The Three Worlds: Culture And World Development

The Three Worlds: Culture And World Development

Peter Worsley / Sep 29, 2020
The Three Worlds Culture And World Development A major eclectic work of extraordinary scope and unprecedented vision The Three Worlds is much than a study of the contemporary Third World It examines the constituents of development cultural as we
  • Title: The Three Worlds: Culture And World Development
  • Author: Peter Worsley
  • ISBN: 9780226907543
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A major, eclectic work of extraordinary scope and unprecedented vision, The Three Worlds is much 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 MarxisA major, eclectic work of extraordinary scope and unprecedented vision, The Three Worlds is much 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 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.
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      • Peter Worsley

        Peter Maurice Worsley is a noted sociologist and social anthropologist from Birkenhead, UK He is a major figure in both anthropology and sociology, and is noted for introducing the term Third World into English He not only made theoretical and ethnographic contributions, but also was regarded as a key founding member of the New Left.Worsley started reading English at Cambridge but his studies were interrupted by World War II He served in the British Army as an officer in Africa and India During this time he developed his interest in anthropology After the war he worked on mass education in Tanganyika and then went to study under Max Gluckman at the University of Manchester.He lectured in sociology at the University of Hull and then went on c.1963 to become the first Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.


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