Anthropology and Development

Culture, Morality and Politics in a Globalised World


Author: Emma Crewe,Richard Axelby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107005922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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"In recent decades international development has grown into a world-shaping industry. But how do aid agencies work and what do they achieve? How does aid appear to those who receive it? And why has there been so little improvement in the position of the poor? Viewing aid and development from anthropological perspectives gives illuminating answers to questions such as these. This essential textbook reveals anthropologists' often surprising findings and details ethnographic case studies on the cultures of development. The authors use a fertile literature to examine the socio-political organisation of aid communities, agencies and networks as well as the judgements they make about each other. Exploring the spaces between policy and practice, success and failure, the future and the past, this book provides a rounded understanding of development work that suggests new moral and political possibilities for an increasingly globalised world"--

Anthropology and Development

Understanding Contemporary Social Change


Author: Jean-Pierre Oliver De-Sardan

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136137

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book re-establishes the relevance of mainstream anthropological (and sociological) approaches to development processes and simultaneously recognizes that contemporary development ought to be anthropology‘s principal area of study. Professor de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multidimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions. The Introduction provides a thought-provoking examination of the principal new approaches that have emerged in the discipline during the 1990s. Part I then makes clear the complexity of social change and development, and the ways in which socio-anthropology can measure up to the challenge of this complexity. Part II looks more closely at some of the leading variables involved in the development process, including relations of production; the logics of social action; the nature of knowledge; forms of mediation; and ‘political‘ strategies.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Development

An Annotated Bibliography of World Bank Publications, 1975-1993


Author: Michael M. Cernea,April L. Adams

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821327814

Category: Reference

Page: 301

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Environmentally Sustainable Development Studies and Monograph Series No. 3. A listing of works published by World Bank sociologists and anthropologists, this bibliography serves as a vehicle for exchanging experiences and promoting interdisciplinar

Anthropology and Development in a Globalized India

An Ethnography of Sericulture from the South


Author: Eswarappa Kasi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815764

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

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The book tries to portray sericulture, as a crop enterprise, and which is emerged as one of the foremost view in the theoretical and methodological understanding in the disciplines of Sociology and Social Anthropology in India. Thus, anthropological analysis of sericulture and its emergence in the development literature gives us an idea of the activity leads to further theoretical and critical studies. Anthropological understanding of the sericulture and its development, thus, is explained thoroughly as studied by the scholars of the different disciplines in across the states of India. Sericulture is best suited to a country like India where manpower and land resources are in surplus. It generates direct and indirect employment in various ways. More and more farmers in India have taken up sericulture activity and which was once confined to only five States, has spread to almost all the States of India. Sericulture also creates gainful employment to women and aged people at homes with minimum risk. Thus, the analysis clearly establishes the importance of sericulture over other crops in the generation of fresh employment opportunities in rural areas. Further, as a predominant sector of rural development, stability is the vital need of sericulture enterprise. In the book, an attempt is made to understand the anthropological/sociological view of development. The book is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to scholars and students of Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Rural Development, Gender Studies and Development Studies.

Anthropology and Development in South-East Asia

Theory and Practice


Author: Victor T. King

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 1951

Knowledge of social and cultural life has become increasingly important as development practitioners acknowledge that engineered change is not merely a technical and economic activity.

Anthropology at Home


Author: Anthony Jackson (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780422605601

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Anthropology and Development

Challenges for the Twenty-First Century


Author: Colin Cremin

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745333649

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Western aid is in decline. Non-traditional development actors from the developing countries and elsewhere are in the ascendant. A new set of global economic and political processes are shaping the twenty-first century. Anthropology and Development is a completely rewritten new edition of the best-selling Anthropology, Development and the Post-Modern Challenge (1996). Published to a set of excellent reviews and strong sales, it, along with the new book, serves as both an innovative reformulation of the field, and as a textbook for many undergraduate and graduate courses at leading universities in Europe and North America. For the new book, the authors Katy Gardner and David Lewis engage with nearly two decades of continuity and change in the development industry. In particular, they argue that while the world of international development has expanded since the 1990s, it has become more rigidly technocratic. Anthropology and Development therefore insists on a focus upon the core anthropological issues surrounding poverty and inequality, and thus sharply criticises the contemporary perceived problems in the field.

Anthropology And Development In North Africa And The Middle East


Author: Muneera Salem-Murdock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429713614

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This book documents the function of social science analyses in the identification and evaluation of development programs in the Middle Eastern and North African countries. It demonstrates that anthropology and social sciences have a good deal to contribute to the understanding of domestic economies.