Directions Of Change & Modernization Theory, Research, And Realities: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Directions Of Change & Modernization Theory, Research, And Realities

1st Edition

By Mustafa O Attir


298 pages

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Hardback: 9780367018641
pub: 2019-05-01
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After a period of relative confidence about the future of modernizing societies, scholars are now questioning with renewed urgency the directions of the modernization trend. This book, the result of nearly a decade of collaborative efforts by scholars in twelve countries, examines the modernization process with particular attention to how it is aff

Table of Contents

Preface -- About the Conference -- Modernization Theory: Frameworks and Issues -- Convergence and Divergence in Industrial Societies -- Comparative Methodological Approaches in the Study of Modernization -- Socioeconomic System as a Variable in the Modernization Process -- Aspects of Change: Special Factors and Concepts -- Changes in the Nature of Ethnicity: From the Primordial to the Organizational -- Modernization and Development Potential of Traditional Grass Roots Peasant Organizations -- Structures of Knowledge Use in Modernization: Professions, Technology, and Moral Order -- Modernization, Everyday Life, and Social Roles: Benefits and Costs of Life in "Developed" Societies -- The Rate of Social Change and Modernization -- Case Studies: Modernization, Quality of Life, and Solidarities -- Socioeconomic Development Plans and Individual Satisfaction in Libya -- Urbanization and Modernization: The Other Side of the Coin -- Modernization Research in Culturally Segmented Societies: A Peruvian Experience -- Modernization or Americanization? The Concept of Modernity and American Culture

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General