Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development: Knowledge and Sentiments in Conflict


This book examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local level. The contributors from Norway, France, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Malta show challenges to development ideology around the world. Using rigorous anthropological analysis to explore local peoples' personal responses to to planned development schemes the case studies cover: * Housing/land crisis and environmental activism in the UK * border disputes between Slovenia and Croatia * social impact of dam projects in Spain * tourism and corruption crises in Malta and Mallorca * tourist developments in southern France * pollution and development in Malaysia * female bar workers in Tanzania.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Simone Abram
  • Anne Kathrine Larsen
  • Aud Talle
  • Duška Knežević
  • Gaspar Mairal Buil
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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