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Published: 01 October 2018

224 Pages | 12 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784992996

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An ethnography of NGO practice in India

Utopias of development

First Edition

Stewart Allen

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • Provides a fresh perspective to the anthropology of development and knowledge while building upon classic themes in science and technology studies and material culture studies
  • Offers up a revealing account of the nuts and bolts of a world famous development institute, proving it of interest not just to academics but the general public at large
  • The book>'s scope extends beyond development studies to embed it within broader socio-political concerns of global media: image management, design, scripting, production values and staging
  • Presents an original approach, treating the success of a development agency as a deliberately staged spectacle while also providing, uniquely among studies of NGOs, historical depth, tracing its evolution in national and global contexts

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