By Christian Fleck

From the start of the 20th century, clinical and social clinical learn has been characterized by way of highbrow trade among Europe and the united states. The institution of the 3rd Reich ensured that, from the German conversing international, not less than, this grew to become a one-way site visitors. during this publication Christian Fleck explores the discovery of empirical social study, which by way of 1950 had turn into the binding norm of overseas scholarship, and he analyses the contribution of German refugee social scientists to its institution. the most important names are right here, from Adorno and Horkheimer to Hirshman and Lazarsfeld, yet on the center of the booklet is a special collective biography in response to unique info from greater than 800 German-speaking social scientists. released in German in 2008 to nice acclaim, Fleck's very important examine of the transatlantic enrichment of the social sciences is now on hand in a revised English-language edition.

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