Anthropology and Development
Challenges for the Twenty-First Century
This book engages with nearly two decades of continuity and change in the development industry. In particular, it argues that while the world of international development has expanded since the 1990s, it has become more rigidly technocratic. The authors insist on a focus upon the core anthropological issues surrounding poverty and inequality, and thus sharply criticise what are perceived as problems in the field.
Anthropology and Development is a completely rewritten edition of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Anthropology, Development and the Post-Modern Challenge (1996). It serves as both an innovative reformulation of the field, as well as a textbook for many undergraduate and graduate courses at leading international universities.
Katy Gardner is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and the author of Global Migrants, Local Lives (Oxford University Press, 1995), Discordant Development (Pluto, 2012) and Anthropology and Development (Pluto, 2015).
David Lewis is Professor of Social Policy and Development in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics. He is the author of Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society (CUP, 2012), co-author of Anthropology and Development (Pluto, 2015) and co-editor of The Aid Effect (Pluto, 2005).
Prelude: Development, Post-Development and More Development?
1. Understanding Development: Theory and Practice into the Twenty-First Century
2. Applying Anthropology
3. The Anthropology of Development
4. Anthropologists in Development: Access, Effects and Control
5. When Good Ideas Turn Bad: The Dominant Discourse Bites Back
Conclusion: Anthropology, Development and Twenty-First Century Challenges
eBook ISBN: 9781783712762
135mm x 215mm