Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural change that can accelerate development in the Third World. The essays in this volume cover child rearing, several aspects of education, the world's major religions, the media, political leadership, and development projects.
The book is companion volume to Developing Cultures: Case Studies.(0415952808).
Lawrence Harrison is adjunct lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the author of three books on culture and development and is co-editor with Samuel Huntington of Culture Matters. He is former director for USAID where he directed five missions in Latin America between 1965 and 1981.
Jerome Kagan is the Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is, arguably, one of the leading developmental psychologists in the world today. He has long been interested in the role that cultural variations play in development.