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Cheiron Book Prize 2018 voor Maarten Derksens boek 'Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology'

11 mei 2018
Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology
Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology

Het vorig jaar verschenen boek van Maarten Derksen (afdeling Psychologie, Theorie en geschiedenis) Histories of Human Engineering: Tact and Technology (Cambridge University Press) is bekroond met de prestigieuze Cheiron Book Prize 2018.

Cheiron is de internationale vakvereniging voor historici van gedrags- en maatschappijwetenschappen. De prijs bestaat uit een geldbedrag en een reisbudget om de prijs persoonlijk in ontvangst te komen nemen. Dat zal gebeuren tijdens het 50ste jaarlijkse Cheironcongres, dat in juni in Akron (Ohio) wordt gehouden. Het oordeel van de jury zal binnenkort verschijnen op de website van Cheiron (https://www.uakron.edu/cheiron/)

Over het boek:

The dream of control over human behaviour is an old dream, shared by many cultures. This fascinating account of the histories of human engineering describes how technologies of managing individuals and groups were developed from the nineteenth century to the present day, ranging from brainwashing and mind control to Dale Carnegie's art of dealing with people. Derksen reveals that common to all of them is the perpetual tension between the desire to control people's behaviour and the resistance this provokes. Thus to influence other people successfully, technology had to be combined with tact: with a personal touch, with a subtle hint, or with outright deception, manipulations are made palatable or invisible. Combining psychological history and theory with insights from science and technology studies and rhetorical scholarship, Derksen offers a fresh perspective on human engineering that will appeal to those interested in the history of psychology and the history of technology.

Laatst gewijzigd:15 mei 2018 16:16
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