The Resource Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

Label
Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change
Title
Anthropology and development
Title remainder
understanding contemporary social change
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The central purpose of this book is to re-establish the relevance of anthropological (and indeed sociological) approaches to development processes and persuading anthropology to recognise that the study of contemporary development ought to be one of its principal concerns. Professor Olivier de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multi-dimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions, combining analysis of social practices and consciousness. It has, in his view, simultaneously to be a political anthropology, a sociology of organizations, an economic anthropology, a sociology of networks, and an anthropology of conceptions and belief systems." "Following its successful publication in French (where it has run through several printings), this important book will provoke much thoughtful debate about appropriate theory and practice within Anthropology, Sociology and Development Studies. It is also particularly appropriate as an advanced text for students in these fields."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.4/096
Index
index present
LC call number
GN397.7.A35
LC item number
O4413 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Contents
1. Introduction : the three approaches in the anthropology of development -- 2. Socio-anthropology of development -- 3. Anthropology, sociology, Africa and development -- 4. A renewal of anthropology? -- 5. Stereotypes, ideologies and conceptions -- 6. Is an anthropology of innovation possible? -- 7. Developmentalist populism and social science populism -- 8. Relations of production and modes of economic action -- 9. Development projects and social logic -- 10. Popular knowledge and scientific and technical knowledge -- 11. Mediations and brokerage -- 12. Arenas and strategic groups -- 13. Conclusion : the dialogue between social scientists and developers
Control code
000024532627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9781842774168
Lccn
2003047931
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.b23638436
System control number
ebl339222

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