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Development Anthropology - Riall Nolan

Development Anthropology

Paperback Published: 4th September 2001
ISBN: 9780813309842
Number Of Pages: 364

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"Development Anthropology" is a detailed examination of how anthropology is used in international development projects. Written from a practitioner's standpoint, and containing numerous examples and case studies, the book aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of what development anthropologists do, how they do it, and what problems they encounter in their work. The first part of the book looks at the evolution of both applied anthropology and international development, and how these have been involved with each other since the 1950s. The second, and main, part of the book focuses on how development projects work, and how anthropology is used in their design, implementation, and evaluation. The final section of the book looks at how both development and anthropology must change in order to be more effective. An appendix outlines what students should do to plan a career in development anthropology.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Anthropology and Development
Anthropology as a Science of Discoveryp. 3
A Different Way of Seeingp. 3
How Anthropologists Workp. 6
Development as a Cross-Cultural Encounterp. 20
Summary of Chapter 1p. 27
The Rise of the Development Industryp. 30
A World Out of Balancep. 30
Development as a Global Projectp. 32
Today's Development Industryp. 36
The Evolution of Development Policy and Practicep. 44
Summary of Chapter 2p. 61
Putting Anthropology to Workp. 65
Anthropology and the Colonial Pastp. 65
Development of an Applied Perspective in U.S. Anthropologyp. 66
Varieties of Anthropological Applicationp. 68
Academic, Applied, and Practicing Anthropologyp. 68
Anthropological Practicep. 69
Development Anthropology Todayp. 71
The Dialectics of Applicationp. 77
Summary of Chapter 3p. 85
Development Projects Examined
The Nature of Development Projectsp. 91
Characteristics of Projectsp. 91
The Structure and Life Cycle of Projectsp. 93
Approaches to Project Planningp. 98
Project Development as an Emergent Problemp. 103
Anthropology and Project Developmentp. 105
Summary of Chapter 4p. 113
Information in Project Developmentp. 115
Project Levelsp. 115
Integrating Project Levelsp. 116
Identifying Project Stakeholdersp. 120
Learning About Stakeholder Communitiesp. 128
Managing Information Gatheringp. 140
Summary of Chapter 5p. 141
Framing Projectsp. 144
Project Purposesp. 144
Project Strategiesp. 149
Project Sustainabilityp. 159
Local Participationp. 160
Predicting Project Impactp. 167
Summary of Chapter 6p. 169
Managing Projectsp. 173
Management Needs in Project Developmentp. 173
Organizational Culturep. 174
Decisionmakingp. 179
Negotiation and Conflict Resolutionp. 186
Technical Assistance and Counterpart Relationshipsp. 193
Summary of Chapter 7p. 198
Assessing Projectsp. 200
The Purposes of Assessmentp. 200
Monitoring and Evaluationp. 203
Context-Based Assessmentp. 204
Learning Project Lessonsp. 210
Development Ethnographyp. 213
Summary of Chapter 8p. 215
The Way Ahead
Reforming the Development Industryp. 223
Development at Century's Endp. 223
A Failure to Learnp. 232
Possibilities for Reformp. 238
Summary of Chapter 9p. 241
Redirecting Anthropologyp. 247
Anthropology and Development: The Difficult Encounterp. 247
Anthropologists and Administrative Culturep. 250
Becoming a Professionp. 253
Changing the Academyp. 254
The Way Aheadp. 260
Summary of Chapter 10p. 262
A New Development Paradigm?p. 264
Where We Arep. 264
Opportunity and Dangerp. 266
A New Development Paradigmp. 268
Changing the Way Our Institutions Thinkp. 273
Summary of Chapter 11p. 281
Becoming a Development Anthropologistp. 285
Glossaryp. 307
Referencesp. 319
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ISBN: 9780813309842
ISBN-10: 0813309840
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 4th September 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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