Dimensions of Development: History, Community, and Change in Allpachico, Peru

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University of Toronto Press, 2012 - History - 221 pages
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Dimensions of Development traces the 'development' of Allpachico, a village in the Peruvian central highlands. Susan Vincent examines four aid projects in the area, each following distinct international trends, that took place between 1984 and 2008 within the context of wider state and global political and economic systems.

A unique historical ethnography, Dimensions of Development illustrates how state and NGO projects have drawn Allpachiqueños deeper into capitalism and have brought about challenges to the local political structure, the comunidad campesina. While highlighting the continual reorganization of the local population into new groups, Vincent also reveals why the comunidad remains the group's preferred form of representation.

 

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Contents

Somos libres? Political Structures of Development in History in
29
Definition Context and History
49
Teach a Man to Fish and a Woman to Sew Integrated Rural
72
Gender and the Turn to Individuals as Foci
93
NGOs Infrastructure Projects and Commodification
111
Accounting Accountability
133
Immanent Development in Capitalism
155
Glossary
169
References
189
Index
215
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Susan Vincent is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at St Francis Xavier University.

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