By Christian Fleck
From the start of the 20th century, clinical and social medical examine has been characterised by means of highbrow trade among Europe and the USA. The institution of the 3rd Reich ensured that, from the German talking international, not less than, this grew to become a one-way site visitors. during this booklet Christian Fleck explores the discovery of empirical social learn, which by way of 1950 had turn into the binding norm of overseas scholarship, and he analyses the contribution of German refugee social scientists to its institution. the foremost names are right here, from Adorno and Horkheimer to Hirshman and Lazarsfeld, yet on the middle of the booklet is a different collective biography in keeping with unique facts from greater than 800 German-speaking social scientists. released in German in 2008 to nice acclaim, Fleck's very important learn of the transatlantic enrichment of the social sciences is now to be had in a revised English-language version.
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