The means of modernization: Freezing technologies and the cultural politics of everyday life, Norway 1940-1965
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After World War II, the Norwegian government set out to modernize the country with the industrialization of agriculture and fisheries, the rationalization of retail and by heightening the standard of living in Norwegian households. The period between 1945 and 1960 was the formative years of the social democratic welfare state in Norway. Within this process, science was meant to guide the modernization and technology to serve as a tool (Sejersted 2011).