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  • ISBN: 9780262681230
  • ISBN10: 0262681234

Social Mobility and Modernization A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader

by Robert I. Rotberg

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
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The essays in this book examine how the West modernized and what the modernization meant to human society, particularly in Western Europe and the United States. Within that frame are several distinct subthemes: the process of industrialization in Europe and elsewhere; social mobility, class structures, and class differences; social unrest and the stresses of modernization and industrialization; economic and social equality and inequality and their markers; the role of women in modernization; and the origins of nationalism. The book's chapters discuss these issues from medieval times through the twentieth century, with particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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