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Third World

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The label third world as it relates to identity highlights issues of national cohesiveness, authority, epistemology, and cultural and social roles. The rank of third is currently designated to and associated with a country's general economic condition and the difficult circumstances that result. These include widespread poverty, susceptibility to disease and natural disasters, and disorganized governance. The etymology of the term third world is found in an article written by Frenchman ...

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