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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 stu ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Zed Books
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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.