Association pour l’anthropologie du changement social et du développement
Association for the anthropology of social change and development
Just published “Agir pour les autres”, by Tania Murray Li

Just published “Agir pour les autres”, by Tania Murray Li

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book Agir pour les autres. Gouvernementalité, développement et pratique du politique by Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto in the APAD-Karthala series.

This book is a translation of  The will to improve, Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics, published in 2007 by Duke University Press, one of the major works of the last decade in the field of development anthropology. This translation is accompanied by a preface by Pierre-Yves Le Meur, which puts the book into perspective for a French-speaking audience, and an original afterword by the author, reviewing the contributions of his book and the debates it has generated.

We invite you to discover this remarkable tale of development in action, centred on a series of attempts to improve landscapes and lifestyles, and to rebuild society “from below”.