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

Poverty in Burkina Faso.

Sten Hagberg – 2007 –
This study differs from the bulk of poverty studies by adopting an anthropological perspective and addressing poverty as contextual, situational and relational. It scrutinises poor people’s perceptions of what it means to be poor and how poverty is best alleviated in Burkina Faso. The study shows that even praiseworthy attempts to represent ‘the voices of the poor’ need to be complemented by in-depth cultural, economic and political analyses.

Read the book review in the Journal of Anthropological Research