Engineering a new order in the 1930's: the case of Jean Coutrot

Clarke, Jackie (2001) Engineering a new order in the 1930's: the case of Jean Coutrot. French Historical Studies, 24, (1), 63-86. (doi:10.1215/00161071-24-1-63).


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This article explores interactions between intellectuals, human scientists, and engineers in France in the 1930s, by studying the example of one engineer, Jean Coutrot. In doing so, it argues for a rethinking of the period and a fresh approach to the history of modernization in France. Particular attention is paid to the Centre d’Ètudes des problemes humains, founded by Coutrot in 1936, and to the way in which this center fostered a series of collaborations between the engineer and experts in various branches of applied psychology

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1215/00161071-24-1-63
ISSNs: 0016-1071 (print)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 12292
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Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:23

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