Mark Solovey

 
Solovey & Cravens, eds.
Cold War Social Science (2012). From World War II to the early 1970s, social science research expanded in dramatic and unprecedented fashion in the United States, which became the world's acknowledged leader in the field. This book examines how, why, and with what consequences this rapid and yet contested expansion depended on the entanglement of the social sciences with the Cold War. Utilizing the controversial but useful concept of "Cold War Social Science," the contributions gathered here reveal how scholars from established disciplines and new interdisciplinary fields of study made important contributions to long-standing debates about knowledge production, liberal democracy, and human nature in an era of diplomatic tension and ideological conflict.
 

Reviews of Solovey & Cravens, eds., Cold War Social Science (2012)

Christopher Shannon’s review for S-USIH (7-20-12).

Will Thomas, Are the social sciences concerned with the definition of social and political ontologies? (12-1-12).

Will Thomas, Cold War Social Science and the Rubric of the ‘Cold War’ (9-6-12).

Will Thomas, Modernity, the Cold War, and New Whig Histories of Ideas, Pt. 1  (9-22-12).

Will Thomas, Modernity, the Cold War, and New Whig Histories of Ideas, Pt. 2  (10-21-12).

Will Thomas, Modernity, the Cold War, and New Whig Histories of Ideas, Pt. 3  (11-17-12).

Will Thomas, Useful Portraits in the Mid-Century Social Sciences (12-30-12).

David P. Haney’s review in the Journal of American History (March 2013).

Philippe Fontaine’s review in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (March 2013).

Trevor Barnes’ review in Regional Studies (March 2013).

Peter Mandler’s review in Cold War History (May 2013).

Greg Eghigian’s review in Isis (June 2013).

Jason Brock’s review in LSE Review of Books (June 2013).

Mike Thicke’s review in The Bubble Chamber (July 2013).

Roger Backhouse’s review in History of Political Economy (Fall 2013).

Andy Byford’s review in Science as Culture (Fall 2013).

Tiago Mata’s review in British Journal for the History of Science (September 2013).

Paul Erickson's review in History of Psychology (Nov. 2013).

Audra Wolfe's review in Reviews in American History (Dec. 2013).

Nils Gilman's essay review in Modern Intellectual History (Oct. 2014).