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The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies

The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies
Economic Disparity, Cultural Diversity and Development

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  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521578004

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  • This is the completely revised and updated version of the immensely successful Sociology of the Third World. This book is about the division of the world into rich and poor countries, and the disparities between rich and poor people, especially in poor countries. It analyzes economic conditions and living standards in poor countries. It discusses droughts, famines and environmental concerns, questions about limits to growth and sustainable development and reviews theoretical perspectives on development and underdevelopment. Later chapters describe the effect and psychology of modernization.

    • Offers a multidisciplinary approach; sociology as a synthesizing discipline drawing together the findings of other social sciences
    • Comprehensive coverage of aspects of social life, with a strongly factual content
    • Includes illustrative material world-wide, but with a slight bias towards Africa
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " interesting book." Michael Blim, Journal of Developing Areas

    "...a classic tribute to a noted scholar whose work spans half a century." Paul S. Gray, International Journal of African Historical Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521578004
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.428kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and argument
    2. Technology, society and population
    3. The colonial episode and the race question
    4. Economic conditions
    5. Environmental concerns
    6. The social sciences and the 'Third World'
    7. The rise of towns
    8. Family life in a changing world
    9. Cultural diversity, language, education, and communications
    10. Religion and development
    11. Individual modernization: some psychological studies
    12. Politics in post-colonial states
    13. Aid and development.

  • Author

    J. E. Goldthorpe, University of Leeds

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