Alien Concepts and South Asian Reality
Responses and Reformulations
By (author) T. K. Oommen
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Alien Concepts and South Asian Reality by T. K. Oommen
Book DescriptionIn this thought-provoking book T K Oommen demonstrates that Indian social science is not a mere captive of Western or Marxist intellectual influences. Part One is a response to five Western and Marxist theories and concepts: the old concept of dichotomy and the new one of continuum; Weber's notion of charismatic leaders; political pluralism; voluntary associations; and the nature of students' movements in the context of revolution. In Part Two the author reformulates various theories and concepts based on empirical evidence from Asia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803992047
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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