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By David R. Olson, Michael Cole

ISBN-10: 0805854029

ISBN-13: 9780805854022

Encouraged by means of the seminal paintings of Jack Goody, a ancient anthropologist focusing on the research of social constitution and alter, expertise, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society gathers assorted views of 20 distinct historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to handle the position of applied sciences in social balance and alter in conventional and smooth societies. during this interdisciplinary textual content, students research the ways that neighborhood languages and cultural traditions, modes of construction and verbal exchange, styles of neighborhood wisdom and authority have an effect on how humans and cultures withstand or accommodate calls for for such change.

With paintings from acclaimed members, this pioneering quantity is the 1st research of the effect of Jack Goody. It presents an intensive examine the family among societies of other practices, customs, and values, selecting the mechanisms in the back of sociocultural balance and change.

Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society is meant for graduate scholars and lecturers in historical past, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and schooling, in addition to lecturers and all others attracted to pursuing the instructions and implications of the paintings and impact of Jack Goody.

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A t the same time the rivalry betw een America and Russia led to the nuclear nightmare o f the C old W ar interspersed with notso'little hot wars in Korea, Vietnam , and almost in Cuba. T h e V ietnam W ar broke up the international currency system, forcing the U nited States off the gold standard and ushering in wild exchange rate fluc­ tuations that triggered the invention o f m oney futures and with them the global m oney markets we know today. T h e OPEC oil price rise deflated the W estern econom ies and set in train a spiral o f Third W orld debt.

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