Economic Development

Economic Development

by Jeffrey H. Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759102120

ISBN-13: 9780759102125

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: AltaMira Press

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

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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:
9780759102125
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series, #19
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Development in Practice and Theory: A Positive Role for Anthropology
1Involution and Modernization: The Case of Clifford Geertz3
2The Evolution of Market Niches among Oaxacan Wood-Carvers23
3Tourists as a Common-Pool Resource: A Study of Dive Shops on Utila, Honduras51
4The Interstices of Urban Development: An Economic Anthropological Approach to Development in a Midwestern U.S. Community69
5Barriers to the Diffusion of Agricultural Knowledge: A Balinese Case Study87
6The Common Sense of Development and the Struggle for Participatory Development in Sri Lanka107
7Culturally Sustainable Development123
8An Analysis of Risk Perceptions: Understanding Beneficiaries' Concerns in Sustainable Development Activities137
9The Women Left Behind: Potential Effects of Male Migrants' Return on Women's Fertility and Health in Bangladesh161
10Gifts, Bribes, and Development in Post-Soviet Kazakstan183
11Globalization, Privatization, and Public Space in the Provincial Philippines209
12Looking into the Future: Anthropology and Financial Markets241
13Emerging Markets, Globalization, and the Small Investor: The Case of Venezuela265
Index291
About the Contributors295

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