Engineering Society

The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980

Authors: Bruckweh, Kerstin, Wetzell, Richard

Editors: Schumann, D., Ziemann, B. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

PETER BECKER Professor of History at the University of Vienna, Austria CHRIS DOLS Cultural Historian, who works and junior-researcher at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands THOMAS ETZEMÜLLER Adjunct Professor in Modern History at the University of Oldenburg, Germany SARAH E. IGO Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Sociology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, US TILL KÖSSLER Professor for the History of Education, Childhood and Youth at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany ANJA KRUKE Head of Department of the Archiv der sozialen Demokratie at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany MARTIN LENGWILER Professor of Modern History at the University of Basel, Switzerland ELIZABETH LUNBECK Nelson Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History, and Professor of Psychiatry, at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, US JULIA MOSES Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Sheffield, UK HARRY OOSTERHUIS Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University and he is affiliated with the Huizinga Research School for Cultural History, Amsterdam LUTZ RAPHAEL Professor for Contemporary History at the University of Trier, Germany STEFAN SCHWARZKOPF Associate Professor in Business History at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark MATHEW THOMSON Reader in the Department of History at the University of Warwick, UK EMIL WALTER-BUSCH Senior Lecturer Emeritus of Applied Social Research and Social Psychology at the Universities of St.Gall and Zurich, Switzerland.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Scientization of the Social in Comparative Perspective

    Ziemann, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Embedding the Human and Social Sciences in Western Societies, 1880–1980: Reflections on Trends and Methods of Current Research

    Raphael, Lutz

    Pages 41-56

  • Contesting Risk: Specialist Knowledge and Workplace Accidents in Britain, Germany, and Italy, 1870–1920

    Moses, Julia

    Pages 59-78

  • Politics Through the Back Door: Expert Knowledge in International Welfare Organizations

    Lengwiler, Martin

    Pages 79-96

  • Rationalizing the Individual – Engineering Society: The Case of Sweden

    Etzemüller, Thomas

    Pages 97-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Society
Book Subtitle
The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880-1980
Authors
Editors
  • D. Schumann
  • B. Ziemann
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28450-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137284501
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27907-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32680-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 318
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