9780415235358

Development Sociology: Actor Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415235358

  • ISBN10:

    0415235359

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-11-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This work covers a variety of key development issues such as commoditisation, small scale enterprise and social capital, knowledge interfaces, networks and power, globalisation and localisation.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Preface and acknowledgements x
Introduction 1(6)
PART I Theoretical and methodological issues 7(86)
The case for an actor-oriented sociology of development
9(21)
Demythologising planned intervention
30(19)
Building a conceptual and interpretative framework
49(24)
Encounters at the interface: social and cultural discontinuities in development and change
73(20)
PART II Commoditisation, social values and small-scale enterprise 93(74)
Commoditisation and issues of social value
95(20)
Webs of commitment and debt: the significance of money and social currencies in commodity networks
115(17)
Networks, social capital and multiple family-enterprise: local to global
132(35)
PART III Knowledge interfaces, power and globalisation 167(73)
Knowledge, networks and power
169(20)
The dynamics of knowledge interfaces between bureaucrats and peasants
189(25)
Globalisation and localisation: recontextualising social change
214(26)
Appendix: Cornerstones of an actor-oriented approach 240(4)
Notes 244(20)
Bibliography 264(23)
Index 287

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