Martin, James J., 1916-||Jameson, Hugh
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Social Sciences
United States--Civilization; United States--Intellectual life
I propose to discuss some aspects of specialization as it exists in several phases of our culture and discuss these in relation to the research done by others who have been more specific in their fields. I intend to demonstrate why I believe that the profit motive is the primary factor in these aspects in a logical completion of them. The tendency or direction of our subject matter--assuming that all forces and factors of a social nature involve some concept of motion--seems to be toward mechanical specialization which has the additional characteristics of increased size and speed. A look at specialization as it is evident in communication, technology, and education provides a degree of insight in the attempt to demonstrate how the economics of these aspects is tied up with a fetish to grow bigger and better.
Gregory, George Knox, "The illusion of specialization" (1957). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5842.
Northern Illinois University
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