Acting on Faith : Religious Development Organizations in Northwestern Argentina
Acting on Faith deftly examines the role of religious discourse in processes of economic development by exploring a case study based on twelve months of intensive qualitative research examining the role of small, Catholic non-government organizations (NGOs) in indigenous communities in northwest Argentina. The difficulty facing the communities and their associated NGOs is how to create conditions that ameliorate poverty, without undermining cultural values.
- Hardback | 242 pages
- 157.5 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
- 30 Nov 2005
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Iruya and OCLADE Chapter 3 Los Blancos and Fundapaz Chapter 4 Development Discourse Chapter 5 Religious Idioms of Development Chapter 6 Land and Its Uses Chapter 7 Claiming Property in Two Communities Chapter 8 Conclusion
About Laurie A. Occhipinti
Laurie A. Occhipinti is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Earth Science at Clarion University.