Culture and Development: A Critical Introduction
June 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Preface: The Cross-overs of Culture and Development.
Thinking about Culture and Development.
Bringing Culture and Development Together,.
Globalization and the Politics of Representation.
Feminism, Development, and Culture.
Inventing Traditions, Construction Nations.
Human Rights, Cultural Difference, and Globalization.
Culture, Development, and the Information Revolution.
Jane Haggis is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Flinders University of South Australia. She is also Associate Director of the Centre for Development Studies at Flinders University and has published a number of articles on gender and imperialism, social construction of whiteness and feminist research methodologies.
- Draws from cultural studies to introduce new ways of thinking about development.
- Designed specifically for student use and class-tested by the authors.
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"Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to
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"Culture and development takes a wide-ranging, yet in-depth approach to its subject which lends it both coherence and authority. As an innovative introduction to these themes, this book is to be highly recommended." The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute