The "global turn" can be defined as the globalization of social science, i.e. of the various disciplinary and inter-disciplinary appropriations of the concept of the global. These appropriations have transformed the scope, the lexicon, the methods of disciplines. Broader transnational processes impact on the social scientists’ craft. As this transformation is hardly ever taken into consideration per se, this new Series wants to make this issue its main foundation.
The scope of the series can be summarized by the three words composing its title. The books published should at least fit into one, and ideally more than one, of the three topics:
- Doing: empirical dimension. How to study globalization and the global? It has long been considered that globalization was mostly a theoretical matter. Yet the empirical question is one of the most pressing ones since it addresses the very issue of "how?".
- Global: theoretical dimension. What is globalization? How is it to be understood? With which concepts? What are the theories in competition? How global is social science?
- Studies: epistemological dimension. How do social sciences react to the rise of the concept of globalization? What impact did the new interest in this topic have onto the disciplinary logic?
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