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The wit and humor of political science

Sigelman, Lee, Newton, Kenneth, Meier, Kenneth John and Grofman, Bernard, eds. 2010. The wit and humor of political science. American Political Science Association.

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Abstract

The Wit & Humor of Political Science is the serendipitous product of two senior political science scholars working across the world from one another and who independently collected funny and satirical articles on political science over the years with the intent of someday publishing them for a wider audience. From the editors: This volume collects what in our opinions are the wittiest and funniest pieces about political science and political scientists. We are confident that even a small investment of the reader's time will be sufficient to disprove Baker's slur on our discipline. Like all good humor, much of the work we have chosen for inclusion has a serious point. It helps scholars keep an open and skeptical mind, it picks out our weak points in theory and methods, points out how research may be going wrong, and it pricks the balloon of bombast, pretentiousness, and jargon. And, not only that, it's fun... Its contents make essential reading for all political scientists, even the most senior, but it may be enjoyed by younger scholars, especially those without tenure (or worse yet, without a job), by other social scientists, and even-gasp-by readers unaffiliated with any academic discipline.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Publisher: American Political Science Association
ISBN: 9781878147158
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:45
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25801

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