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9780759102125

Economic Development An Anthropological Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780759102125

  • ISBN10:

    0759102120

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-16
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press

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Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development. Chapters cover the key topics of marke

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Development in Practice and Theory: A Positive Role for Anthropology
Involution and Modernization: The Case of Clifford Geertzp. 3
The Evolution of Market Niches among Oaxacan Wood-Carversp. 23
Tourists as a Common-Pool Resource: A Study of Dive Shops on Utila, Hondurasp. 51
The Interstices of Urban Development: An Economic Anthropological Approach to Development in a Midwestern U.S. Communityp. 69
Barriers to the Diffusion of Agricultural Knowledge: A Balinese Case Studyp. 87
The Common Sense of Development and the Struggle for Participatory Development in Sri Lankap. 107
Culturally Sustainable Developmentp. 123
An Analysis of Risk Perceptions: Understanding Beneficiaries' Concerns in Sustainable Development Activitiesp. 137
The Women Left Behind: Potential Effects of Male Migrants' Return on Women's Fertility and Health in Bangladeshp. 161
Gifts, Bribes, and Development in Post-Soviet Kazakstanp. 183
Globalization, Privatization, and Public Space in the Provincial Philippinesp. 209
Looking into the Future: Anthropology and Financial Marketsp. 241
Emerging Markets, Globalization, and the Small Investor: The Case of Venezuelap. 265
Indexp. 291
About the Contributorsp. 295
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