The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism / Edition 1

The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism / Edition 1

by Marc Edelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631228799

ISBN-13: 9780631228790

Pub. Date: 01/24/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Development — is it a powerful vision of a better life for the half of the world’s population who subsist on two dollars a day? Or is it a failed Enlightenment legacy, an oppressive 'master narrative'? Such questions inspire a field newly animated by theories of globalization, modernity, cultural hybridity, and transnationalism. The Anthropology of

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Development — is it a powerful vision of a better life for the half of the world’s population who subsist on two dollars a day? Or is it a failed Enlightenment legacy, an oppressive 'master narrative'? Such questions inspire a field newly animated by theories of globalization, modernity, cultural hybridity, and transnationalism. The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from its classical origins to today’s debates about the 'magic' of the free market.

The volume is framed by an encyclopedic introduction that will prove indispensable to students and experts alike. Subsequent readings range from classics by Weber and Marx and Engels to contemporary works on the politics of development knowledge, consumption, environment, gender, international NGO networks, the International Monetary Fund, campaigns to reform the World Bank, the collapse of socialism, and the limits of “post-developmentalism.” Explicitly designed for teaching, The Anthropology of Development and Globalization fills a crucial gap; no other available text so richly mingles historical, cultural, political, and economic perspectives on development and globalization, and none captures such a wide variety of theoretical approaches and topics as does this exciting collection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631228790
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the anthropology of development and globalization1
1Of the accumulation of capital, or of productive and unproductive labor87
2Manifesto of the Communist Party91
3The evolution of the capitalistic spirit95
4The self-regulating market and the fictitious commodities : labor, land, and money99
5The rise and fall of development theory109
6The history and politics of development knowledge126
7Anthropology and its evil twin : "development" in the constitution of a discipline140
8Globalization, dis-integration, re-organization : the transformations of violence160
9The globalization movement : some points of clarification169
10Globalization after September 11173
11Millennial capitalism and the culture of neoliberalism177
12Agricultural involution revisited194
13Nontraditional commodities and structural adjustment in Africa206
14Market mentalities, iron satellite dishes, and contested cultural developmentalism216
15A theory of virtualism : consumption as negation224
16Seeing culture as a barrier232
17"Men-streaming" gender? : questions for gender and development policy in the twenty-first century240
18Deterritorialization and workplace culture250
19The network inside out262
20Whose woods are these? : counter-mapping forest territories in Kalimantan, Indonesia273
21Misreading Africa's forest history282
22Colonial encounters in postcolonial contexts : patenting indigenous DNA and the human genome diversity project292
23Advocacy research and the World Bank : propositions for discussion306
24Development narratives, or making the best of blueprint development313
25The social organization of the IMF's mission work323
26Imagining a post-development era341
27Beyond development?352
28Village intellectuals and the challenge of poverty360
29Kerala : radical reform as development in an Indian state368
30What was socialism, and why did it fall?373
31"Disappearing the poor?" : a critique of the new wisdoms of social democracy in an age of globalization382

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