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Contents: R.D. Grillo and R.L. Stirrat, Preface -- R.D. Grillo, Discourses of Development: The View from Anthropology -- Georgia Kaufmann, Watching the Developers: a Partial Ethnography -- Alan Rew, "Folk" and "Pop" in the Orchestration of Development Projects -- Katy Gardner, Mixed Messages: Contested "Development" and the Plantation Rehabilitation Project -- James Fairhead and Melissa Leach, Webs of Power and the Construction of Environmental Policy Problems: Forest Loss in Guinea -- Emma Crewe, The Silent Tradition of Developing the Cooks -- Michael Woost, Alternative Vocabularies of Development? "Community" and "Participation" in Development Discourse in Sri Lanka -- David Mosse, 'Local Institutions' and Community Management -- David O. Nyamwaya, Three Critical Issues in Community Health Development Projects in Kenya -- Johan Pottier, Towards an Ethnography of Participatory Appraisal -- Maya Unnithan and Kavita Srivastava, Gender Politics and Development in Rajasthan

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Also available in hardback, 9781859739402 GBP50.00 (October, 1997)

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R. D. Grillo University of Sussex R. L. Stirrat University of Sussex

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'The strengths of this excellent volume are three-fold. First, the authors successfully situate the study of development discourses within the broader sociocultural context in which they occur. Second, the articles effectively relate the discourses studied to what is happening on the ground, clearly demonstrating that there is no simple, unilinear relationship. Third, by focusing on the differing discourses of development that may be utilized even within the context of single program, the authors make the study of development richer and more nuanced in the process.' Anthropological Quarterly

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