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Anthropology and Development : Challenges for the Twenty-First Century


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Preface Acknowledgements Glossary Acronyms Prelude: Development, Post-Development and ... More Development? 1. Understanding Development: Theory and Practice into the Twenty-First Century 2. Applying Anthropology 3. The Anthropology of Development 4. Anthropologists in Development: Access, Effects and Control 5. When Good Ideas Turn Bad: The Dominant Discourse Bites Back Conclusion: Anthropology, Development and Twenty-First Century Challenges Notes and references Bibliography Index

About the Author

Katy Gardner is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and the author of Global Migrants, Local Lives (Oxford University Press, 1995), Discordant Development (Pluto, 2012) and Anthropology and Development (Pluto, 2015). 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 (CUP, 2012), co-author of Anthropology and Development (Pluto, 2015) and co-editor of The Aid Effect (Pluto, 2005).


'Ameliorates the despair which students of development often feel once they come to understand the complexity, and the vested interests, of the aid industry' -- LSE Magazine
'An authoritative and up to date overview that combines accurate and insightful overviews of the major contributions in the field with their own original and illuminating arguments' -- Professor James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
'Essential reading for all involved with anthropology or development - and essential proof that they should engage their perspectives with each other more deeply and more often' -- Professor Melissa Leach, Anthropologist and Director, Institute of Development Studies
'The already impressive state of arts of the first book has been extended to most of the rapidly expanding literature of the last twenty years. This book is essential for anyone interested by debates concerning the relation between anthropology and development' -- Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Professor of Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Marseilles
'This carefully reworked volume by two of development's most accomplished scholars reinvigorates, like no other treatise in the field, the connection between research, critique, and action in inspired and practical ways' -- Arturo Escobar, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
'A valuable addition to the history and heritage of anthropology of/in development' -- Community Development Journal

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