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    Once were Positivists: A Reply to Aya


    Saris, A. Jamie (2004) Once were Positivists: A Reply to Aya. Irish Journal of Sociology, 13. pp. 42-45. ISSN 0791-6035

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    Abstract

    Tbere are two basic issues in tbis essay. The first is tbe sloppy use of tbe term 'postmodernism' to designate a more or less organised collection of unsavoury academics, who (it is argued) subscribe to various forms of nihilism and epistemological hypochondria for some, as-yet-to-be-determined but clearly nefarious, ends. The exact composition of this group is left vague (although the author clearly has bis own list). It presumably includes a fair sampling of theorists of the French persuasion, most feminists, authors who are interested in the entwining of power and knowledge in human life, and nearly all 'relativists' who reject monistic certainty. For Aya, the term clearly saves time, basically by assuring himself that there has been little really worth reading in the social sciences (at least in anthropology) for the past quarter century or so.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Positivists; Aya; postmodernism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8383
    Depositing User: Dr. A. Jamie Saris
    Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 10:31
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Sociology
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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