Based on comprehensive anthropological field work and uniting ethnographic material with broader generalizations about the processes of modernization, this book presents an analysis of social change since decolonization in Latin America, the Middle East, and particularly in Southeast Asia. Professor Nash focuses on societies that are attempting to
Table of Contents
Preface: The Social Anthropology of Modernization -- Modernization: Meanings Old and New -- Colonialism: Impact and Legacy -- Who Seeks to Be Modern and What It Is That They Modernize -- Religion and Social Change -- Modernization in Southeast Asia -- Aspects of the Process of Modernization: Convergence and Divergence -- The Role of Education in Modernization -- Deliberate Intervention in the Process of Modernization -- Other Titles of Interest from Westview Press
Manning Nash is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books, including The Golden Road to Modernity, published by the University of Chicago Press, and Unfinished Agenda: The Dynamics of Modernization in Developing Nations.