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Development Anthropology
By Riall Nolan

Development Anthropology

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Development Anthropology by Riall Nolan

Book Awards

  • Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2002.

Book Description

Development Anthropology is a detailed examination of how anthropology is used in international development projects. Written from a practitioner's standpoint, and containing numerous examples and case studies, the book aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of what development anthropologists do, how they do it, and what problems they encounter in their work. The first part of the book looks at the evolution of both applied anthropology and international development, and how these have been involved with each other since the 1950s. The second, and main, part of the book focuses on how development projects work, and how anthropology is used in their design, implementation, and evaluation. The final section of the book looks at how both development and anthropology must change in order to be more effective. An appendix outlines what students should do to plan a career in development anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813309842
ISBN-10: 0813309840
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Riall Nolan

Riall Nolan is a social anthropologist and international development specialist. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has lived and worked overseas for nearly twenty years, in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. He has worked for a variety of development agencies, including Peace Corps, USAID, the World Bank, UNESCO, and several NGOs and private consulting firms, In addition to project design and management, his work has included training, needs assessment, policy analysis, and grassroots extension work. Today, he is an Associate Provost at the University of Cincinnati, and the Director of the Institute for Global Studies and Affairs. Riall Nolan is a social anthropologist and international development specialist. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has lived and worked overseas for nearly twenty years, in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. He has worked for a variety of development agencies, including Peace Corps, USAID, the World Bank, UNESCO, and several NGOs and private consulting firms, In addition to project design and management, his work has included training, needs assessment, policy analysis, and grassroots extension work. Today, he is an Associate Provost at the University of Cincinnati, and the Director of the Institute for Global Studies and Affairs.

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