Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development: Knowledge and sentiments in conflict

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This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes.
The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. All the contributors use rigorous anthropological methods of analysis to shed light on the place of feelings of personal sentiment and identity in reactions to planned ...

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Overview

This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions of all of those involved in local development schemes.
The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. All the contributors use rigorous anthropological methods of analysis to shed light on the place of feelings of personal sentiment and identity in reactions to planned development schemes. In a world where direct action and public protest are routine responses to local development schemes, they show how protesters, developers and politicians often hold very different fundamental views about the environment, society, government and development which go beyond partisan economic and political interests.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1 Introduction: anthropological perspectives on local development 1
2 Discourses on development in Malaysia 18
3 Sex for leisure: modernity among female bar workers in Tanzania 36
4 State vs. locality: the new Slovene-Croat state border in the Upper Kolpa valley 55
5 From economism to culturalism: the social and cultural construction of risk in the River Esera (Spain) 75
6 Contested space: planners, tourists, developers and environmentalists in Malta 96
7 The road to ruin: the politics of development in the Balearic Islands 120
8 When opposite worldviews attract: a case of tourism and local development in Southern France 141
Index 160
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