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Description - Exploring Individual Modernity by Alex Inkeles

The culmination of more than ten years of research carried out in over 50 countries around the world, this volume shows how the forces of modernization on the developing countries change the attitudes and behavior of men acting in their roles as husbands and fathers, as members of ethnic communities, and as citizens of emerging nation-states. The research gathered here demonstrates that the impact of modern institutions on individual psychic adjustment is much less severe than is often imagined and the book explores the meaning of modernization in human terms. In addition, for the first time the theory and method for studying individual modernity are applied to the so-called socialist countries. Inkeles et al. highlight the implications of individual modernity for understanding contemporary and future social change in both developing and advanced countries. "Exploring Individual Modernity" completes the portrait of "modern man" first sketched in "Becoming Modern", the first book to report on the findings on Social and cultural Aspects of Modernization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231054423
ISBN-10: 0231054424
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 166mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alex Inkeles

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

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