Development of Religion/The Religion of Development

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Development is a key concept for thinking about the global relations between nations, but what exactly does it entail and how do its practices emerge? The Development of Religion/The Religion of Development investigates the religious and political factors that inspire the creation and implementation of development programs.

Eminent scholars from around the world consider whether development programs are in part driven by a secular, quasi-religious view on how nations and peoples...

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Overview

Development is a key concept for thinking about the global relations between nations, but what exactly does it entail and how do its practices emerge? The Development of Religion/The Religion of Development investigates the religious and political factors that inspire the creation and implementation of development programs.

Eminent scholars from around the world consider whether development programs are in part driven by a secular, quasi-religious view on how nations and peoples should evolve, and they critically analyze the methods used in development practices. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, this volume offers a fascinating study on how development agencies balance religion and spirituality with their missions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789059720381
  • Publisher: Eburon Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/15/2005
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Oscar Salemink is a lecturer of social and cultural anthropology and Anton van Harskamp is a research fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Ananta Kumar Giri teaches at the Madra Institute of Development Studies in Chennai, India and is visiting associate professor at the Research Center on Development and International Relations at Aalborg University in Denmark.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Does the end of development revitalise history? 9
In search of a new paradigm : development interventionism from a human dignity perspective 19
The perils of exponential growth : how interest rates and indebtedness can lead to financial instability 29
Development aid : a new crisis? 41
The 'hope-generating machine' and the positionality of the anthropologist 51
Continuity and change in evaluation practice : from intentions to results 59
Evaluating the fundamentalism of evaluation 67
Social analysis as product development : anthropologists at work in the World Bank 77
A moral critique of fieldwork 89
Religion and development 101
Self-development, inclusion of the other and planetary realisations 109
Development cooperation as quasi-religious conversion 121
Converting pastoralists : reflections on missionary work and development in southern Ethiopia 133
'Samen op weg?' - travelling together? : religious reform and female empowerment in northern Orissa 143
Religious conversions in central Java : struggling for space in two local communities 153
The easter 'Pajatan' celebration : identity differences and efforts to restore harmony 163
Values and norms : an attempt to simplify the debate 171
Mass graves, stagnating identification, and war violence in rural Bosnia-Herzegovina 179
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