Beyond Tradition and Modernity in Madras

@article{Singer1971BeyondTA,
  title={Beyond Tradition and Modernity in Madras},
  author={M. Singer},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1971},
  volume={13},
  pages={160-195}
}
  • M. Singer
  • Published 1971
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • The study of the modernization of non-Western cultures has been dominated by the metaphor of the ‘take-off’ introduced by the economists and by the assumption of incompatibility between ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ cultures. These interpretations of modernization are shared by both those who view it as a process of diffusing Western culture and by those who view it as an internal process of development which may require an external stimulus to ‘trigger’ the ‘take-off’. On either view… CONTINUE READING
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