Alva and Gunnar Myrdal: Social Engineering in the Modern World - Etzemuller, Thomas, and Skinner, Alex (Translated by)
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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 "ambivalent modernity." This ...

Alva and Gunnar Myrdal: Social Engineering in the Modern World 2016, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780739198742

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Alva and Gunnar Myrdal: Social Engineering in the Modern World 2014, Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9780739188743

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