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Directions Of Change

Modernization Theory, Research, And Realities, 1st Edition

Edited by Mustafa O. Attir


276 pages

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This book examines the modernization process with particular attention to how it is affected by cultural — and especially socioeconomic — variables, presenting case studies that illustrate the range of modernization attempts.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Modernization Theory: Frameworks and Issues 1. Convergence and Divergence in Industrial Societies 2. Comparative Methodological Approaches in the Study of Modernization 3. Socioeconomic System as a Variable in the Modernization Process Part 2: Aspects of Change: Special Factors and Concepts 4. Changes in the Nature of Ethnicity: From the Primordial to the Organizational 5. Modernization and Development Potential of Traditional Grass Roots Peasant Organizations 6. Structures of Knowledge Use in Modernization: Professions, Technology, and Moral Order 7. Modernization, Everyday life, and Social Roles: Benefits and Costs of life in "Developed" Societies 8. The Rate of Social Change and Modernization Part 3: Case Studies: Modernization, Quality of Life, and Solidarities 9. Socioeconomic Development Plans and Individual Satisfaction in Libya 10. Urbanization and Modernization: The Other Side of the Coin 11. Modernization Research in Culturally Segmented Societies: A Peruvian Experience 12. Modernization or Americanization? The Concept of Modernity and American Culture

Subject Categories

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