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Culture and public action / edited by Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton.

Contributor(s): Rao, Vijayendra | Walton, Michael, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press : Stanford Social Sciences, 2004Description: xv, 442 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0804747873 (pbk.); 9780804747875 (pbk.).Subject(s): Culture | Economic development -- Social aspects | Developing countries -- Cultural policy | Public actionDDC classification: 306 CUL Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Culture and public action: relationality, equality of agency, and development /​ Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton How does culture matter? /​ Amartya Sen The capacity to aspire: culture and the terms of recognition /​ Arjun Appadurai Traditional culture- let's hear no more about it /​ Mary Douglas Appendix to Douglas: cultural theory and development studies /​ Marco Verweij Cultural obstacles to economic development: often overstated, usually transitory /​ Timur Kuran Cultural goods are good for more than their economic value /​ Arjo Klamer The intellectual history of culture and development institutions /​ Lourdes Arizpe Culture, poverty, and external intervention /​ Sabina Alkire Participatory development: where culture creeps in /​ Anita Abraham and Jean-Philippe Platteau State policies and women's agency in China, the Republic of Korea, and India, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiences /​ Monica Das Gupta ... [et al.] HIV/​AIDS and culture: implications for policy /​ Carol Jenkins Political culture and development /​ Fernando Calderón and Alicia Szmukler Relief and an understanding of local knowledge: the case of Southern Sudan /​ Simon Harragin The Mayan movement and national culture in Guatemala /​ Shelton H. Davis Conclusion: implications of a cultural lens for public policy and development thought /​ Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton.
Summary: "The anthropologists and economists in this volume contend that culture is central to development, and that cultural processes are neither inherently good nor bad and never static. Rather, they are contested and evolving, and can be a source of profound social and economic transformation through their influence on aspirations and collections action : yet they can also be exploitative, exclusionary, and can lead to inequality." "This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the relationship between culture and economics, and the design and implementation of development policy."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-414) and index.

Culture and public action: relationality, equality of agency, and development /​ Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton
How does culture matter? /​ Amartya Sen
The capacity to aspire: culture and the terms of recognition /​ Arjun Appadurai
Traditional culture- let's hear no more about it /​ Mary Douglas
Appendix to Douglas: cultural theory and development studies /​ Marco Verweij
Cultural obstacles to economic development: often overstated, usually transitory /​ Timur Kuran
Cultural goods are good for more than their economic value /​ Arjo Klamer
The intellectual history of culture and development institutions /​ Lourdes Arizpe
Culture, poverty, and external intervention /​ Sabina Alkire
Participatory development: where culture creeps in /​ Anita Abraham and Jean-Philippe Platteau
State policies and women's agency in China, the Republic of Korea, and India, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiences /​ Monica Das Gupta ... [et al.]
HIV/​AIDS and culture: implications for policy /​ Carol Jenkins
Political culture and development /​ Fernando Calderón and Alicia Szmukler
Relief and an understanding of local knowledge: the case of Southern Sudan /​ Simon Harragin
The Mayan movement and national culture in Guatemala /​ Shelton H. Davis
Conclusion: implications of a cultural lens for public policy and development thought /​ Vijayendra Rao and Michael Walton.

"The anthropologists and economists in this volume contend that culture is central to development, and that cultural processes are neither inherently good nor bad and never static. Rather, they are contested and evolving, and can be a source of profound social and economic transformation through their influence on aspirations and collections action : yet they can also be exploitative, exclusionary, and can lead to inequality." "This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the relationship between culture and economics, and the design and implementation of development policy."--Jacket.

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