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The three worlds : culture and world development

Author: Peter Worsley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Worsley
ISBN: 0226907546 9780226907543 0226907554 9780226907550
OCLC Number: 10725082
Description: xiv, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Prolegomena --
The creation of the third world --
Theories of development --
The myth of base and superstructure: Dialectics versus materialsim --
Culture: The missing concept --
Anthropology and holism --
Literary criticism: The elitist paradigm --
From hegemony to pluralism: Subculture and counter-culture --
Part II: The undoing of the peasantry --
Before agriculture --
Enter agriculture: The domestic mode of production --
The peasant mode of production --
The road to capitalist agriculture --
The road to the collective farm --
A diversion: The "Asiatic" mode of production --
The great debate: Russia --
Revolution, 1905 --
The moral economy of the peasant --
Collectives and communes --
The peasantry: Persistence, transformation, disappearance --
Reform: (i) Community Development; (ii) Co-operatives; (iii) Land reform --
The varieties of capitalist agriculture --
Agribusiness --
Part III: The making of the working class --
The urban explosion --
Systems theory, interactionism, and dialectical sociology --
Systems theory: Functionalist and Marxist --
Lumpens, aristocrats, and the reserve army --
The culture of poverty --
The variety of poverty --
The myth of "marginality" --
The "informal" sector --
The poor in action --
The established working class --
Part IV: Ethnicity and nationalism --
Ethnicity, class and culture --
Ethnic group and nation --
The three modes of nationalism --
Before nationalism: The segmentary state --
The absolutist nation-state: Hegemony --
The bourgeois nation-state: Uniformity --
Decolonization: The first wave --
Pluralism: Internationalism and multinationalism --
Nationalism and myth: Inventing a new past --
Nationalism and socialism --
Nationalism in the capitalist third world --
Populism and authoritarianism --
Part V: One world or three? --
Decolonization --
Models of the third world --
From politics to economics --
Third world: Resistance and change --
Cultural imperialism, cultural resistance, and cultural revolution --
Appendix: The urban poor in the workshop of the world.
Responsibility: Peter Worsley.
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