Anthropology of Development|
Spring 2013 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Our purpose in this course will be to examine the ideas, 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)(CIR)(FGSS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
W. W. Rostow, Andre G. Frank, Clifford Geertz, Stuart Hall, Naila Kabeer, James Ferguson, Chandra Mohanty, Arturo Escobar, Ivan Illich, Christine Walley, Ajantha Subramaniam, Arundhati Roy, Akhil Gupta and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm and several papers.
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