Making a Difference

Author: Susanna Price
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782384588
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Social assessment for projects in China is an important emerging field. This collection of essays - from authors whose formative work has influenced the policies that shape practice in development-affected communities - locates recent Chinese experience of the development of social assessment practices (including in displacement and resettlement) in a historical and comparative perspective. Contributors - social scientists employed by international development banks, national government agencies, and sub-contracting groups - examine projects from a practitioner's perspective. Real-life experiences are presented as case-specific praxis, theoretically informed insight, and pragmatic lessons-learned, grounded in the history of this field of development practice. They reflect on work where economic determinism reigns supreme, yet project failure or success often hinges upon sociopolitical and cultural factors.


Author: Bettina Gransow
ISBN: 9783825888060
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Twenty years ago, foreign researchers once again began to venture into China for fieldwork. Today, "the field" itself has become mobile, ephemeral, and virtual, as more research focuses on human mobility and communication. The book takes a look at some of the trends and problems of fieldwork in and about China today, touching on issues that range from Internet research to sexual harassment in the field, foreign investors in China, Chinese tourists abroad as research subjects, and the role of social and poverty assessment in development. Bettina Gransow teaches at the Free University Berlin, Germany, and Hohai University, Nanjing, China. Pl Nyri is a lecturer in anthropology and director of the Applied Anthropology Programme at Macquarie University, Sydney. Shiaw-Chian Fong is a professor in the Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University, Taipei.

A new history of anthropology

Author: Henrika Kuklick
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631226000
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A New History of Anthropology collects original writings from pre-eminent scholars to create a sophisticated but accessible guide to the development of the field. Re-examines the history of anthropology through the lens of the new globalized world Provides a comprehensive history of the discipline, from its prehistory in the ‘age of exploration’ through to anthropology’s current condition and its relationship with other disciplines Places ideas and practices within the context of their time and place of origin Looks at anthropology’s role in colonization, early traditions in the field, and topical issues from various periods in the field’s history, and examines its relationship to other disciplines

Mythic and Folk Elements in Modern Chinese Literature

Author: Ningyi Li
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"Beyond developing a national essence as an alternative to imitating Western culture, the six writers discussed in this text wanted to express their identities and introduce local or remote areas where they grew up to urban readers. A harmonious relationship between tradition and modernity in the modern canon of Chinese literature can be recognized."--BOOK JACKET.