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Modernization and Kin Network

1st Edition

By Danesh A. Chekki


200 pages

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This book, first published in 1974, seeks to answer the questions whether the nuclear family tends to be an isolated unit relatively cut off from its extended kin network; whether the patterns and effects of urbanization in the developing nations follow exactly the same lines as in the industrialised nations; and whether the transition from pre-urban to urban living necessarily involves stresses and strains, conflict and sociocultural maladjustments. It illuminates the specific case of a middle-sized city in India on the basis of empirical research carried out with the cross-cultural comparative approach and at the same time contributes to the understanding of the global problems of modernisation.

Table of Contents

1. Problem and Theory 2. The Milieu 3. Structure of Kin Knowledge 4. Patterns of Interaction 5. Bonds of Marriage 6. Class and Community 7. Legislation and Welfare 8. Modernization and Kin Network

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British in India

This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General