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Poverty Knowledge in South Africa : a Social History of Human Science, 1855-2005

by Davie, Grace

  • ISBN: 9781107551732
  • ISBN10: 1107551730

Poverty Knowledge in South Africa : a Social History of Human Science, 1855-2005

by Davie, Grace

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish date: 08/06/2015
  • ISBN: 9781107551732
  • ISBN10: 1107551730
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Description: Part I. Lay Knowledge Meets Human Science, 1855-1940: The Co-production of the 'Poor White Problem': 1. Before poverty measurement: conjuring worlds without want; 2. The human sciences in interwar South Africa: William Macmillan, I. D. MacCrone, and the Carnegie Commission; Part II. The Limits of Invention, 1940-70: Social Reform and Quantitative Objectivity: 3. The minimum standards moment: Edward Batson and the Poverty Datum Line (PDL); 4. Rethinking governmentality: urban planning, rural betterment, and the apartheid state; Part III. The People's Facts: Epistemic Mobility and the Negotiated Settlement, 1970-2005: 5. Agitation through quantification: white student activists in the era of black consciousness; 6. From people's power to corporate power: poverty research and the transition to democracy; 7. Baselines and battle lines: social surveying after apartheid; Conclusion; Epilogue.
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