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Human Problems in Technological Change


reviewed by Edmund deS. Brunner 1953

coverTitle: Human Problems in Technological Change
Author(s): Edward H. Spicer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is a noteworthy and timely contribution. It was prepared as a case book for use in classes in anthropology and sociology and in courses dealing with the fundamental problems of technical assistance to underdeveloped countries. It has very important implications for educators. An excellent introductory chapter on the main theme was written by the editor. There follow fifteen case studies in three major parts dealing with specific enterprises in cross-cultural contacts aimed at producing social changes. The closing part is a stimulating discussion of conceptual tools for solving human problems. This is integrated with a two-page bibliography. At the end of each part there are brief, pertinent suggestions for further study. None of these pedagogical aids interfere with the interest of the book for the general reader. The cases are drawn from a wide variety of situations and areas. The Micronesian Islands, Peru, Alaska, the Indians of the southwestern... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 1, 1953, p. 56-56
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4874, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:07:00 AM

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