Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745333649 Published April 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333656 Published June 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Anthropology and Development

Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Katy Gardner and David Lewis

Anthropology and Development

Katy Gardner and David Lewis

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745333649 Published April 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333656 Published June 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Western aid is in decline. New forms of aid, from within the developing countries themselves and elsewhere, are in the ascent, and a new set of global economic and political processes are shaping development in the twenty-first century. Katy Gardner and David Lewis have completely rewritten and updated their earlier, influential work, bringing it up to the present day. They engage with nearly two decades of continuity and change in the development industry, arguing in particular that while international development has expanded since the 1990s, it has become more rigidly technocratic. Anthropology & Development will serve as a reformulation of the field and as an excellent textbook for both graduate and undergraduates alike.
Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Acronyms
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
Notes and references
Bibliography
Index

Review Quotes
LSE Magazine
“Ameliorates the despair which students of development often feel once they come to understand the complexity, and the vested interests, of the aid industry.”
Allegra Laboratory Reviews
"Anthropology and Developmentconcludes with a punctilious and succinct assertion of what the authors strive to maintain throughout the book: anthropology of development, like other socially engaged disciplines, has built on its past and surrounding dynamics to become self-reflexive. There is no doubt that [this book] is a staple for anyone interested in the subject."
Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies
“In our transforming, turbulent, multi-polar era, ‘development’ has definitively expanded beyond the discourses and practices of an aid industry to encompass far wider capitalist processes—as well as struggles against them. In this welcome new version of their acclaimed earlier book, Gardner and Lewis carve anthropology’s place in this brave new development world—charting and navigating change, questioning its social basis and morality, posing essential questions about who gains, who loses and why, and empowering alternatives. Essential reading for all involved with anthropology or development—and essential proof that they should engage their perspectives with each other more deeply and more often.”
Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Marseilles
“This new edition of a classical book on anthropology of development and anthropology in development combines the quality of the original with fresh and up-to-date analysis. The already impressive state of arts of the first book has been extended to most of the rapidly expanding literature of the last twenty years. This book is essential for anyone interested by debates concerning the relation between anthropology and development.”
Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“As the ‘post-modern challenge’ to development and social theory came and went, what happened to its insights and perhaps even its excesses? One thing is certain: Development continues to be a powerful cultural imaginary and set of practices, a space of power. By subjecting the ‘really existing worlds of development’ to an acutely perceptive anthropological lens, this carefully reworked volume by two of development’s most accomplished scholars re-invigorates, like no other treatise in the field, the connection between research, critique, and action in inspired and practical ways. Their deeply constructive approach to development results in a compelling Anthropology of Engagement that unveils the tactics of power while at the same time illuminating paths towards less unequal and more livable worlds.”
James Ferguson, Stanford University
“An authoritative and up to date overview that combines accurate and insightful overviews of the major contributions in the field with their own original and illuminating arguments.”
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