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Differentiating Development

Differentiating Development

Beyond an Anthropology of Critique

  • Author: Soumhya Venkatesan,Thomas Yarrow
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857453033
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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Over the last two decades, anthropological studies have highlighted the problems of 'development' as a discursive regime, arguing that such initiatives are paradoxically used to consolidate inequality and perpetuate poverty. This volume constitutes a timely intervention in anthropological debates about development, moving beyond the critical stance to focus on development as a mode of engagement that, like anthropology, attempts to understand, represent, and work within a complex world. By setting out to elucidate both the similarities and differences between these epistemological endeavors, the book demonstrates how the ethnographic study of development challenges anthropology to rethink its own assumptions and methods. In particular, contributors focus on the important but often overlooked relationship between acting and understanding, in ways that speak to debates about the role of anthropologists and academics in the wider world. The case studies presented are from a diverse range of geographical and ethnographic contexts, from Melanesia to Africa and Latin America, and ethnographic research is combined with commentary and reflection from the foremost scholars in the field.

Development beyond Politics

Development beyond Politics

Aid, Activism and NGOs in Ghana

  • Author: Thomas Yarrow
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230316778
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 199
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Is 'development' the answer for positive social change or a cynical western strategy for perpetuating inequality? Moving beyond an increasingly entrenched debate about the role of NGOs, this book reveals the practices and social relations through which ideas of development are concretely enacted.

Developmentality

Developmentality

An Ethnography of the World Bank-Uganda Partnership

  • Author: Jon Harald Sande Lie
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782388419
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
  • View: 7189
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Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork within the World Bank and a Ugandan ministry, this book critically examines how the new aid architecture recasts aid relations as a partnership. While intended to alter an asymmetrical relationship by fostering greater recipient participation and ownership, this book demonstrates how donors still seek to retain control through other indirect and informal means. The concept of developmentality shows how the World Bank's ability to steer a client's behavior is disguised by the underlying ideas of partnership, ownership, and participation, which come with other instruments through which the Bank manipulates the aid recipient into aligning with its own policies and practices.

The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City

The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City

  • Author: Setha Low
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317296974
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 534
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The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City provides a comprehensive study of current and future urban issues on a global and local scale. Premised on an ‘engaged’ approach to urban anthropology, the volume adopts a thematic approach that covers a wide range of modern urban issues, with a particular focus on those of high public interest. Topics covered include security, displacement, social justice, privatisation, sustainability, and preservation. Offering valuable insight into how anthropologists investigate, make sense of, and then address a variety of urban issues, each chapter covers key theoretical and methodological concerns alongside rich ethnographic case study material. The volume is an essential reference for students and researchers in urban anthropology, as well as of interest for those in related disciplines, such as urban studies, sociology, and geography.

Americans in Tuscany

Americans in Tuscany

Charity, Compassion, and Belonging

  • Author: Catherine Trundle
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1782383700
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 230
  • View: 1895
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Since the time of the Grand Tour, the Italian region of Tuscany has sustained a highly visible American and Anglo migrant community. Today American women continue to migrate there, many in order to marry Italian men. Confronted with experiences of social exclusion, unfamiliar family relations, and new cultural terrain, many women struggle to build local lives. In the first ethnographic monograph of Americans in Italy, Catherine Trundle argues that charity and philanthropy are the central means by which many American women negotiate a sense of migrant belonging in Italy. This book traces women's daily acts of charity as they gave food to the poor, fundraised among the wealthy, monitored untrustworthy recipients, assessed the needy, and reflected on the emotional work that charity required. In exploring the often-ignored role of charitable action in migrant community formation, Trundle contributes to anthropological theories of gift giving, compassion, and reflexivity.

Arm und reich

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

  • Author: Jared M. Diamond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596149674
  • Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Page: 550
  • View: 2424
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Laudato si

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

  • Author: Franziskus (Papst),
  • Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
  • ISBN: 345180736X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Beyond the Sociology of Development

Beyond the Sociology of Development

Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

  • Author: Ivar Oxaal,Tony Barnett,David Booth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136856935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate study of developing societies should take. Much of the book reflects strongly the influence of Andre Gunder Frank, but the contributors adopt a critical attitude to his ideas, applying them in empirical situations within such African and American countries as Kenya, Guyana, Tanzania and Peru. Others pursue the lines of enquiry opened up by Latin American theories of economic ‘dependency’ and by the new school of French economic anthropology.

