Anthropology of Development


Anthropology of Development

A place to share thoughts and experience on anthropology OF and IN development, and social change.

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Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2016

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after post-development 3 Replies

Started by Matilde Córdoba Azcárate. Last reply by Sandra Oliveira Dec 21, 2010.

Sustainable development - could it all depend on the people's mindset? 2 Replies

Started by Astrid Franchiska Kowlessar. Last reply by Rick Holden Mar 20, 2010.

Development - What is It? 4 Replies

Started by Luka Rejec. Last reply by Fabrice Flipo Dec 17, 2009.

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Comment by James Peart on December 12, 2012 at 2:49pm

Dear all,

Can anyone recommend any good literature on the impact of multinational corporations on development. Several have claimed to be "leading the way in 'development'" and i'd quite like to look into this.

All the Best.

Comment by Shrikant B. Borkar on April 6, 2012 at 2:52am

Dear all,

I am a doctoral student, working on 'International Aid Policy approach towards socially excluded from India'. Please suggest me some pragamtic ways to define my literature reveiw question. I want to engage with 1)Anthropology of Develpment  2)Enthnography of Development 3) Aidnography or Ethnography of Aid  in three sections !!!

Comment by Agustin Diz on September 12, 2011 at 8:21pm

Dear all,

Just wanted to let you know of a project that I'm involved with which has been partially funded by the LSE.


We're trying to create a one-stop-shop for development agencies who are interested in incorporating anthropologists into their projects - the main premise being that there is a wealth of anthropological knowledge that would be extremely valuable to development projects throughout the world which is simply not being put to use.


At the moment we are asking current PhD students and those who already hold PhD's to register in our website - we have some informal expressions of interest from possible clients and are hoping to create some pilot projects soon.  


If anyone is interested don't hesitate to write to me or simply sign up on our website. I'll be glad to answer any questions, comments, criticisms, etc. We also have a twitter account which posts relevant news and updates which may be of interest.


All the best!!

Comment by Nandasena Maddugoda on November 17, 2010 at 4:40am
I appreciete any materiels on research studies on mega development projects in developing contries and anthropology of development
Comment by Riánsares Gómez Olmedilla on November 15, 2010 at 7:16pm
Hi everyone!
I've just finished History of arts, and Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Complutense University of Madrid. So I'm looking for my first job in anthropology and I'm so interested in Anthropology of development, so I hope this group is helpful!
Comment by Daromir Rudnyckyj on November 12, 2010 at 1:24am
I am excited to announce the release of my new book, Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development. The book is based on over two years of field research and analyzes efforts to promote a form of Islamic practice compatible with globalization and economic transformation in Indonesia.

More information is available at:
Comment by Tame Ramya (Tarh) on November 11, 2010 at 5:17pm
I am join just now to know more about the anthropology of development...pls guide me.
Comment by Nandasena Maddugoda on May 30, 2010 at 10:50pm
Dear friends - I just joined with this group.I am doing my PhD in University of Colombo.My subject area is Anthropology of Development.My questions are Development for whom,why, how and what.I like to gather experiences/research findings from mega development projects have implemented/implementing in developing countries.Thank you.
Comment by Marek Mikus on October 27, 2009 at 1:14pm
Hi all, I've just started developing my PhD project at LSE looking at development projects in Serbia funded and part-implemented by other postsocialist countries, especially those in fields such as 'democratisation', 'civil society building', 'European integration' and the like. I will be interested in the place of international and local NGOs, identity processes and informal practices and networks in all this. I expect to start my fieldwork in the fall of 2010.

I'm about to begin looking for anthropologists/ethnologists in Serbian academic institutions to which I could be formally affiliated as a visiting scholar whilst I'm doing fieldwork there. This should serve two purposes: 1) consultation of my developing work with Serbian scholars, 2) application for an out-going scholarship from the International Visegrad Fund. If anyone knows reading this is a Serbian anthropologist interested in similar issues or knows one, I'll appreciate any recommendations. I know that, from the formal point of view, I'll need an institution (university/academic institute) to host me, but I'd like to start to negotiate this with a colleague sharing my interests and willing to provide advice so that it's all actually meaningful.
Comment by Patty A. Gray on October 12, 2009 at 9:01am
Hello. I've just joined this group of many members and few comments. I live in Dublin and am based at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where we have an MA in Anthropology and Development (we are the only anthropology department in the Republic of Ireland). I currently have project studying Russia's emergence as an international aid donor. The concept of development in this sense - sending aid abroad - is something entirely new for Russians, and most are responding to my queries with bemusement. It is fascinating.

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