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Poverty and Development : Introductions to Sociology - Johann Graaff

Poverty and Development

Introductions to Sociology

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780195784060
Number Of Pages: 80

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The Introduction to Sociology series aims to present foundational sociology in a unique way. The series introduces students to debates that are current and alive in modern sociology, especially those in southern Africa. As they move from topic to topic, students will build up an advanced repetoire of technical language and concepts. Discussions are always clear and accesible.
Coherently structured with a developing and cumulative theme, each book is written in a lucid, logical, and organised way, promoting the fundamental skill of sequential argument that all students must learn at university level. In addition, exercises at the end of each book are carefully constructed to develop cognitive skills.

Introduction to the Series
Introductionp. 1
Poverty and Developmentp. 5
Measures of development and povertyp. 7
Absolute povertyp. 7
Relative deprivation and structural povertyp. 8
Measuring developmentp. 10
Modernization Theoryp. 13
The shackles of traditionp. 15
Darwin's legacy: evolutionismp. 16
Parts and wholes: functionalismp. 23
The New Right: capitalism and neo-liberalismp. 25
Theories of Underdevelopmentp. 31
The capitalist need for empire: theories of imperialismp. 33
The ravages of colonialism: dependency theoryp. 35
Dependent development: world system theoryp. 39
False hopes: new international division of labour theoryp. 42
Unstable capitalism: regulation theoryp. 44
Robust tigers: the rise of post-Fordismp. 47
Castells: Informational Capitalismp. 51
The culture of real virtualityp. 52
Globalization and identityp. 53
The crisis of the statep. 54
International crimep. 56
The new economy: ICT and financep. 57
Where does Castells go wrong?p. 58
Epiloguep. 60
Exercisesp. 62
Annotated Bibliographyp. 65
Bibliographyp. 66
Glossaryp. 68
Indexp. 70
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ISBN: 9780195784060
ISBN-10: 0195784065
Series: Introductions to Sociology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
Country of Publication: ZA
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 17.1  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.15