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ERIC Number: ED016940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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INTRODUCING SOCIAL CHANGE, A MANUAL FOR AMERICANS OVERSEAS.
ARENSBERG, CONRAD M.; NIEHOFF, ARTHUR H.
ORGANIZED AROUND ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND CONCERNS, THIS MANUAL IS DESIGNED FOR VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF AMERICANS WORKING TO INTRODUCE NEW IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES TO CULTURES OTHER THAN THEIR OWN. THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL PROBLEMS IN GENERAL AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONCEPT OF CULTURE, INCLUDING THE EFFECTS OF RACE, LANGUAGE, AND ENVIRONMENT ON CULTURAL PROGRESS PLUS THE CONSERVATISM, VALUES, AND INTEGRATION FOUND IN ALL CULTURE. OTHER CHAPTERS TREAT UNPLANNED CHANGES IN CULTURE, MAJOR FACTORS RELEVANT TO PLANNED CULTURAL CHANGE, SHARED CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL OR MOST UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS, AMERICAN CULTURAL VALUES AND ASSUMPTIONS THAT AFFECT INTERACTION BETWEEN OVERSEAS CHANGE AGENTS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER SOCIETIES, FIELD PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY INNOVATORS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS THAT CAN BE ADAPTED TO THEIR NEEDS. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AN INDEX, 42 REFERENCES, AND A SELECTED LIST OF CASE HISTORIES OF SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGE PROJECTS. IT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE ALDINE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 320 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606. 235 PAGES. (LY)
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