Specializing in interdisciplinarity: The committee on social thought as the university of chicago's antidote to compartmentalization in the social sciences

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Abstract

The social sciences at the University of Chicago are renowned for their leadership in the development of empirical investigation in their respective disciplines. The postwar Chicago school of economics is only the best known of the efforts at that university to entrench specialized competencies in the faculty and students practicing a social scientific discipline. During the same period, the Committee on Social Thought emerged as an academic interdisciplinary unit in the humanities and social sciences. Ironically, the committee became the place in which one honed the competencies required for a particular type of interdisciplinarity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-287
Number of pages27
JournalHistory of Political Economy
Volume42
Issue numberSUPPL1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics

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