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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.Read more
- 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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"...an interesting book." Michael Blim, Journal of Developing AreasSee more reviews
"...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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- 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.
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