ATTITUDE TOWARDS MODERNIZATION-A STUDY OF RURAL AND URBAN COLLEGE GIRLS IN DISTRICT SRINAGAR

Mr. Reyaz Ahmad Shameem

Abstract


Modernization theory is used to explain the process of modernization within societies. Modernization refers to a model of a progressive transition from a 'pre-modern' or 'traditional' to a 'modern' society. Historians link modernization to the processes of urbanization and industrialization and the spread of education. As Kendall (2007) notes, "Urbanization accompanied modernization and the rapid process of industrialization." In sociological critical theory, modernization is linked to an overarching process of rationalization. When modernization increases within a society, the individual becomes increasingly important, eventually replacing the family or community as the fundamental unit of society. The present study shall be an attempt to investigate and compare the attitude of rural and urban college girls towards modernization in district Srinagar.

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