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Development Sociology: Actor Perspectives / Edition 1

Development Sociology: Actor Perspectives / Edition 1

by Norman Long
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This work covers a variety of key development issues such as commoditisation, small scale enterprise and social capital, knowledge interfaces, networks and power, globalisation and localisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415235365
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/26/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Norman Long works in the Rural Development Sociology Group at Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. He is the author of An Introduction to the Sociology of Rural Development (Routledge, 1977) and co-editor of Anthropology, Development & Modernities (Routledge, 1999).

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical and methodological issues
1. An actor-oriented sociology of development
2. Demythologising planned intervention
3. Building a conceptual and interpretative framework
4. Encounters at the interface: social and cultural discontinuities in development and change
Part II: Commoditisation, social values and small-scale enterprise
5. Commoditization and issues of social value
6. Webs of commitment and debt: the significance of money and social currencies in commodity networks
7. Networks, social capital and multiple family enterprise: local to global
Part III: Knowledge interfaces, power and globalisation
8. Knowledge, networks and power
9. The dynamics of knowledge interfaces between bureaucrats and peasants
10. Globalization and localization: recontextualising social change

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