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Living Walden Two : B.F. Skinner's behaviorist utopia and experimental communities

Author: Hilke Kuhlmann
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Walden Two behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner describes one of the most controversial fictional utopias of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 70s, this novel went on to inspire approximately three dozen actual communities which are examined in Hilke Kuhlmann's Living Walden Two."--Jacket.
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Named Person: B F Skinner; B F Skinner
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilke Kuhlmann
ISBN: 0252029623 9780252029622
OCLC Number: 56494004
Description: xiii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Walden Two : a behaviorist utopia --
Behavioral psychology and the design of society --
Skinner's utopian vision and the issue of control --
The road not taken : Skinner, experimental communalism, and token economies --
Sunflower House --
Lake Village --
Walden Three --
The early days of Twin Oaks Community --
The planner manager system --
The communal child care program --
The labor credit system --
The appeal of the labor credit system for the communities --
Movement, or, What communards meant when they said Walden Two --
Why people leave --
Mexican contexts --
Education --
The economic structure --
Leadership and decision-making --
Behaviorism as religion.
Responsibility: Hilke Kuhlmann.
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