For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Changing Attitudes toward Work and Marriage: Turkey in Transition"

by Culpan, Oya; Marzotto, Toni (1982)


The concept of modernization assumes numerous dichotomies between traditional and modern societies, which have been analyzed by social scientists since the nineteenth century. Although theorists differ on the number of stages in modernization and on the factors that determine" modern" society, they generally agree about the process of societal transformation as well as about the core structure of a modern society. The major elements in a modern society have been identified as the culture, personality, social structure, and …

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Modernisation, Marriage, Gendered Labour


Social Reproduction, Non-Western Societies

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