Anthropology of Development|
Fall 2011 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Our purpose in this course will be to examine the idea, institutions, and practices of Third World development through an anthropological lens. We begin by looking at modernization and political economic paradigms of development and reading ethnographies that elaborate on these theoretical frames. We then study critical anthropological analyses of development that approach it as a discourse of power and domination, but also as a discourse of entitlement. We examine, through ethnographies, how development programs and practices work on the ground, how they are received and contested by the people they are targeted at, and what effects, both intended and unintended, they produce. We take up specific topics such as gender, microenterprise, environmentalism, dams, humanitarianism, empowerment, etc.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CGST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
W.W. Rostow, Talcott Parsons, Clifford Geertz, Paul Baran, Andre G. Frank, Cardoso and Faletto, Arturo Escobar, Gustavo Esteva, James Ferguson, Cooper and Packard, Jonathan Crush, Stacey Leigh Pigg, Naila Kabeer, Arundhati Roy, Wolfgang Sachs, Majid Rahnema and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short response papers, midterm exam, and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at first class is required.
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