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Discordant Development


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Table of Contents

1. Discordant developments: an introduction
2. Histories of connection: colonialism, migration and multinationals
3. Material Connections: Resources and Livelihoods in Duniyapur
4. Our Own Poor: Social Connections, 'Helping' and Claims to Entitlement
5. Claims of Partnership and Ethical Connection : Chevron's Programme of 'Community Engagement'
6. Rumour and Activism: Politics Break Out
7. Blow Out! Stories of Disconnection and Loss

About the Author

Katy Gardner is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and the author of Global Migrants, Local Lives (Oxford University Press, 1995), Discordant Development (Pluto, 2012) and Anthropology and Development (Pluto, 2015).


'Treads a finely judged line, keeping both neoliberal developers and anti-globalisation activists at arm's length in order to describe relations at a human scale, thereby doing for development what anthropology ought' -- David Mosse, Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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