Dr. Strangelove (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methodology)

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Title

Dr. Strangelove (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methodology)

Alternative Title

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Creator

Michael McCann

Date

5 December 2007

Description



This chapter derives from the movieDr. Strangelovecues for exploring questions about the quest for methodological insularity and purity in socio-legal research. Steven Lukes’ classic three-dimensional model of power provides an intellectual focus for the core exploration of relations between epistemology and data generation, the two key elements that we usually identify with methodology. The discussion culminates in an affirmative argument for the value of approaching methodology as jazz, the creative popular music that grounds reliable, humane sense in Kubrick's movie and provides an apt analogy for much of the leading scholarship in the LSA tradition.

Language

Engglish

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Subject

Sociology

isbn

978-0-7623-1460-7,
978-1-84950-511-6

issn

1059-4337

doi

uri

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