Anthropology and Development

Anthropology and Development

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 132 x 210 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0745307477
  • 9780745307473
  • 883,213

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The work of development and anthropology in many ways share the same setting, yet their relationship has always been uneasy; their practitioners often separated by vast expanses of mutually incompatible premises, methods and objectives.show more

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"An excellent book to use as a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching ... [It] can help to ameliorate the despair which students of development often feel." ---LSE Magazine"An excellent teaching manual ... It is definitely a book to read." ---L'Homme"I very much enjoyed reading this book. It is clear and well-written and guides the reader easily through some quite complex arguments." ---Social Development Newsletter"A must for anybody interested in human development." ---Journal of Social Sciences (India) A well-crafted, sensitive, reflective and constructive book. It is highly recommended.' --Development Policy Review ' A comprehensive overview of the history of development and anthropology's relationship to it, including a discussion of applied anthropology - a branch often ignored by anthropologists working within academe.' --Journal of Peace Researchshow more

About Katy Gardner

Katy Gardner is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and is the author of several books including Global Migrants, Local Lives: Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh (1995) and Discordant Development (Pluto, 2012). David Lewis is Professor of Social Policy and Development in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics. He is the author of Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society (2012) and co-editor of The Aid Effect (Pluto, 2005).show more

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 Indexshow more

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