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Cultural Perspectives on Development

Edited By: Vincent Tucker

136 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 1997 | #159570 | ISBN: 0714643378
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What does cultural analysis have to offer development studies? Is culture a new paradigm for the study of development or a minefield of theoretical confusion? Can we move beyond notions of "global culture" and "local culture" to a more refined notion of cultural processes? This collection of articles addresses these issues providing a diversity of approaches. Two themes in particular run through the contributions: the relationship between culture and political economy and the relationship between local and global processes.


Introduction - a cultural perspective on development, Vincent Tucker. Cultural globalization - placing and displacing the West, John Tomlinson; beyond development - an Islamic perspective, Ziauddin Sardar; development theory and the politics of location - an example from north eastern Brazil, Jane L. Collins; "cultures of land" in the Caribbean - a contribution to the debate on development and culture, Tracey Skelton; gender, culture and development - a South African experience, G. Honor Fagan et al; health, medicine and development - a field of cultural struggle, Vincent Tucker.

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