Development Economics on Trial
The Anthropological Case for a Prosecution
By (author) Polly Hill
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Development Economics on Trial by Polly Hill
Book DescriptionPolly Hill's provocative book examines the disastrous gulf that separates development economics from its sister discipline, economic anthropology. Working with material from the rural tropical world, much of it collected at first hand in West Africa and South India, Dr Hill demonstrates in the first, polemical part of her book, how unreliable and western-biased assumptions most development economists base their theoretical work. She shows in particular that misleading official statistics are handled uncritically, that the significance of innate rural inequality is consistently ignored and the revered concepts such as the 'population explosion' are in anthropological terms largely meaningless. The longer, second part of the book illustrates the enormous relevance and potential of economic anthropology for economists by looking in turn at the true complexity of farming households, labour and inheritance; at debt, social stratification and economic inequality, and at problems connected with the sale of land, the role of women and migration. Taken overall, Development Economics on Trial represents a powerful and urgent plea for co-operation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521310963
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Polly Hill
Rural Hausa, Paperback (January 2010)
This book was originally published in 1972 and relates to the Hausa-speaking people of West Africa.
Studies in Rural Capitalism in West Africa, Paperback (June 2009)
Originally published in 1970, this is a collection of studies of indigenous economies in Ghana and Nigeria by an author with an unusual interdisciplinary approach.
Population, Prosperity and Poverty, Paperback (April 2009)
Dr Hill compares and contrasts Dorayi with the mush less densely populated village of her previous study.
Dry Grain Farming Families, Paperback (October 1982)» View all books by Polly Hill
This book represents a radical assault on prevailing orthodoxy of the study of economic features of rural tropical economies:
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