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Making Progress? A study of approaches to culture in development

Andersson, Jennie LU (2012) SANK01 20112
Social Anthropology
Abstract
This thesis merges the two interests of the author in culture and international development by asking the question of how culture, in various definitions, has been approached in the recent discussions on the role of culture in development. A thoroughgoing question is also what role anthropologists play in these debates, whether or not they have an actual influence on matters of “culture” in international development. The thesis makes use of the anthropology of globalization as well as the post-development school in discussing conceptions of culture and the deconstruction of development. The argument is that notions of culture as an obstacle to development persevere, but that there are signs of progress in the making and this is where... (More)
This thesis merges the two interests of the author in culture and international development by asking the question of how culture, in various definitions, has been approached in the recent discussions on the role of culture in development. A thoroughgoing question is also what role anthropologists play in these debates, whether or not they have an actual influence on matters of “culture” in international development. The thesis makes use of the anthropology of globalization as well as the post-development school in discussing conceptions of culture and the deconstruction of development. The argument is that notions of culture as an obstacle to development persevere, but that there are signs of progress in the making and this is where anthropologists have important contributions to make. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Jennie LU
supervisor
organization
course
SANK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
culture, development, anthropology of globalization, post-development school
language
English
id
2295496
date added to LUP
2012-02-01 12:55:06
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  abstract     = {This thesis merges the two interests of the author in culture and international development by asking the question of how culture, in various definitions, has been approached in the recent discussions on the role of culture in development. A thoroughgoing question is also what role anthropologists play in these debates, whether or not they have an actual influence on matters of “culture” in international development. The thesis makes use of the anthropology of globalization as well as the post-development school in discussing conceptions of culture and the deconstruction of development. The argument is that notions of culture as an obstacle to development persevere, but that there are signs of progress in the making and this is where anthropologists have important contributions to make.},
  author       = {Andersson, Jennie},
  keyword      = {culture,development,anthropology of globalization,post-development school},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Making Progress? A study of approaches to culture in development},
  year         = {2012},
}