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Anthropology, Development and the Post-Modern Challengeby Katy Gardner
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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.
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.
'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
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?
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