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A Clash of Paradigms: Intervention, Response and Development in the South Pacific

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By: Susan Maiava


Hardback | Mar 2001 | #132329 | ISBN: 0754614328
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Uses a study of Samoan small-holder cattle farmers to examine wider development processes and challenge current theories.


Establishing the theoretical context; development in practice - development projects; Samoa, cattle and development - cross-cultual interpretations; understanding Samoan culture; cattle in Samoan culture - fa'alavelave; cattle in Samoan society and livelihood systems - farmers' experience with cattle; the success of cattle projects in Samoa - a historical perspective; exploding the myths; conclusion.

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