Whose development?: an ethnography of aid
This book is an ethnography of development in practice. It builds on recent work in the anthropology of development in its examination of the evolution and persistence of a number of key ideas about gender, technology and race. It explores how these are rooted in both material practices and ideologies, notably the Enlightenment and colonialism, but goes beyond previous studies which have tended to focus mainly on the apparently monolithic power of the developers. The authors argue for a more nuanced account of power through analysis of the relationship between individual agency and structural constraint. Their fascinating study shows how a simple dichotomy between "us," the developers, and "them," the victims of development, misconstrues the nature of the proccesses involved.
23 pages matching discourse in this book
Results 1-3 of 23
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Intellectual Heritage of Development
The Gender Agenda
7 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
activities Africa ALCOM analysis anthropologists apparently aquaculture argued associated assumed assumptions behaviour beneficiaries Chapter Chibote communities context cooking countries culture development agencies development intervention development organizations development projects DFID discourse donors economic Emma Crewe empowerment example expatriate expertise experts extensionists failure farmers farming fish fish-farming fish-ponds fish-scout Fisheries focus fuel funds gender relations Harare household ideas identity ideologies important income individuals inequalities influenced interests Intermediate Technology international development involved Kenya knowledge kwacha labour Luapula Luapula Province maize male material ment modern Monga motivation NGOs nshima participation participatory rural appraisal particular partners partnership people's political ponds potential potters power relations practice priorities problems production project staff recipients relationship role rural SADC Sarvodaya seen social scientists Sri Lanka stove programmes strategy structures technical tend traditional village women women's groups World World Bank Zambia
All Book Search results »