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Cultural Change and Persistence

New Perspectives on Development

Editors: Ascher, W., Heffron, J. (Eds.)

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This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.

About the authors

WILLIAM L. ASCHER Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, USA.
 
JOHN M. HEFFRON Professor of History and Associate Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America, USA.

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"This work shrewdly and compellingly advances the important topic of culture and economic development, enriching efforts ranging from anthropology (e.g. Stephen Gudeman) to World Bank economists. The authors cut through and across older formulations, for example, in their useful comparison of globalization and modernization and in their suggestive correlations of cultural factors as inhibiting and energizing development. As one favoring analysis both contextualizing and generalizing, I recommend this book for both scholars and practitioners." - James Peacock, Kenan Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina and former president of the American Anthropological Association


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Rethinking Culture and Development

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Normative Considerations in Promoting Cultural Preservation or Change

    Ascher, William

    Pages 25-41

  • “Old Times There Are Not Forgotten”

    Heffron, John M.

    Pages 43-66

  • Nationalism and the Politics of Language

    Laursen, John Christian

    Pages 67-79

  • Are Cultural Tensions “Cultural”?

    Alexseev, Mikhail

    Pages 81-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Change and Persistence
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Development
Editors
  • W. Ascher
  • J. Heffron
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
William Ascher and John M. Heffron
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11733-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230117334
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10914-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-03484-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29195-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics