1st Edition

Sociology and Development

By Emanuel de Kadt, Gavin Williams Copyright 1974
    386 Pages
    by Routledge

    386 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1974 Sociology and Development are a selection papers from the British Sociological Association’s conference on development. The book combines both theoretical discussion and empirical material drawn from both urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, China, the USSR and Great Britain, as well as from specific studies on the mass media and the health services. Above all, the papers contribute to a greater understanding of reality in dependent, less developed societies, and so modify some of the over-simplifications introduced by the sweeping vision of the new theorists.


    Introduction, Emanuel de Kadt

    Part I: Marxism and Development

    1. Mao Tse-Tung’s Strategy for the Collectivization of Chinese Agriculture: An Important Phase in the Development of Maoism, Jack Gray

    2. Neo-Marxist Approaches to Development and Underdevelopment, Aidan Foster-Carter

    Part II: Class

    3. Political Consciousness Among the Ibadan Poor, Gavin Williams

    4. Industrial Protest in Nigeria, Adrian Peace

    Part III: Marginality

    5. Low-Income Urban Settlements in Latin America: The Turner Model, Sebastian Brett

    6. Differentiation Among the Urban Poor: An Argentine Study, Alison M. MacEwen

    Part IV: Dependence

    7. Mass Communication and Social Change: The Imagery of Development and the Development of Imagery, Philip Elliott and Peter Golding

    8. The Sociology of Health Dilemmas in the Post-Colonial World: Intermediate Technology and Medical Care in Zambia, Zaire and China, Ronald Frankenberg and Joyce Leeson

    9. The Highlands of Scotland as an Underdeveloped Region, Ian Carter

    Part V: Perspectives on the Future

    10. The Rising Waves of Emancipation – from Counterpoint Towards Revolution, W.F. Wertheim

    11. The Industrializing and the ‘Post-Industrial’ World’s: On Development and Futurology, Krishnan Kumar

    Name Index

    Subject Index


    Emanuel de Kadt, Gavin Williams