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The Three Worlds : Culture and World Development - Worsley

The Three Worlds

Culture and World Development

By: Worsley

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226907550
Number Of Pages: 424

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A major, eclectic work of extraordinary scope and unprecedented vision, "The Three Worlds" is much more than a study of the contemporary Third World. It examines the constituents of development--cultural as well as political and economic--throughout the world from prehistory to the present.
Peter Worsley first considers existing theories of development, synthesizing the Marxist approach with that of social anthropologists and identifying culture--in the sense of a shared set of values--as the key element missing in more traditional approaches to the sociology of development. Worsley then examines successive forms of rural organization, develops a new definition of the urban poor, considers the relation of ethnicity and nationalism to social class and to each other, and, finally, discusses the nature of the three worlds implied in the term Third World.

Prolegomena The Creation of the Third World Theories of Development The Myth of Base and Superstructure: Dialectics versus Materialism Culture: the Missing Concept Anthropology and Holism Literary Criticism: the Elitist Paradigm From Hegemony to Pluralism: Subculture and Counter-culture
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
Community Development
Land Reform The Varieties of Capitalist Agriculture Agribusiness
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
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
One World or Three? Decolonization Models of the Third World From Politics to Economics Third World: Resistance and Change Culture Imperialism, Cultural Resistance, and Cultural Revolution
Appendix: The Urban Poor in the Workshop of the World
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ISBN: 9780226907550
ISBN-10: 0226907554
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.58

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