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Alva and Gunnar Myrdal: Social Engineering in the Modern World



As two of the leading social scientists of the twentieth century, Alva and Gunnar Myrdal tried to establish a harmonious, “organic” Gemeinschaft [community] in order to fight an assumed disintegration of modern society. By means of functionalist architecture and by educating “sensible” citizens, disciplining bodies, and reorganizing social relationships they attempted to intervene in the lives of ordinary men. The paradox of this task was to modernize society in order to defend it against an…


Alva And Gunnar Myrdal

Pub Date : 2014-07-29 | Author : Thomas Etzemüller | Publisher : Lexington Books

ISBN 10 : 9780739188750
ISBN 13 : 0739188755

Thomas Etzemüller examines the impact of two of the leading social scientists of the twentieth century, Alva and Gunnar Myrdal. This study brings to light the roots of modern soci..


Gunnar Myrdal And America S Conscience

Pub Date : 2014-07-02 | Author : Walter A. Jackson | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469620602
ISBN 13 : 146962060X

Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma (1944) influenced the attitudes of a generation of Americans on the race issue and established Myrdal as a major critic of American politics and..


An American Dilemma

Pub Date : 2017-10-12 | Author : Gunnar Myrdal | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 1138518832
ISBN 13 : 9781138518834

In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study..


Engineering Society

Pub Date : 2012-10-09 | Author : Kerstin Brückweh | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9781137284501
ISBN 13 : 1137284501

Explaining crime by reference to abnormalities of the brain is just one example of how the human and social sciences have influenced the approach to social problems in Western soci..


Academics As Public Intellectuals

Pub Date : 2009-03-26 | Author : Sven Eliaeson | Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781443807173
ISBN 13 : 1443807176

As public intellectuals academics formulate specialized knowledge to become understandable and relevant for people outside of the specialty. There are two main forms of such intell..


Gardens City Life And Culture

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Michel Conan | Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service

ISBN 10 : 0884023281
ISBN 13 : 9780884023289

Seeks to understand the roles played by gardens from Roman antiquity to approximately 1850, particularly as they relate to public life in large cities...


Thinking Differently

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Gabriele Griffin | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1842770020
ISBN 13 : 9781842770023

This book is the first to ask whether there is a specifically European dimension to certain major issues in Women's Studies. It strives to create a synergetic debate among differen..


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