How does culture matter for development? Do certain societies have cultures which condemn them to poverty? Led by Arjun Appadurai, Mary Douglas, and Amartya Sen, 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 collective action; yet they can also ...

Culture and Public Action 2004, Stanford Social Sciences, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804747875

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Culture and Public Action 2004, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804747868

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