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The big catch : a practical introduction to development

Author: A F Robertson
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.
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"The Big Catch is not a book for those who believe in rote learning. Highly regarded as one of the most innovative (and eloquent) anthropologists of 'development, ' A.F. Robertson has applied the lessons from the field to the classroom teaching situation. Drawing from his extensive field experience, he has constructed an imaginative case study incorporating documents that are typical of the ones development  Read more...
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Robertson, A.F.
Big catch.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604833909
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A F Robertson
ISBN: 0813325218 9780813325217 0813325226 9780813325224
OCLC Number: 32589533
Description: vi, 144 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: from "The Arcadian Argus" - "Coastal villages brace themselves for transformation"; introduction - a note on weights, measures, etc, from "Development Trends 1991" - "the Republic of Arcadia". Part 1 Specifications: an invitation to join the Special Projects Advisory Committee (SPAC); SPAC - introductory notes; planning commission memorandum to SPAC on Alpha-Beta Project; report of the International Fisheries Institute; report of the Institute of Social Studies; "Fisherfolk" (Chapter 9 from "Discovering Arcadia" by Rick Rinegold and Bobby Lee). Part 2 Proposals: agenda for SPAC meeting to discuss Alpha-Beta Project implementation proposal; Proposal A - go now; Proposal B - go slow; Proposal C - mix and merge; Proposal D - no go; petition from the Elders of Beta Town; from "The Arcadian Argus" - "President speaks out on urgency of local development". Part 3 The exercise: playing the game; interpreting the documents; drafting your proposal; matters arising; reading guide.
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