Alva And Gunnar Myrdal

Author: Thomas EtzemĂŒller
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739188755
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Alva And Gunnar Myrdal from the Author: Thomas EtzemĂŒller. 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 combination of Weltanschauung [world view], social science, and technical devices became known as social engineering. The Myrdals started in the early 1930s with Sweden, and then chose the world as their working field. In 1938, Gunnar Myrdal was asked to solve the “negro problem” in the United States, and, in the 1970s, Alva Myrdal campaigned for the world's super powers to abolish all of their nuclear weapons. The Myrdals successfully established their own "modern American" marriage as a media image and role model for reform. Far from perfect, their marriage was disrupted by numerous conflicts, mirrored in thousands of private letters. This marital conflict propelled their urge for social reform by exposing the need for the elimination of irrational conflicts from everyday life. A just society, according to the Myrdals, would merge social expertise with everyday life, and ordinary men with the intellectually elite. Thomas EtzemĂŒller's study of these two figures brings to light the roots of modern social engineering, providing insight for today's sociologists, historians, and political scholars.

Alva Myrdal

Author: Yvonne Hirdman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253351324
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Alva Myrdal from the Author: Yvonne Hirdman. An intimate, impassioned biography of one of the great women of the 20th century

Gunnar Myrdal And America S Conscience

Author: Walter A. Jackson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146962060X
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Gunnar Myrdal And America S Conscience from the Author: Walter A. Jackson. 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 culture. Walter Jackson explores how the Swedish Social Democratic scholar, policymaker, and activist came to shape a consensus on one of America's most explosive public issues.

Gunnar Myrdal

Author: W. Barber
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230289010
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Gunnar Myrdal from the Author: W. Barber. This study examines the manner in which Gunnar Myrdal's intellectual style left an impact on the shaping of Sweden's welfare state, on race relations in the United States, on post-World War Two economic cooperation in Europe, and on the analysis of Third World economic development.


Author: Jan Myrdal
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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Childhood from the Author: Jan Myrdal. Evocative recreation of life as seen by a child.

Alva Myrdal

Author: Sissela Bok
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780201570861
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Alva Myrdal from the Author: Sissela Bok. The daughter of Alva Myrdal offers a portrait of the public triumphs and private difficulties of her mother's influential life

The Race Beat

Author: Gene Roberts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307455947
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The Race Beat from the Author: Gene Roberts. An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press—and the journalists responsible for them—profoundly changed the nation’s thinking about civil rights in the South during the 1950s and ‘60s. Roberts and Klibanoff draw on private correspondence, notes from secret meetings, unpublished articles, and interviews to show how a dedicated cadre of newsmen—black and white—revealed to a nation its most shameful shortcomings that compelled its citizens to act. Meticulously researched and vividly rendered, The Race Beat is an extraordinary account of one of the most calamitous periods in our nation’s history, as told by those who covered it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Engineering Society

Author: Kerstin BrĂŒckweh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284501
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Engineering Society from the Author: Kerstin BrĂŒckweh. 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 societies since 1880. Focusing on applications such as penal policy, therapy, and marketing, this volume examines how these sciences have become embedded in society.