This commentary argues that intellectual fragmentation is not only bad for the study of poverty, prejudice and penalty; it is bad for the problems themselves. Considering new objects of analysis for research on inequality - that is, critically reconsidering what it is that we should be studying in the first place - is proposed as a viable preventative to academic parochialism and overspecialization.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- philosophy of science
- racial inequality
- social suffering