Village Solidarity among Turkish Peasants Undergoing Urbanization

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Science  30 Sep 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3431, pp. 891-892
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3431.891


A group of Anatolian peasants under study are making a smooth adjustment to urban life. This is attributed to a feeling of village solidarity, which is even maintained in the greater Istanbul area. It is questionable whether this phenomenon in underdeveloped countries is detrimental to socioeconomic development, as is generally believed to be the case.