Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change [NOOK Book]

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Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural change that can accelerate development in the Third World. The essays in this volume cover child rearing, several aspects of education, the world's major religions, ...
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Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change

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Overview

Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural change that can accelerate development in the Third World. The essays in this volume cover child rearing, several aspects of education, the world's major religions, the media, political leadership, and development projects.
The book is companion volume to Developing Cultures: Case Studies.(0415952808).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135927301
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 641 KB

Table of Contents

1 Culture, values, and the family 3
2 Parenting practices and governance in Latin America : the case of Costa Rica 21
3 Cultural values and parenting education 37
4 Character education : restoring virtue to the mission of schools 57
5 Civic education and the development of civic knowledge and attitudes 77
6 Educating democratic citizens in Latin America 95
7 Evangelical expansion and "progressive values" in the developing world 117
8 Anglo-Protestant culture 137
9 The development of the Jews 157
10 Culture begins with cult : the surprising growth of the Catholic people 177
11 Reimagining the orthodox tradition : nurturing democratic values in orthodox Christian civilization 195
12 Market development, political change, and Chinese cultures 215
13 Buddhist economics in Asia 235
14 Cultural change in Islamic civilization 245
15 Islam matters : culture and progress in the Muslim world 261
16 Hinduism and modernity 279
17 Journalism and values 295
18 The global battle for cultural domination 305
19 Public policy and culture 329
20 Donor projects and culture change : the case of Costa Rica 345
21 Can social capital be constructed? : decentralization and social capital formation in Latin America 361
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