Beyond Developmentality

Beyond Developmentality

Constructing Inclusive Freedom and Sustainability

  • Author: Debal Deb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136571272
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 608
  • View: 4522
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History tells us that industrial development with all of its pollution, inequity and exploitation is the inevitable destiny of human societies. Yet is this really the case or are we trapped in a prevailing 'develop-mentality' that demands an endless cycle of inputs, outputs, consumption and waste on a finite planet? And is there another, better way for humans and the biosphere? This incisive, epic work turns the dominant industrial development model and its economics upside down and argues for a new way of thinking about the meaning of development and the complexion of our economy. The book traces the origin and development of the concept of development in the economic context, and suggests a way to achieving post-industrial development with zero industrial growth. The book argues that sustainable development is possible only when concerns for biodiversity and human development are put at the centre of the economy and social policy. It both provides a theoretical foundation to sustainability and presents practical instances of sustainable production systems. Coverage is magisterial and includes history, ecology, economics, anthropology, policy analysis, population theory, sociology, the Marxian critique of capitalism, Orientalism, semiotics and sociology of science. These are interwoven in an accessible but challenging way that enables readers to look at development theory, economics, consumerism and environmentalism from a new vantage point. Distinguishing features includes a critique of development from a natural science perspective, a fresh and thorough account of the concept of sustainability both from a theoretical and empirical perspective and the application of an evolutionary biology metaphor to building a socially responsible alternative to the prevailing developmentality. This is the most sweeping coverage of critical issues in economics, environment, development and sustainability available. It is both an empowering and necessary read for students, academics, professionals and activists from across sustainability, development, economics and environmental studies and beyond, and an invaluable repository of information about the critical issues facing humanity as we continue to develop our over-crowded planet.

Die Ökologie der Anderen

Die Ökologie der Anderen

Die Anthropologie und die Frage der Natur

  • Author: Philippe Descola
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783882210859
  • Category:
  • Page: 131
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Theorie der feinen Leute

Theorie der feinen Leute

eine ökonomische Untersuchung der Institutionen

  • Author: Thorstein Veblen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596176250
  • Category:
  • Page: 381
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?

Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3954552043
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 60
  • View: 8898
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Immanuel Kant verfasste seinen bahnbrechenden Essay 1784 für die »Berlinische Monatsschrift«. Mit dem berühmten ersten Satz »Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbst verschuldeten Unmündigkeit« formulierte Kant dabei die bis heute gültige Definition der Aufklärung, mit der im eigentliche Sinne die Moderne begann. Neben dem Aufsatz enthält der Band die ebenfalls für die Aufklärung zentralen Texte »Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht« und »Was heißt: Sich im Denken orientieren?«

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

  • Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk
  • Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • ISBN: 3847404067
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 205
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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.

Schwarze Haut, weiße Masken

Schwarze Haut, weiße Masken

  • Author: Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783851326765
  • Category:
  • Page: 230
  • View: 4699
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Kritik der reinen Vernunft / Kritik der praktischen Vernunft

Kritik der reinen Vernunft / Kritik der praktischen Vernunft

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783868201864
  • Category:
  • Page: 864
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Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens

Die elementaren Formen des religiösen Lebens

  • Author: Émile Durkheim
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783458720027
  • Category:
  • Page: 694
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Die Gene sind es nicht ...

Die Gene sind es nicht ...

Biologie, Ideologie und menschliche Natur

  • Author: Richard C. Lewontin,Leon J. Kamin,Steven P. R. Rose
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783621270366
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
  • View: 5936
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The Anti-politics Machine in India

The Anti-politics Machine in India

State, Decentralization, and Participatory Watershed Development

  • Author: Vasudha Chhotray
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857287672
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 238
  • View: 5899
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This book assesses the validity of ‘anti-politics’ critiques of development, first popularised by James Ferguson, in the peculiar context of India. It examines the new context provided by decentralization of state functioning where keeping politics out of development (development as the anti-politics machine) can no longer be taken for granted. The case of a highly technocratic state watershed development programme that also seeks to be participatory is used to illustrate the tensions between prescriptive development policy and a growing political democracy.

Comparative Children's Literature

Comparative Children's Literature

  • Author: Emer O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134404859
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.