrate its broader relevance. Comparative Area Studies (CAS) combines the context-specific insights from traditional area studies and the logic of cross- and inter-regional empirical research. This first book devoted to CAS explores methodological rationales and illustrative applications to demonstrate how area-based expertise can be fruitfully integrated with cutting-edge comparative analytical frameworks.

Comparative International and Area Studies

Author: University of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies

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Category: Area studies

Page: 67

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International and Area Studies Librarianship

Author: Martin Howard Sable

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J : Scarecrow Press

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Category: Area specialist bibliographers

Page: 166

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The Comparative Approach in Area Studies and the Disciplines Problems of Teaching and Research on Asia

The Center for International Programs and Comparative Studies is particularly
concerned with improving opportunities in New York State for the study of areas
of the world traditionally neglected in American education and with exploring ...

Author: Ward Morehouse

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Category: Asia

Page: 58

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German Studies in North America

Boulder : Westview Press , 1995 . ( with Arend Lijphart ) , Liberalization and
Leninist Legacies : Democratic Transitions in comparative Perspective . Berkeley
. International and Area Studies , 1996 . ( with Ronnie D . Lipschutz ) , The Post -
war ...

Author: Keith Duane Alexander

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Category: Civilization, Germanic

Page: 1165

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Women s Studies Area International Studies Curriculum Integration Project

A report entitled " Women ' s Studies : A Retrospective " acknowledges some of
these global trends and notes the ... U . S . women ' s studies scholars to include
comparative international perspectives in their research ; develop areas studies ...

Author: National Council for Research on Women (U.S.)

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Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 36

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Political Science and Area Studies Rivals Or Partners

Author: Harry Eckstein

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Category: Area studies

Page: 245

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The Politics of Knowledge

The essays in this volume document the various fields’ distinctive character and internal heterogeneity as well as the dynamism resulting from their evolving engagements with funders, US and international politics, and domestic ...

Author: David L. Szanton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245365

Category: Education

Page: 425

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The usefulness and political implications of Area Studies programs are currently debated within the Academy and the Administration, where they are often treated as one homogenous and stagnant domain of scholarship. The essays in this volume document the various fields’ distinctive character and internal heterogeneity as well as the dynamism resulting from their evolving engagements with funders, US and international politics, and domestic constituencies. The authors were chosen for their long-standing interest in the intellectual evolution of their fields. They describe the origins and histories of US-based Area Studies programs, highlighting their complex, generative, and sometimes contentious relationships with the social science and humanities disciplines and their diverse contributions to the regions of the world with which they are concerned.

Japan USA Area Studies Conference

Their stress on and concrete illustrations of the value of bringing an international
and comparative perspective to area studies seems to me highly persuasive . As
they suggest , the vast majority of the technological , economic , social , political ...

Author: Masatake Matsubara

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Category: Area studies

Page: 95

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Global Perspective

GLOBAL. PERSPECTIVE. Newsletter. of. the. Center. for. International. Studies.
Duke. University. LATIN. AMERICAN ... ( 3 ) the remarkable expansion of the
Comparative Area Studies ( CAS ) major , which with well over 200 students , is
one of ...

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Category: History

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Directory

WSAIS International Gender Systems in Comparative Perspective : A Research
and Training Program for the U . C . Berkeley ... Other contact person ( s ) : Irene
Tinker , City and Regional Planning , Women ' s Studies , 228 Wuster , U . C ...

Author: National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women (U.S.)

Publisher: National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources

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Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 371

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This directory presents descriptions of 237 projects that cover the impact of curriculum transformation on women in colleges, universities, and schools throughout the United States. The introduction describes 11 major consortial projects and 9 research centers involved in a total of 184 additional projects. The main section of project descriptions is arranged alphabetically by the name of the institution. Other information in each listing includes location, project dates, project director and/or contact person, disciplines involved, an abstract, funding (amount and source), and outcome/s (actual or expected). Appendices list the projects by the following categories: date of project, location by state, type of institution (K-12, two-year, four-year, research), and amount of funding. There are also two appendices that list projects focusing on K-12 curriculum and those that involve graduate students. Contains indexes by names, disciplines, and institutions. (DB)

Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies

STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Call 908 / 445-
2280 or Fax 908 / 445-3138 Education , Sexual Inequalities and the Convention
of the Elimination. Recent articles : Growth with Pollution : Unsustainable Devel ...

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Category: Area studies

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Register

Author: University of California, Berkeley

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International Library and Information Programmes

This , to my mind , is the point where international and comparative studies cease
to overlap . It is also an area of some confusion : witness the collection edited by
Miles Jackson , Comparative and international librarianship , in which only one ...

Author: Library Association. International and Comparative Librarianship Group

Publisher: London : Library Association

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Category: Comparative librarianship

Page: 102

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The Perpetual Solitudes and Crises of African Studies in the United States

For Fagan ( 1970 ) area studies were beginning to die a natural death because of
their narrow focus , and were being ... emphasis on multidisciplinary studies and
comparative international research projects of a problem - oriented nature .

Author: Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

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Category: Africa

Page: 20

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New Serial Titles

University Committee on International and Area Studies search under
International and area studies directory . Harvard University . Museum of
Comparative Zoology . Dept. of Mollusks search under Johnsonia . Harvard
University Art ...

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Category: Periodicals

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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.

Necessary Travel

This book explores New Area Studies in the twenty-first century.

Author: Susan Hodgett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498545157

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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This book explores New Area Studies in the twenty-first century. It addresses a blurring of genres between the social sciences and the humanities; expanding methodological innovation, reflective practice and co-production of knowledge with local people. It marks the significance of the local to the global in an increasingly complex world.

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Comparative and International Education for Student Teachers

Area studies - describing , analysing , interpreting and explaining one or more
education system or systems from selected societies without attempting any
comparison . Comparative studies are always preceded by area studies . Area
studies ...

Author: A. J. Vos

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Category: Comparative education

Page: 219

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United States Political Science Documents

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Category: Political science

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