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Faculty contribute essays to new book

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Three Harvard faculty members — Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and of African and African American studies; Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies and professor of environmental science and public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government; and Rebecca Lemov, assistant professor of the history of science — have contributed essays to a new book, “Social Knowledge in the Making,” to be published Oct. 14 by the University of Chicago Press.

The book, co-edited by Lamont, includes more than a dozen essays on the social sciences, and represents the first comprehensive effort to examine the day-to-day activities involved in the creation of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge about the social world.

Essays address a range of subjects, from the changing practices of historical research to anthropological data collection, as well as subjects beyond academia, like global banks, survey research organizations, and national security and economic policymakers.

For more information, or to order a copy, visit the University of Chicago Press website.