Syllabus/achievement requirements spring 2020

Syllabus is comprised of books, compendium (a compilation of texts) and online articles.

Required books are in eBook format. The books can also be borrowed from the University Library (provide the item is held). 

Compendium has to be purchased from “Kopiutsalget”, the department on the lower floor of Akademika bookstore. Valid student ID and semester card must be presented upon the purchase. If “Kopiutsalget” has sold out of a compendium, please contact the department as early as possible in the semester in order that more may be obtained.

For access to eBooks and online articles outside the university, go to Easier off-campus access


@ Gardner, Katy and David Lewis (2015): Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the twenty-first century. Pluto Press. Pages: 224. eBook

@ Mosse, David: Cultivating development: an ethnography of aid policy and practice, 2005. Pluto Press. READ the following chapters: 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 (150 pages). eBook

@ Sharma, Aradhana. 2008. Logics of Empowerment: Development, Gender, and Governance in Neoliberal India. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Pres. eBook

Compendium (a compilation of texts)

Ferguson, James. 1994. “Introduction.” In: The anti-politics machine. University of Minnesota Press, p. 1-22.

Hobart, M.: "Introduction: The Growth of Ignorance?" in M. Hobart (ed.): An Anthropological Critique of Development : The Growth of Ignorance, 1993. London: Routledge. Pp 1-30 (30 pages).

Compendium: digital access

Online articles

Arce, Alberto and Norman Long (eds.): Anthropology, Development and Modernities, 2000. London: Routledge. Chapter 6 (30 pages). oria

Brigg, M.: "Post-development, Foucault and the colonisation metaphor" in Third World Quarterly, 23(3), 2002. Pp 421-36 (15 pages).

Elyachar, J: "Mappings of Power: The State, NGOs, and International Organizations in the Informal Economy of Cairo" in Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45(03), 2003. Pp 571-605 (34 pages).

Escobar, A. (1991). "Anthropology and the development encounter: the making and marketing of development anthropology". American Ethnologist 18(4): 658-682.

Fairhead, James and Melissa Leach: "Misreading Africa’s Forest History" in Edelman, Marc and Angelique Haugerud: The Anthropology of Development and Globalization. From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism, 2005. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. Chapter 21, pp 282-291 (9 pages).  eBook

Ferguson, James. 2015. “Introduction: Cash transfers and the new welfare states.” In Give a man a fish. Duke University Press, p. 1-34. oria

Ferguson, J: "The Uses of Neoliberalism" in Antipode 41(1), 2010. Pp 166-184 (18 pages). oria

Friedman, J: "On text and con-text: towards an anthropology in development" in Yarrow, Tom and Soumhya Venkatesan: Differentiating Development: Beyond an Anthropology of Critique, 2012. Oxford, New York: Berghahn books. Pp 23-41 (18 pages). oria

Green, M.: "Globalizaing development in Tanzania- Policy franchising through participatory project management" in Critique of Anthropology, 23 (2), 2003. Pp 123-143 (20 pages). oria

Lazar, Sian: "Education for Credit" in Critique of Anthropology 24(3), 2004. Pp 301-319 (18 pages). oria

Leys, Colin: "The rise and fall of development theory" in Edelman, Marc and Angelique Haugerud: The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism, 2005. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. Chapter 5, pp 109-126 (17 pages). eBook

Li, Tania. 2017. “After Development: Surplus Population and the Politics of Entitlement.” In Development and Change. 48 (6): pp. 1247-1261. oria

Lie, J.H.S.: "Post-Development Theory and the Discourse-Agency Conundrum" in Social Analysis, 52(3), 2008. Pp 118-137 (19 pages).

Molyneux, Maxine: "Gender and the silences of social capital: Lessons from Latin America" in Development and Change 33(2), 2002. Pp 167-188 (21 pages). oria

Pelican, M.: "Complexities of indigeneity and autochthony: An African example", American Ethnologist, 36, 2009. Pp 52–65.

Rajak, Dinah: "'HIV/AIDS is our business': the moral economy of treatment in a transnationl mining company" in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16 (3), 2010. Pp 551-571 (20 pages).

Welker, Marina: ""Corporate Security Begins in the Community:” Mining, the Corporate Social Responsibility Industry, and Environmental Advocacy in Indonesia" in Cultural Anthropology 24(1), 2009. Pp 142-179 (37 pages).

Yarrow, Thomas: Development Beyond Politics. AIDS, Activism and NGOs in Ghana, 2111. Palgrave, MacMillan. Chapter 1, pp 19-44. eBook

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