ERIC Number: ED101597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Area Studies and the Social Science Research Council. ITEMS. Vol.28, No.4, December 1974.
Ward, Robert E.; Wood, Bryce
Area studies are calculated to restore a measure of cultural equilibrium to any American-based endeavor, to supply basic data from a rich variety of cultural contexts, and to add orderly descriptions, analyses, and interpretations of economic, political, and social systems other than American. This pamphlet details the interest of the Social Science Research Council in fostering foreign area studies, detailing academic programs, area-related programs, and the International Research and Exchange Board. It becomes apparent from this report that insofar as there has been overall planning, coordination, or evaluation on a national scale for the field of foreign area studies, the Social Science Research Council has supplied it in part or whole. A further effort must now be made to formulate and synthesize data already collected in cross-cultural and comparative terms. It seems probable that the influence of the Social Science Research Council, critical in the origins and past development of area studies, will continue to be of major importance. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.