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FreshEd #122 – Reimagining social science and post-socialist utopias (All Korzh and Noah Sobe)
Does social science as it is commonly understood and practiced work in post-socialist settings? That may sound like an absurd question and even a bit crude.
My guests today, Alla Korzh and Noah Sobe, see limits to the very social imaginaries underpinning social science.
They argue that the diversity of post-socialist transformations challenges the existing paradigms and frameworks of theory and method used in much social science.
Together with Iveta Silova and Serhiy Kovalchuk, Alla and Noah co-edited a 17-chapter volume entitled “Reimagining Utopias: Theory and method for education research in post-socialist context.” The book explores from many perspectives the shifting social imaginaries of post-socialist transformations to understand what happens when the new and old utopias of post-socialism confront the new and old utopias of social science.
Alla Korzh is an assistant professor of international education at the School for International Training Graduate Institute, World Learning.
Noah Sobe is a professor of cultural and educational policy studies at Loyola University Chicago and past president of the Comparative and International Education Society.
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