Hope and insufficiency : capacity building in ethnographic comparison /

"A process through which skills, knowledge, and resources are expanded, capacity building, remains a tantalizing and pervasive concept throughout the field of anthropology, though it has received little in the way of critical analysis. By exploring the concept's role in a variety of differ...

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Imprint:New York : Berghahn Books, 2021.
©2021
Description:xii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:English
Subject:Organizational change -- Social aspects.
Organizational sociology.
Community development.
Community development.
Organizational change -- Social aspects.
Organizational sociology.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12626603
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Other uniform titles:Cambridge anthropology.
Other authors / contributors:Douglas-Jones, Rachel, editor.
Shaffner, Justin, editor.
ISBN:9781800730991
1800730993
9781800731004
1800731000
9781800731011
Notes:"Originally published as a special issue of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, Volume 35, issue 1 (2017)"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"A process through which skills, knowledge, and resources are expanded, capacity building, remains a tantalizing and pervasive concept throughout the field of anthropology, though it has received little in the way of critical analysis. By exploring the concept's role in a variety of different settings including government lexicons, religious organizations, environmental campaigns, biomedical training, and fieldwork from around the globe, Hope and Insufficiency seeks to question the histories, assumptions, intentions, and enactments that have led to the ubiquity of capacity building, thereby developing a much-needed critical purchase on its persuasive power"--