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

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The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market.

  • Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by theories of globalization and transnationalism
  • Framed by an encyclopedic introduction that will prove indispensable to students and experts alike
  • Includes readings ranging from Weber and Marx and Engels to contemporary works on the politics of development knowledge, consumption, environment, gender, international NGO networks, the IMF, campaigns to reform the World Bank, the collapse of socialism, and the limits of “post-developmentalism”
  • Fills a crucial gap in the literature by mingling historical, cultural, political, and economic perspectives on development and globalization
  • Present a wide range of theoretical approaches and topics
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Editorial Reviews

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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: Marc Edelman and Angelique Haugerud.

Part I: Classical Foundations:.


1. Of the Accumulation of Capital, or Of Productive and Unproductive Labor: Adam Smith.

2. Manifesto of the Communist Party:Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

3. The Evolution of the Capitalistic Spirit:Max Weber.

4. The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities: Labor, Land, and Money: Karl Polyani.

Part II: What is “Development”? Twentieth-Century Debates:.


5. The Rise and Fall of Development Theory: Colin Leys.

6. The History and Politics of Development Knowledge: Frederick Cooper and Randall Packard.

7. Anthropology and Its Evil Twin: “Development” in the Constitution of a Discipline: James Ferguson.

Part III: From Development to Globalization:.


8. Globalization, Dis-integration, Re-organization: The Transformations of Violence: Jonathan Friedman.

9. The Globalization Movement: Some Points of Clarification: David Graeber.

10. Globalization After September 11: Saskia Sassen.

11. Millennial Capitalismand the Culture of Neoliberalism: Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff.

Part IV: Consumption, Markets, Culture:.


12. Agricultural Involution Revisited:Clifford Geertz.

13. Nontraditional Commodities and Structural Adjustment in Africa: Peter D. Little and Catherine S. Dolan.

14. Market Mentalities, Iron Satellite Dishes, and Contested Cultural Developmentalism: Louisa Schein.

15. A Theory of Virtualism: Consumption as Negation: Daniel Miller.

16. Is Culture a Barrier to Change?: Emma Crewe and Elizabeth Harrison.

Part V: Gender, Work, and Networks:.


17. “Men-streaming” Gender? Question for Gender and Development Policy in the Twenty-first Century: Sylvia Chant and Matthew Gutmann.

18. Deterritorialziation and Workplace Culture: Jane Collins.

19. The Network Inside Out:Annelise Riles.

Part VI: Nature, Environment, and Biotechnology:.


20. Whose Woods Are These? Counter-Mapping Forest Territories in Kalimantan, Indonesia: Nancy Lee Peluso.

21. Misreading the African Landscape:Melissa Leach and James Fairhead.

22. Colonial Encounters in Postcolonial Contexts: Patenting Indigenous DNA and the Human Genome Diversity Project:Hilary Cunningham.

Part VII: Inside Development Institutions:.

23. Advocacy Research and the World Bank: Propositions for Discussion: Jonathan Fox.

24. Development Narratives, Or Making the Best of Blueprint Development:.

Emery Roe.

25. The Social Organization of the IMF’s Mission Work:.

Richard Harper.

Part VIII: Development Alternatives, Alternatives to Development?:.


26. Imagining a Post-Development Era: Arturo Escobar.

27. Beyond Development?:Katy Gardner and David Lewis.

28. Village Intellectuals and the Challenge of Poverty: Elizabeth Isichei.

29. Kerala: Radical Reform as Development in an Indian State: Barbara Chasin and Richard Franke.

30. What Was Socialism, and Why Did It Fall?:Katherine Verdery.

31. Disappearing the Poor?: John Gledhil.


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