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Whose Development?: An Ethnography of Aid

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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 stu ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Zed Books
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Mark Kaech
Sep 29, 2009 Mark Kaech rated it really liked it
A great study of the anthropology of development (the roles cultural understanding (and misunderstanding) plays in successful development program designs. Some really amazing case studies, but also depressing that so many problems and failures have occurred.
David
Sep 01, 2008 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
A good overview of some of the problems with international aid programs planned and carried out by "Global North" countries without regard for the on-the-ground realities in the countries these initiatives aim to help.
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