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Age of system : understanding the development of modern social science

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
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: High modern social science: A Bird's- Eye view --
Patrons of the revolution: Ideas, ideals, and institutions in postwar social science --
The magical year 1956, plus or minus one --
Producing reason --
Modernity and social change in american social science --
A model science> --
Conslusion, History and legacy, the treee and the web.
Responsibility: Hunter Heyck.


A highly accomplished historian, Heyck relays this complicated story with unusual clarity.  Read more...


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In Age of System, Heyck has given science studies and the history of science a useful and needed book. It will be an important resource for those of us who study the history of the human sciences, Read more...

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