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Becoming Modern : Individual Change in Six Developing Countries

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ISBN-10: 0674063767

ISBN-13: 9780674063761

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alex Inkeles, David H. Smith

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This is a valuable and fascinating book valuable because of the findings it presents, fascinating because of the way it presents them. The subject of Becoming Modern is the modernization process in six developing nations (Argentina, Chile, India, Israel, Nigeria, and Bangladesh). The method is to survey about a thousand men, aged 20-30, in each of these lands. The goal is to demonstrate that a modern man, identifiable by his attitudes toward different aspects of life, does indeed exist, and to find out what factors encourage the transformation from traditional to modern. -The New Leader
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List price: $17.95
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Alex Inkeles is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Insitution.

David H. Smith is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, and Director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.

The Fundamentals
Introductionp. 3
Toward a Definition of the Modern Manp. 15
The Research Design and Sample Structurep. 36
The Conduct of the Fieldworkp. 50
Measuring Individual Modernity
Two Case Studiesp. 73
Constructing the OM Scale: An Overall Measure of Modernityp. 84
The Content of OM: The Concept of Individual Modernity Reexamined in the Light of Empirical Evidencep. 99
The Social Correlates of Individual Modernityp. 119
Contexts and Causes of Modernization
The School as a Context for Modernizationp. 133
Modernity and the Mass Mediap. 144
The Factory as a School in Modernityp. 154
Factory Modernityp. 175
The Role of Agricultural Cooperativesp. 192
Urban Nonindustrial Employmentp. 209
The Quantity and Quality of Urban Experiencep. 216
Rural Versus Urban Originp. 230
Home and School Backgroundp. 236
Summary and Conclusion
The Behavioral Manifestations of Individual Modernityp. 251
An Overview: The Relative and Total Impact of the Explanatory Variablesp. 265
The Process of Individual Modernizationp. 278
Summary and Conclusions on the Social Significance of Individual Modernizationp. 289
The Questionnairep. 319
OM-12: The Short Formp. 348
The Set A Variablesp. 352
Migration and Individual Modernityp. 354
The Match Control Tablep. 357
Bibliographyp. 359
Notesp. 364
Indexp. 429
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