Living Walden Two: B. F. Skinner's Behaviorist Utopia and Experimental Communities ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Hilke Kuhlman

Living Walden Two: B. F. Skinner's Behaviorist Utopia and Experimental Communities

University of Illinois Press
Publication date: May 2005
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In Walden Two, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner describes one of the most controversial fictional utopias of the twentieth century. During the 1960s and 70s, this novel went on to inspire approximately three dozen actual communities, which are entertainingly examined in Hilke Kuhlmann's Living Walden Two._x000B_In the novel, behavioral engineers use positive reinforcement in organizing and "gently guiding" all aspects of society, leaving the rest of the citizens "free" to lead happy and carefree lives. Among the real-world communities, a recurrent problem in moving past the planning stages was the nearly ubiquitous desire among members to be gentle guides, coupled with strong resistance to being guided. _x000B_In an insightful and often hilarious narrative, Hilke Kuhlmann explores the dynamics of the communities, with an in-depth examination of the two surviving Skinnerian communities: Comunidad Los Horcones in Mexico, and Twin Oaks in Virginia. Drawing on extensive interviews with the founders and key players in the Walden Two communities, Kuhlmann redefines the criteria for their success by focusing on the tension between utopian blueprints for a new society and communal experiments' actual effects on individual lives. _x000B_
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Living Walden Two: B. F. Skinner's Behaviorist Utopia and Experimental Communities ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Hilke Kuhlman
University of Illinois Press, May 2005
ISBN: 9780252091650
EAN:  9780252091650
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $33.30 eBook price: $28.99
Living Walden Two: B. F. Skinner's Behaviorist Utopia and Experimental Communities PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Hilke Kuhlman
University of Illinois Press, May 2005
ISBN: 9780252091650
EAN:  2370004702445
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List Price: $33.30 eBook price: $28.99