The Sociology of Modernization

Studies on Its Historical and Theoretical Aspects With Special Regard to the Latin American Case

Author: Gino Germani

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839044

Category: History

Page: 266

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This work places in historical and theoretical contexts the work Germani in the area of modernization, especially as it relates to Latin America. Germani views modernization as the touchstone of the twentieth century. His notion of modernization has to do with how a society can harness technology for distinctly political ends and link science to distinctly economic ends.
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The Sociology of Modernization and Development

Author: David Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134898061

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"David Harrison writes very well, and presents a good, well-balanced and perceptive appraisal of current perspectives."--"Times Higher Education Supplement" This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information. Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
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The Sociology of Modernization and Development

Author: David H. Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203359585

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In the early 1970s, when I first carried out empirical research in theCaribbean, I spent almost a year and a half in a small Caribbeanvillage. It had around 500 inhabitants, 50 per cent of whom wereunder the age of 15, and its history had been dominated by therise and fall of the cocoa industry of Trinidad, an industry whichowed much of its success to the collective sweet tooth ofgenerations of British children and the demand of Britishchocolate manufacturers for Trinidadian cocoa.
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Introduction to the Sociology of Development

Author: Andrew Webster

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349205842

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An introduction to the subject, covering key sociological questions such as, the Third World and its poverty, modernization theory, theories of underdevelopment, and critiques of aid and industrialization.
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The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies

Economic Disparity, Cultural Diversity and Development

Author: J. E. Goldthorpe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521578004

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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An analysis of the disparity between rich and poor countries, and a discussion of the problems of the poor countries.
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Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Author: Maureen T. Hallinan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387364242

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.
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Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Author: Michele Dillon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000789

Category: Religion

Page: 481

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Religion is a critical construct for understanding contemporary social life. It illuminates the everyday experiences and practices of many individuals, is a significant component of diverse institutional processes including politics, gender relations, and socioeconomic inequality, and plays a vital role in public culture and social change. This handbook showcases current research and thinking in the sociology of religion. The contributors, all active writers and researchers int eh area, provide original chapters focusing on select aspects of their own engagement with the field. Aimed at students and scholars who want to know more about the sociology of religion, this handbook also provides a resource for sociologists in general by integrating broader questions of sociology (e.g. demography, ethnicity, life course, inequality, political sociology) into the analysis of religion. Broadly inclusive of traditional research topics (modernity, secularization, politics) as well as newer interests (feminism, spirituality, faith-based community action), this handbook illustrates the validity of diverse theoretical perspectives and research designs to understanding the multilayered nature of religion as a sociological phenomenon.
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The Sociology of Religion

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761948926

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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"Davie accomplishes four things, any one of which would be worth the price of the book. First, she provides a clear, thorough review of theory and research in the sociology of religion, and argues successfully for its position as a central subdiscipline. Second, she displays an impressive command of comparative literature in the field, using French, British, and other European sources in addition to those from North American; this makes her presentation both wide and deep...Third, Davie underlines the importance of context, historical and geographical, for understanding how theory and case studies develop...Finally, the author's endnotes and her extensive bibliography give excellent guidance to beginning and experienced readers alike." —C. Hendershott, New School University Why is religion still important? Can we be fully modern and fully religious? This book, written by one of the leading figures in the field, works at two levels. First it sets out the agenda – covering the key questions in the sociology of religion today. At the same time, it interrogates this agenda – asking if the sociology of religion, as we currently know it, is 'fit for purpose'. If not, what is to be done? In a single volume Grace Davie captures the nature and forms of modern religion, the current debates in the field and the prospects for future development.
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The Sociology of Development Handbook

Author: Gregory Hooks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520277783

Category: History

Page: 728

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"This handbook brings together essays by leading contributors to development sociology by addressing intellectual challenges: internal and international migration, transformation of political regimes, globalization, changes in household and family formations, gender dynamics, technological change, population and economic growth, environmental sustainability, peace and war, and the production and reproduction of social and economic inequality. The Sociology of Development Handbook includes essays that reflect the range of debates in development sociology and in the interdisciplinary study and practice of development"--Provided by publisher.
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