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Unformatted text preview: 10/22 Inequality on a World Scale II: Development and Underdevelopment I. Explaining Underdevelopment: Why are the Poor Countries Poor? a. Modernization Theory i. Theory and Practice b. Dependency Theory i. Theory and Practice Transforming an average family in the U.S. into an average family in the underdeveloped world today: In the home: Our home will be noticeably more sparsely appointed (i.e., out with much of the beds, chairs, tables, televisions, telephones, stereos, lamps, clothes in the closet). In the kitchen : Out go nearly all the appliances (including refrigerator) Elsewhere in the home: We are still today unlikely to have electricity (and if we do, it is unlikely to be reliable) and unlikely to have hot and cold running water; also the size of our home will have to be dramatically reduced in size. Communications: Out goes the PC with internet connection, the newspaper and magazine subscription, etc. but all this may not be such a tragedy, because we have a decent chance of subscription, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course AS 100 taught by Professor Art during the Fall '08 term at Indiana.
- Fall '08