An Outline of a Revisionist Theory of Modernity

  title={An Outline of a Revisionist Theory of Modernity},
  author={Sudipta Kaviraj},
  journal={European Journal of Sociology},
  pages={497 - 526}
  • S. Kaviraj
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal of Sociology
Modernization, contrary to the common assumption of most writings in the field, does not follow a uniform path. The diversity of the historical experiences in the Third World countries imposes a severe revision of the theory. The case of India is taken as a good example. It helps the author to declare that there are two theorical lines which must be at the same time divided and connected. The first is functionalist, the second sequentiel, including contradictions and break thoughts. A last… 
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