Acting on Faith

Acting on Faith : Religious Development Organizations in Northwestern Argentina

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111108
  • 9780739111109

About Laurie A. Occhipinti

Laurie A. Occhipinti is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Earth Science at Clarion University.show more

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 Conclusionshow more

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