Alternative Discourses On Modernization And Development: East Asian Perspectives by Kim Kyong-dongAlternative Discourses On Modernization And Development: East Asian Perspectives by Kim Kyong-dong

Alternative Discourses On Modernization And Development: East Asian Perspectives

byKim Kyong-dong

Paperback | July 29, 2018

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This cutting edge work offers an alternative perspective on existing paradigms of modernization and development that originated in the West from the vantage point of non-western, late-modernizing societies. It considers how East Asian philosophical ideas enrich the reformulation of the concept of development or societal development, and how influential principles of traditional culture such asyin-yangdialectic interact with modern ideas and technology. It addresses the significance of alternative discourses as culturally independent scholarship, and the problems of pervasive mechanisms of social, political, economic, and cultural dependence in the global academic world. 

Dr Kim Kyong-Dong is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea. The preeminent sociologist in Korea, he has devoted his career to analyzing and comparing "east" and "west" issues from a cultural perspective. After gaining his PhD at Cornell University in the US, Professor Kim was a visiting scholar in the ...
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Title:Alternative Discourses On Modernization And Development: East Asian PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:271 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 29, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811098808

ISBN - 13:9789811098802

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Table of Contents

Prolegomena: Alternative Discourses in Social Science as "Culturally Independent" Scholarship.- TheYin-YangDialectic and Principles of Social Change: Culturally Independent Alternative Sociological Ideas.- Selective Modernization and Alternative Modernities: In Search of an Alternative Theory.- From The "Culture of Development" Toward "Cultured" Development: An Alternative Theoretical Approach.- Postscript.