24 x 16 cm. xx,374; xi,,377-855 pp. Two clothbound volumes in slipcase. – Marion Joseph Levy Jr. (1918-2002), American sociologist noted for his work on modernization theory, which seeks to explain why some societies undergo rapid economic development and corresponding social change. He once said that ‘the fundamental problem posed by modernization is whether human animals can adjust as readily to longevity, affluence, and peace as they have in the past to shortgevity, poverty, and war.’ He predicted that life in a modernized world ‘is likely to become crowded, affluent, nasty, brutish and long.’ – Slipcase worn, else a good set.
Auteur: LEVY Jr., Marion J.
Uitgeverij: Princeton University Press
Plaats: Princeton, New Jersey