UNESCO Courier

Articles from January

Anatomy of Inequality; the Economic Crisis Seen from the Third World
Anatomy of inequality The economic crisis seen from the Third World A decline in the growth rate of gross national product (GNP); high unemployment; high inflation, chronically adverse foreign trade balances and, in the case of the countries...
Culture Shock and Criminality
Culture shock and criminality HISTORY offers few better examples of the link between acculturation and criminality than the trial by Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, of Atahualpa, the last sovereign of the Incas. Atahualpa was sentenced to...
From Analysis to Action; New Trends in the Psychological Sciences
From analysis to action New trends in the psychological scinces PSYCHOLOGY, which at one time was a branch of philosophy, has always attempted to assert its independence by establishing a particular goal and a specific method of approach. Its...
George Orwell, a Tory Anarchist,'
George Orwell, a "Tory anarchist' SOMETIMES the anniversary of the birth or death of an author, or of the date of publication of a book, offers an opportunity to pay tribute to universal culture by lighting candles which in many cases shed only a...
In Search of New Economic Structures
In search of new economic structures THE loose combination and ill-determined succession of events and situations which we term general crisis, is, we feel, inexplicable in terms of traditional concepts. In the 1960s the major Western economy and...
Is Crime a Universal Concept?
Is crime a universal concept? WHAT is culture? Is a "cultivated' person more, or less likely, to become a criminal? Although any definition of a word limits, narrows and fossilizes its semantic content, I would be inclined to define culture as the...
Psychology in Black Africa
Psychology in Black Africa ANY attempt to define the current situation of psychology in Black Africa depends on what is meant by psychology--modern (or Western) psychology, or traditional African psychology. While the former enjoys full scientific...