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This subject offers an advanced introduction to the Anthropology of Development, covering key issues, theories and debates. The subject will focus on ways in which anthropological approaches can contribute to understandings of Development and to improved Development practices and outcomes. Starting with an overview of anthropology's history of engagement with Development, the subject will explore: anthropological critiques of Development culture, assumptions, models and policies; key ideas and theoretical approaches in the Anthropology of Development; and the efforts of anthropologists to place the experiences and viewpoints of ordinary people in sites of Development at the centre of Development research and practice. Students in this subject will also learn about anthropological approaches to key Development issues in the contemporary world, such as: the developmental state and society; ‘pro-poor’ approaches, participation and empowerment; contemporary systems of transnational capitalism; and international development agencies and the socio-cultural worlds of aid professionals. The Anthropology of Development explores these topics through a range of ethnographic case studies from different developing countries and development contexts across the world.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should have:
- an understanding of the anthropological perspective;
- advanced understanding of the history of Anthropology in Development Studies and Development practice;
- advanced understanding of anthropological critiques of and within Development Studies and Development practice;
- advanced understanding of the main theories, concepts and debates in the Anthropology of Development; and
- an understanding of core anthropological and ethnographic studies from different developing countries and development contexts across the world.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- exercise critical analytical skills;
- apply research skills;
- demonstrate ability in making oral presentations; and
- demonstrate skills in working independently and being members of a team.
Last updated: 8 May 2021