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Through detailed case studies and the issues raised by them, Gardner and Lewis outline key social issues and problems of development, and conclude that anthropological perspectives can contribute positively to development policy and practice.

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This text brings together the histories, opinions and debates between development and anthropology. Providing case studies, it aims to provide readers with the basics of development studies and looks at what knowledge of development might mean for anthropologists.

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'A well-crafted, sensitive, reflective and constructive book. It is highly recommended.' --Development Policy Review

About the Author

Katy Gardner is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex and is the author of several books including Global Migrants, Local Lives (1995) and Songs at the Rivers Edge (Pluto Press, 1997). David Lewis is Lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is author of several books including Trading the Silver Seed (1996) and International Perspectives on Voluntary Action (1999).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Development jargon defined

Anthropological jargon defined

1: Anthropology, Development, and the Crisis of Modernity

2: Applying Anthropology : An Historical Background

3: The Anthropology of Development

4: Subverting the Discourse : Knowledge and Practice

5: New Directions : Practice and Change

6: Anthropologists in Development

7: Beyond Development?

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745307473
With:
Lewis, David
Publisher:
Pluto Press
With:
Lewis, David
Author:
Gardner, Katy
Author:
Lewis, David L.
Author:
Lewis, David
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society
Publication Date:
19960520
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

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