Developmental Idealism in China

Wang Guangzhou, P.I.

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan has collaborated with the Population Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Science to conduct a survey concerning developmental idealism in Gansu Province, China. Dr. Wang Guangzhou of the Population Institute at the Chinese Academy of Social Science is the primary Chinese collaborator responsible for the fieldwork of the survey. The survey was conducted in Fall 2007.

Project Documentation:

Recent Pub

Allendor & Thornton. "Caste and Choice: The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marriage Behavior." American Journal of Sociology.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius & Swindle. Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of World Development Programs. Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Serap Kavas. 'Wardrobe Modernity': Western Attire as a Tool of Modernization in Turkey. Middle Eastern Studies.

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan