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Model Cases: On Canonical Research Objects and Sites

Monika Krause

Abstract

This book argues that the social sciences and humanities have a canon of privileged research sites and objects in addition to a canon of texts. Based on a comparison to the use of model systems among biologists, it notes that when scholars discuss general categories of phenomena in the social sciences and humanities, they draw on some cases more than others and they privilege some sites with regard to the assumed capacity for generating relevant insights. Whereas biologists explicitly discuss the role of model systems, scholars in the social sciences and humanities have so far not reflected ex ... More

Keywords: model systems, case selection, canon, canon formation, Eurocentrism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226780665
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226780979.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Krause, author
London School of Economics