Readings in Social Evolution and Development

Readings in Social Evolution and Development

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: S. N. Eisenstadt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137865

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Readings in Social Evolution and Development presents a collection of articles on a specialized aspect of sociology, or social psychology. The book starts by describing social change and development and the role of institutionalization, individual behavior, and role performance on such change and development. The text also discusses the basic problems of evolutionary perspective in sociology and studies of development and modernization. The theories of social change, the problem of evolution, and the major trends of change in the contemporary setting, such as changes in the industrial societies and alternative courses of political development in the new states are also encompassed. Sociologists and social psychologists and students taking sociology courses will find the book useful.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Social Change and Development

    Part I Theories of Social Change

    Social Change

    The Marxist Theory of Social Development

    Some Considerations on the Theory of Social Change

    A Reconsideration of Theories of Social Change

    The Termination of Conflict

    Part II Directionality of Change—The Problem of Evolution

    Legal Evolution and Societal Complexity

    The Study of Evolution

    Evolution, Function, and Change

    Religious Evolution

    Part III The Major Trends of Change in Contemporary Setting

    A. Changes in Industrial Societies

    Democracy and Industrialization

    The Socio-cultural Development up to the Present Time and Our Place in It

    B. Social Change, Modernization, and Development

    Political Development in the New States—Alternative Courses of Political Development

    The Transition to a Mass Democracy in Argentina

    Sociology of Development

    Socio-cultural Unbalance and Modernization in the Underdeveloped Countries

    Political Development in the New States—The Will to be Modern

    Breakdowns of Modernization

    Biographical Notes


Product details

  • No. of pages: 466
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483137865

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S. N. Eisenstadt

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