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POLITICS, PERSONALITY, AND NATION BUILDING: BURMA'S SEARCH FOR IDENTITY
POLITICS PERSONALITY AND NATION BUILDING BURMA'S SEARCH FOR IDENTITY Author:Lucian W. Pye This is the May 1966 fourth printing of the book originally published in 1962. Y-100 in the series of YUP paperbound books. — From the back cover: "This study of the search for personal and political identity in Burma brings to light some of the great difficulties which confront a transitional society in creating a modern state system. Mr. Pye ex... more »amines Burma's political culture, exploring both the historical evolution of the society and the psychological reactions to change. He deals with problems such as the inhibitions thwarting modernization, the tendency toward ideological agitation, and the roles of colonialism and nationalism in the complex process of transformation. This is the first book dealing with a new non-Western country which combines the theories and methods of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and political science to analyze the process of nation building."
Per Lionel Landry who reviewed the book for The Saturday Review, this book is "a brilliant essay on developmental politics."
Per the review in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, this book is "a landmark in the analysis of modern Burma...".
A Study from the Center for International Studies, MIT.
Includes a Foreward by Max F. Millikan, a Table of Contents, a Preface by the author, and an Index.
Also includes a list of Yale University Press paperbound books as of 1966.« less