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  1. It depends what your expectations are, no? Not wanting to be too gloomy (!) but I’d invoke Sturgeon’s Law –

    Also, social scientists are trained to/expected to/safe to describe what has been, and to play endless word games (Foucault this, Bourdieu that). What they are scared to do is explicitly criticise the powerful and to suggest things that We Should Do. That would be “normative” and (therefore) unprofessional…

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