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

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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 available text 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 collection.
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“Anthropology is nothing unless also concerned with contemporary social and political questions. Edelman and Haugerud’s set of readings and wide-ranging, authoritative introduction will be indispensable to scholars and practitioners alike.”
Ralph Grillo, University of Sussex

“Enhanced by the editors’ knowledgeable introduction, which draws attention to anthropology’s silences as well as engagements with classical and contemporary political economy, this comprehensive anthology will be of great value to scholars, students, and practitioners.”
Sara Berry, Johns Hopkins University

“Certainly, it enriches our understanding of development by signalling the interdisciplinary sensibilities of development studies scholarship as well as the complex interplay of political economy, history and culture that shapes development processes.”
Development and Change

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Meet the Author

Marc Edelman is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Angelique Haugerud is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the anthropology of development and globalization 1
1 Of the accumulation of capital, or of productive and unproductive labor 87
2 Manifesto of the Communist Party 91
3 The evolution of the capitalistic spirit 95
4 The self-regulating market and the fictitious commodities : labor, land, and money 99
5 The rise and fall of development theory 109
6 The history and politics of development knowledge 126
7 Anthropology and its evil twin : "development" in the constitution of a discipline 140
8 Globalization, dis-integration, re-organization : the transformations of violence 160
9 The globalization movement : some points of clarification 169
10 Globalization after September 11 173
11 Millennial capitalism and the culture of neoliberalism 177
12 Agricultural involution revisited 194
13 Nontraditional commodities and structural adjustment in Africa 206
14 Market mentalities, iron satellite dishes, and contested cultural developmentalism 216
15 A theory of virtualism : consumption as negation 224
16 Seeing culture as a barrier 232
17 "Men-streaming" gender? : questions for gender and development policy in the twenty-first century 240
18 Deterritorialization and workplace culture 250
19 The network inside out 262
20 Whose woods are these? : counter-mapping forest territories in Kalimantan, Indonesia 273
21 Misreading Africa's forest history 282
22 Colonial encounters in postcolonial contexts : patenting indigenous DNA and the human genome diversity project 292
23 Advocacy research and the World Bank : propositions for discussion 306
24 Development narratives, or making the best of blueprint development 313
25 The social organization of the IMF's mission work 323
26 Imagining a post-development era 341
27 Beyond development? 352
28 Village intellectuals and the challenge of poverty 360
29 Kerala : radical reform as development in an Indian state 368
30 What 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 globalization 382
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