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The Resource Machine-age ideology : social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939, by John M. Jordan, (electronic resource)

Machine-age ideology : social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939, by John M. Jordan, (electronic resource)

Label
Machine-age ideology : social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939
Title
Machine-age ideology
Title remainder
social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939
Statement of responsibility
by John M. Jordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this multidisciplinary work, John Jordan traces the significant influence on American politics of a most unlikely hero: the professional engineer. Jordan shows how technical triumphs - bridges, radio broadcasting, airplanes, automobiles, skyscrapers, and electrical power - inspired social and political reformers to borrow the language and logic of engineering in the early twentieth century, bringing terms like efficiency, technocracy, and social engineering into the political lexicon. Demonstrating that the cultural impact of technology spread far beyond the factory and laboratory, Jordan shows how a panoply of reformers embraced the language of machinery and engineering as metaphors for modern statecraft and social progress. President Herbert Hoover, himself an engineer, became the most powerful of the technocratic progressives. Elsewhere, this vision of social engineering was debated by academics, philanthropists, and commentators of the day - including John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, Lewis Mumford, Walter Lippmann, and Charles Beard. The result, Jordan argues, was a new way of talking about the state
Action
digitized
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Jordan, John M
Dewey number
306.4/5/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Engineering
  • United States
Label
Machine-age ideology : social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939, by John M. Jordan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Predecessors, 1880-1910. 1. Origins of American Rational Reform -- pt. 2. Definitions, 1911-1918. 2. Engineers and Efficiency. 3. Structuring a New Republic -- pt. 3. Implementation and Redefinition, 1918-1934. 4. War and Reconstruction. 5. The Great Engineer. 6. Scientific Philanthropy, Philanthropic Science. 7. Social Engineering Projects: The 1920s. 8. Roads Not Taken. 9. Social Engineering in the Depression, I: Outside the New Deal. 10. Social Engineering in the Depression, II: Inside the New Deal -- pt. 4. Reconsideration and Retreat, 1934-1939. 11. Reconsiderations
Control code
ocm80242393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876039
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80242393
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Machine-age ideology : social engineering and American liberalism, 1911-1939, by John M. Jordan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Predecessors, 1880-1910. 1. Origins of American Rational Reform -- pt. 2. Definitions, 1911-1918. 2. Engineers and Efficiency. 3. Structuring a New Republic -- pt. 3. Implementation and Redefinition, 1918-1934. 4. War and Reconstruction. 5. The Great Engineer. 6. Scientific Philanthropy, Philanthropic Science. 7. Social Engineering Projects: The 1920s. 8. Roads Not Taken. 9. Social Engineering in the Depression, I: Outside the New Deal. 10. Social Engineering in the Depression, II: Inside the New Deal -- pt. 4. Reconsideration and Retreat, 1934-1939. 11. Reconsiderations
Control code
ocm80242393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876039
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80242393
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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