Anthropology, Development and Modernities: Exploring discourses, counter tendencies and violence

N. Long, A. Arce

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    Abstract

    This collection uses anthropological perspectives to explore the diverse interpretations of modernity and development in today's world. For some, modernity and development has brought prosperity, optimism and opportunity, but for others it has brought poverty and a falling quality of life. This book provides a crucial review of the varied interpretations of development and modernity, supported by rigorous case studies from Guatemala, Sri Lanka, West Africa and contemporary Europe. Together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate the crucial importance of looking to ethnography for guidance in shaping development politics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon [etc.]
    PublisherRoutledge
    Number of pages232
    ISBN (Print)9780415204996
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • anthropology
    • ethnography
    • rural development
    • economic development
    • social change
    • aggression
    • social policy
    • economic policy
    • developing countries

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