Country-Town Nexus (Studies in Social Transformation in Contemporary India)

By: K.L. Sharma & Dipankar Gupta (Eds.)

Price: $8.50

Quantity: 500 available

Book Condition: New


The essays in this volume, whether conceptual or empirical, or a blend of both, all reinforce the claim that the term “country-town nexus” makes a sociological category. It is unimportant to emphasize the advantages of employing the category “country-town nexus” as opposed to “modernization” or “rural-urban interaction”. Firstly, the “country-town nexus” forces one to visualise the town and country as mutually implicated. Secondly, the “nexus” also sensitises the scholar to the fact that the interaction between the town and country is fraught with contradictions and that is why it influences different social classes differently. Thus there is a very self-conscious move away from the “modernization” scheme which is partial to the so-called benevolent effects of modernization and tends to ignore the elements of tension and social conflict that come with it. Finally, “the country-town nexus” aspires to supersede the perspectives hitherto provided by the conventional frame-works of “modernization” and of “rural-urban interaction”. Printed Pages: 276.

Title: Country-Town Nexus (Studies in Social Transformation in Contemporary India)

Author Name: K.L. Sharma & Dipankar Gupta (Eds.)

Categories: India, Development,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1992

ISBN: 8170330998

ISBN 13: 9788170330998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 702038

Keywords: Country-Town Nexus (Studies in Social Transformation in Contemporary India) K.L. Sharma & Dipankar Gupta (Eds.)