Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (Scott Noble, 2011: 119 mins)

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Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.


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