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Becoming modern : individual change in six developing countries

Author: Alex Inkeles; David Horton Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1974.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Inkeles, Alex, 1920-
Becoming modern.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1974
(OCoLC)654256805
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Inkeles; David Horton Smith
ISBN: 0674063759 9780674063754 0674063767 9780674063761
OCLC Number: 1119381
Notes: "Written under the auspices of the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University."
Description: xi, 437 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Toward a definition of the modern man --
The research design and sample structure --
The conduct of the fieldwork --
Two case studies --
Constructing the OM scale: an overall measure of modernity --
The content of OM: the concept of individual modernity reexamined int he light of empirical evidence --
The social correlates of individual modernity --
The school as a context for modernization --
Modernity and the mass media --
The factory as a school in modernity --
Factory modernity --
The role of agricultural cooperatives --
Urban nonindustrial employment --
The quantity and quality of urban experience --
Rural versus urban origin --
Home and school background --
The behavioral manifestations of individual modernity --
An overview: the relative and total impact of the explanatory variables --
The process of individual modernization --
Summary and conclusions on the social significance of individual modernization.
Responsibility: Alex Inkeles and David H. Smith.

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