Author Clammer, J. R
Title Culture, development and social theory : towards an integrated social development / John Clammer
Imprint London ; New York : Zed Books, c2012
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HM831 .C52 2012    AVAILABLE    30520020770278
 人文社會聯圖  HM831 .C52 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020423331
Descript viii, 291 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-281) and index
"Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the centre of debates in development studies. It introduces new ways of conceptualizing culture in relation to development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of 'social suffering'. The author expertly argues that in the current world crises it is necessary to recover a more holistic vision of development that creates a vocabulary linking more technical (and predominantly economic) aspects of development with more humanistic and ecological goals. Any conception of post-capitalist society, he argues, requires cultural, as well as economic and political, dimensions."--Publisher's website
Part I. On culture and development. Transforming the discourse of development: culture, suffering and human futures ; On cultural studies and the place of culture in development ; Aid, culture and context ; Liberating development from itself: the politics of indigenous knowledge. -- Part II. Expanding the boundaries of development discourse: two illustrations. Reframing social economics: economic anthropology, post-development and alternative economics ; Culture and climate justice. -- Part III. Development, culture and human existence. Narratives of suffering: human existence and medical models in development ; Towards a sociology of trauma: remembering, forgetting and the negotiation of memories of social violence ; The aesthetics of development ; Emotions of culture, social movements and social transformation
Subject Social change
Culture and globalization
Economic development -- Social aspects