Developmental Idealism and Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal

William G. Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, and Arland Thornton, P.I.s

The Developmental Idealism, Family and Population Dynamics in Nepal research project is a collaborative endeavor between the University of Michigan and the Population and Ecology Research Laboratory in Nepal.

Project Documentation:

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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