Cultural Change and Persistence: New Perspectives on Development

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W. Ascher, J. Heffron
Springer, Dec 12, 2010 - Social Science - 263 pages
This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.

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Preface and Acknowledgments
Patterns of Change and Persistence
2 Normative Considerations in Promoting Cultural Preservation or Change
Southern Traditionalism and American National Development
Analogies from Europe for the Pacific Basin
5 Are Cultural Tensions Cultural? Public Responses to Chinese Korean and Vietnamese Migration in the Russian Far East
6 Cultural Transition and Village Discourse in TwentiethCentury China
Change Resilience and Social Capital in Southwest China Minority Communities
Indian Identities in an Age of Globalization
Arts and Identity at the Turn of the Millennium
10 Global Citizenship Cultural Change and Education Policy in Japan and New Zealand
Continuity and Change
Intertwining Cultural Adaptation and Economic Development

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WILLIAM L. ASCHER Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College, USA.

JOHN M. HEFFRON Professor of History and Associate Director of the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America, USA.

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