Association pour l’anthropologie du changement social et du développement
Association for the anthropology of social change and development

Ethnographic Practice and Public Aid: Methods and Meanings in Development Cooperation.

Sten Hagberg & Charlotta Widmark (eds.) – 2009
The ambition of this collection of essays is to explore the interface of anthropology and development with a particular focus on what anthropologists involved in public aid and development cooperation do in terms of theory, method and ethnography. There are a limited number of contexts in which anthropologists are consulted in development work, which in turn affect the anthropologists’ positioning. Common to these essays is that they offer analyses of the different locations – e.g. advisory positions, ministerial policy work, academic in consultation assignment, field officer, programme officer at HQ – from which anthropology and anthropologists engage with development. Aimed at an audience of academics and students as well as development practitioners and policy makers, the essays in this book reflect upon anthropological practice in development contexts to explore new forms of anthropological engagement.