Anthropology and Development

Anthropology and Development

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qIn recent decades international development has grown into a world-shaping industry. But how do aid agencies work and what do they achieve? How does aid appear to those who receive it? And why has there been so little improvement in the position of the poor? Viewing aid and development from anthropological perspectives gives illuminating answers to questions such as these. This essential textbook reveals anthropologists' often surprising findings and details ethnographic case studies on the cultures of development. The authors use a fertile literature to examine the socio-political organisation of aid communities, agencies and networks as well as the judgements they make about each other. Exploring the spaces between policy and practice, success and failure, the future and the past, this book provides a rounded understanding of development work that suggests new moral and political possibilities for an increasingly globalised worldq--thought that people routinely cut trees to get fuel for domestic consumption and, therefore, deduced that a decrease in domestic ... They continue because a few dedicated a#39;stoviesa#39; have been able to re-present their benefits in health terms.

Title:Anthropology and Development
Author:Emma Crewe, Richard Axelby
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-10-18


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