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Age of system : understanding the development of modern social science

Author: Hunter Crowther-Heyck
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before the Second World War, social scientists struggled to define and defend their disciplines. After the war, "high modern" social scientists harnessed new resources in a quest to create a unified understanding of human behavior and to remake the world in the image of their new model man. In Age of System, Hunter Heyck explains why social scientists shaped by encounters with the ongoing "organizational revolution"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter Crowther-Heyck
ISBN: 9781421417103 1421417103
OCLC Number: 891185841
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. High Modern Social Science2. Patrons of the Revolution3. The Magical Year 1956, Plue or Minus On4. Producing Reason5. Modernity and Social Change in American Social Science6. A Model Science?ConclusionAppendixNotesIndex
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