The Resource Modernization as ideology: : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era, Michael E. Latham, (electronic resource)

Modernization as ideology: : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era, Michael E. Latham, (electronic resource)

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Modernization as ideology: : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era
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Modernization as ideology:
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American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era
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Michael E. Latham
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eng
Summary
Providing new insight on the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the Cold War, Michael Latham reveals how social science theory helped shape American foreign policy during the Kennedy administration. He shows how, in the midst of America's protracted struggle to contain communism in the developing world, the concept of global modernization moved beyond its beginnings in academia to become a motivating ideology behind policy decisions. After tracing the rise of modernization theory in American social science, Latham analyzes the way its core assumptions influenced the Kennedy administration's Alliance for Progress with Latin America, the creation of the Peace Corps, and the strategic hamlet program in Vietnam. But as he demonstrates, modernizers went beyond insisting on the relevance of America's experience to the dilemmas faced by impoverished countries. Seeking to accelerate the movement of foreign societies toward a liberal, democratic, and capitalist modernity, Kennedy and his advisers also reiterated a much deeper sense of their own nation's vital strengths and essential benevolence. At the height of the Cold War, Latham argues, modernization recast older ideologies of Manifest Destiny and imperialism
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Midwest
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Latham, Michael E
Dewey number
327.73
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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New Cold War history
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  • Alliance pour le prográes
  • Dâeveloppement âeconomique
  • Dâeveloppement social
  • Economic development projects
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalisme
  • Projets de dâeveloppement âeconomique
  • Sciences sociales
  • Social change
  • Social sciences
  • Electronic books
  • Developing countries
  • âEtats-Unis
  • United States
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adult
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Modernization as ideology: : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era, Michael E. Latham, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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Modernization as ideology: : American social science and "nation building" in the Kennedy era, Michael E. Latham, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11844958
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11844958
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11844958
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11844958
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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