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France in the age of organization [electronic resource] : factory, home and nation from the 1920s to Vichy / Jackie Clarke.

Author/Creator:
Clarke, Jackie, 1966-
Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
Series:
Berghahn monographs in French studies ; v. 11.
Berghahn monographs in French studies ; v. 11
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (228 p.)
Subjects:
Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- France.
Social structure -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Professional employees -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Industries -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Technocracy.
France -- Politics and government -- 1914-1940.
France -- Social policy -- 20th century.
France -- Economic policy -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In interwar France, there was a growing sense that 'organization' was the solution to the nation's perceived social, economic and political ills. This book examines the roots of this idea in the industrial rationalization movement and its manifestations in areas as diverse as domestic organization and economic planning. In doing so, it shows how experts in fields ranging from engineering to the biological sciences shaped visions of a rational socio-economic order from the 1920s to Vichy and beyond.
Contents:
Constructing a science of organisation
Organisation and the social question
Organisation goes home
Planning and the 'sciences of man' in the 1930s
Vichy and the myth of technocracy.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-85745-081-6
OCLC:
741492975
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