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Pakistan - Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation

By Mohammad Qadeer

Routledge – 2009 – 322 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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Description

This is the first English-language survey of Pakistan’s socio-economic evolution. Mohammad Qadeer gives an essential overview of social and cultural transformation in Pakistan since independence, which is crucial to understanding Pakistan’s likely future direction.

Pakistan examines how tradition and family life continue to contribute long term stability, and explores the areas where very rapid changes are taking place: large population increase, urbanization, economic development, and the nature of civil society and the state. It offers an insightful view into Pakistan, exploring the wide range of ethnic groups, the countryside, religion and community, and popular culture and national identity. It concludes by discussing the likely future social development in Pakistan, captivating students and academics interested in Pakistan and multiculturalism.

Qadeer’s impressive work is a comprehensive examination of social and cultural forces in Pakistani society, and is an important resource for anyone wanting to understand contemporary Pakistan.

Contents

1. Evolution of Pakistani Society 2. Patterns of Social Change 3. Landscape of Independence 4. Nation and Ethnicity 5. Urban Transformation 6. The Countryside 7. Family, Religion and Community 8. Popular Culture and Pakistani Mind 9. State, Society and Individual 10. Whither Pakistan; Social Development of a Postcolonial Society

Name: Pakistan - Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Mohammad Qadeer. This is the first English-language survey of Pakistan’s socio-economic evolution. Mohammad Qadeer gives an essential overview of social and cultural transformation in Pakistan since independence, which is crucial to understanding...
Categories: Multiculturalism, Urban Development, Regional Development, Pakistan (studies of), South Asian Politics