Advertisement

Cultural Discrepancies and Social Change: Studies of Developmental Processes in German and Indian Villages

  • Gerhard Wurzbacher
  • Siegfried Schönherr
  • Badal Sen Gupta

Abstract

In politics as well as in research on development, conceptions of socio-cultural discrepancies frequently form the basis for the choice and application of measures as well as for scientific explanation or prognosis of processes of change. We usually find that normative conceptions of economic, political, social, educational, hygienic or other cultural goals are critically compared with different actual situations. Accordingly, measures are conceived and applied in order to diminish or abolish these discrepancies between goals and reality, and, mostly on the basis of experiences gained in developed societies, corresponding expectations are combined with the measures applied.

Keywords

Family Planning Social Change Cultural Discrepancy Family Planning Programme Accelerate Development 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. Barnett, E., Innovation: The Basis of Cultural Change (New York, 1953).Google Scholar
  2. Dandekar, V. M., and Dandekar, K., Survey of Fertility and Mortality in Poona District (Poona, 1953).Google Scholar
  3. Epstein, T. S., Economic Development and Social Change in South India (Manchester, 1962).Google Scholar
  4. Ghosh, A., Indian Economy: Its Nature and Problems (Calcutta, 1970).Google Scholar
  5. Government of India, The First Five-Year-Plan: A Draft Outline (New Delhi, 1951).Google Scholar
  6. Government of India, The First Five-Year-Plan (New Delhi, 1951).Google Scholar
  7. Government of India, The Second Five-Year-Plan (New Delhi, 1956).Google Scholar
  8. Government of India, The Third Five-Year-Plan (New Delhi, 1961).Google Scholar
  9. Government of India, The Fourth Five-Year-Plan: A Draft Outline (New Delhi, 1968).Google Scholar
  10. Hagen, E. E., On the Theory of Social Change (Homewood, Ill., 1962).Google Scholar
  11. Kiefer, K., Die Diffusion von Neuerungen: Kultursoziologsche und kom-munikationswissenschaftliche Aspekte der agraroziologischen Diffusions-forschung (Tübingen, 1967).Google Scholar
  12. Lionberger, H., Adoption of New Ideas and Practices (Iowa, 1960).Google Scholar
  13. Pflaum-Mayntz, R., in Wurzbacher, G. (Hrsg.), Das Dorf im Spannungsfeld industrieller Entwicklung (Stuttgart, 1954, 1960).Google Scholar
  14. Raina, B. L. (ed.) Family Planning Programme, Report for 1962–63 (New Delhi, 1963).Google Scholar
  15. Rogers, E. M., Diffusion of Innovations (New York and London, 1962).Google Scholar
  16. Rüschemeyer, P., ‘Partielle Modernisierung’, in Zapf, W., Theorien des sozialen Wandels (Köln-Berlin, 1970, 2. Aufl).Google Scholar
  17. Schönherr, S., Berufliche Diversifikation und Führungsmodernisierung im kindlichen Indien — Follow-up-Untersuchung von zwei Dörfern in Süd-Indien, 1954–56 und 1969–70 (Saarbrücken, 1972).Google Scholar
  18. Sen Gupta, B., Hemmende und fördernde Fatoren der Ergebnisse der Diffusion und Adoption der Innovationen ‘lokale Selbstverwaltung’, Genossenschaft’ und ‘Familienplanung’ (Diss. Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1972).Google Scholar
  19. Schrötter, G. Frfr. von, ‘Agrarorganisation und sozialer Wandel (dargestellt am Beispiel Schleswig-Holsteins’, in Rüegg und Neuloh, Zur soziologischen Theorie und Analyse des 19. Jahrhunderts (Göttingen, 1971).Google Scholar
  20. Sovani, N. V., The Problem of Fertility Control in India: Cultural Factors and Development of Policy, Approaches to Problems of High Fertility in Agrarian Societies (Papers presented at the 1951 Annual Conference of the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 1952).Google Scholar
  21. Srinivas, M. N., Social Change in Modern India (Berkeley, 1967).Google Scholar
  22. Wurzbacher, G. (Hrsg.), Das Dorf im Spannungsfeld industrieller Entwicklung (Stuttgart, 1954, 1960).Google Scholar
  23. Wurzbacher, G., ‘Bevölkerungsumschichtung und Führungsauslese in der ländlichen Gesellschaft’, in Die neue Gesellschaft, 3. Jg., 3. Heft, 1956.Google Scholar
  24. Wurzbacher, G., ‘Die öffentliche freie Vereinigung als Faktor soziokulturellen, insbesondere emanzipatorischen Wandels im 19. Jahrhundert’, in Rüegg und Neuloh, Zur soziologischen Theorie und Analyse des 19. Jahrhunderts (Göttingen, 1971).Google Scholar
  25. Zollschan, G. K., and Hirsch, W., Introduction to Explorations in Social Change (New York, 1964).Google Scholar
  26. Zollschan, G. K., and Perucci, R., ‘Social Stability and Social Process: An Initial Presentation of Relevant Categories’, in Explorations in Social Change a.a.O.Google Scholar
  27. Zollschan, G. K., and Willer, D., ‘Prolegomenon to a Theory of Revolutions’ in Explorations in Social Change a.a.O.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© South African Institute of International Affairs 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Wurzbacher
  • Siegfried Schönherr
  • Badal Sen Gupta

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations