The Vicos Project was a major effort to apply anthropology to community development in a rural community of Andean Peru in the 1950s. Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru is a retrospective examination of the Vicos research and development project through a poststructuralist lens. William Stein details the work of North American researchers, with emphasis on factors that limited their capacity to engage in development. Stein endeavors to apply the work of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, as an aid in the interpretation of events and reactions of both North American and Peruvian researchers.
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About the Author
William W. Stein is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Texas Tech University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 A Note on Ancash Quechua Chapter 3 Modernity Project at Vicos Chapter 4 Sarah Levy's Profession/Sarah Levy's Confession Chapter 5 No Alibi for Endless Alibi: Sarah Levy's Fable Chapter 6 Food and Fetish: The Potato Experiments Chapter 7 The Case of the Missing Hacienda Worker: Dismemberment Chapter 8 Making a Différance: Medical Intervention at Vicos Chapter 9 Deconstruction and the Vicos Project Chapter 10 References Cited Chapter 11 Index