Modernization and Kin Network

1st Edition

Danesh A. Chekki

Routledge
Published August 14, 2018
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781138705104 - CAT# Y323973
Series: Routledge Library Editions: British in India

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Summary

This book, first published in 1974, seeks to answer the questions whether the nuclear family tends to be an isolated unit relatively cut off from its extended kin network; whether the patterns and effects of urbanization in the developing nations follow exactly the same lines as in the industrialised nations; and whether the transition from pre-urban to urban living necessarily involves stresses and strains, conflict and sociocultural maladjustments. It illuminates the specific case of a middle-sized city in India on the basis of empirical research carried out with the cross-cultural comparative approach and at the same time contributes to the understanding of the global problems of modernisation.

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