Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa (International Library of Society)

Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa (International Library of Society) by Ivar Oxaal, etc. epub pdf fb2

Title: Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa (International Library of Society)
Author: Ivar Oxaal, etc.
ISBN10: 0710080506
ISBN13: 978-0710080509
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books; First Edition edition (March 13, 1975)
Language: English
Subcategory: Economics
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Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa (International Library of Society) by Ivar Oxaal, etc.


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Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate study of developing societies should take.

Much of the book reflects strongly the influence of Andre Gunder Frank, but the contributors adopt a critical attitude to his ideas, applying them in empirical situations within such African and American countries as Kenya, Guyana, Tanzania and Peru. Others pursue the lines of enquiry opened up by Latin American theories of economic ‘dependency’ and by the new school of French economic anthropology.