Anthropology and Development : Understanding Contemporary Social Change Paperback
This book re-establishes the relevance of mainstream anthropological (and sociological) approaches to development processes and simultaneously recognizes that contemporary development ought to be anthropology`s principal area of study.
Professor de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multidimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions. The Introduction provides a thought-provoking examination of the principal new approaches that have emerged in the discipline during the 1990s.
Part I then makes clear the complexity of social change and development, and the ways in which socio-anthropology can measure up to the challenge of this complexity.
Part II looks more closely at some of the leading variables involved in the development process, including relations of production; the logics of social action; the nature of knowledge; forms of mediation; and `political` strategies.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/01/2005
- Category: Development studies
- ISBN: 9781842774175