Society on the Edge
Social Science and Public Policy in the Postwar United States
This collection brings together leading scholars to consider, in the first book-length treatment of its kind, the treatment of social problems within the social sciences. Each chapter is devoted to a major problem of US society, such as crime or discrimination, tracking the disciplines' relative fortunes in the half-century after World War II.
Philippe Fontaine is Professor of Economics at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay.
Jefferson D. Pooley is Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College.