Black Carib Household Structure: A Study of Migration and Modernization

Black Carib Household Structure: A Study of Migration and Modernization

Black Carib Household Structure: A Study of Migration and Modernization

Black Carib Household Structure: A Study of Migration and Modernization

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This monograph is the direct descendant of my doctoral dissertation, started in September, 1957, and completed in July, 1958 (Solien 1959a). Since that time there has been a continuous and apparently increasing scientific interest in the effects of modernization and industrialization upon traditional societies. This is, I suppose, a natural outgrowth of the times. The industrial system seems impelled by its very nature to expand ever outward, gradually drawing within its orbit those societies which even today, at first glance, may appear to be relatively untouched by the age of machines and fossil fuels. Indeed, it is still possible to find many villages and even regions across the face of the earth where the factory system is unknown, and where the labor of producing food and the other necessities for daily life takes place according to time-honored techniques with tools and simple machines powered by humans or domesticated animals. But to an increasing extent the . . .

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