Development Sociology: Actor Perspectives

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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.
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"Provides the theoretical & methodological foundations for development research & practice from an actor-oriented perspective." - Sociological Abstracts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415235365
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/26/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet 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).

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Table of Contents

Pt. 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
Pt. 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
Pt. 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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