Economic Development: An Anthropological Approach


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Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development. Chapters cover the key topics of market systems, agricultural knowledge, modernization, population growth, participatory development, conservation strategies, culturally sustainable development, globalization and privatization, tourism, urban development, and financial markets. The cross-cultural focus of the volume provides original data on development processes in many countries, including the Philippines, Bali, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, Kazakstan, and the United States. The book will be a welcome source of comparative research for anthropologists, development specialists, agricultural researchers, environmentalists, and geographers. Published in cooperation with the Society for Economic Anthropology. Visit their web page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759102118
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 04/23/2002
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series , #19
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey H. Cohen is Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University who researches the social impact of transnational migration and remittances investment in rural communities. His most recent publication is Cooperation and Community: Economy and Society in Oaxaca (1999). Norbert Dannhaeuser is Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University and specializes in development issues of complex societies. He is the author of Contemporary Trade Strategies in the Philippines: A Study in Marketing Anthropology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Development in Practice and Theory, a Positive Role for Anthropology Part 2 Part I: Development and Theory in Anthropology Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Involution and Modernization: The Case of Clifford Geertz Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Evolution of Market Niches among Oaxacan Wood Carvers Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Tourists as a Common-Pool Resource: A Study of Dive Shops on Utila, Honduras Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The Interstices of Urban Development: An Economic Anthropological Approach to Development in a Midwestern U.S. Community Part 7 Part II: Development in Practice Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Barriers to the Diffusion of Agricultural Knowledge: A Balinese Case Study Chapter 9 Chapter 6: The Common Sense of Development and the Struggle for Participatory Development in Sri Lanka Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Culturally Sustainable Development Chapter 11 Chapter 8: An Analysis of Risk Perceptions: Understanding Beneficiaries' Concerns in Sustainable Development Activities Chapter 12 Chapter 9: The Women Left Behind: Potential Effects of Male Migrants' Return on Women's Fertility and Health in Bangladesh Part 13 Part III: Locating Development and New Avenues for Research Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Gifts, Bribes and Development in Post-Soviet Kazakstan Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Globalization, Privatization, and Public Space in the Provincial Philippines Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Looking into the Future: Anthropology and Financial Markets Chapter 17 Chapter 13: Emerging Markets, Globalization and the Small Investor: The Case of Venezuela

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