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A clash of paradigms : intervention, response and development in the South Pacific

Author: Susan Maiava
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2001.
Series: SOAS studies in development geography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study indicates that researchers have far to go in understanding and assessing how development projects work. The author shows that, often, the perception of failure is not shared by those whom were intended to benefit. She uses a case study of Samoan villagers introduced to cattle farming.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maiava, Susan.
Clash of paradigms.
Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2001
(OCoLC)606826822
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Maiava
ISBN: 0754614328 9780754614326
OCLC Number: 45314486
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xix, 258 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Establishing the Theoretical Context --
3. Development in Practice: Development Projects --
4. Samoa, Cattle and Development: Cross-Cultural Interpretations --
5. Understanding Samoan Culture --
6. Cattle in Samoan Culture: Fa'alavelave --
7. Cattle in Samoan Society and Livelihood Systems: Farmers' Experience with Cattle --
8. The Success of Cattle Projects in Samoa: An Historical Perspective --
9. Exploding the Myths --
10. Conclusion --
App. 1. The Survey of Smallholder Cattle Farmers --
App. 2. Map of Samoa.
Series Title: SOAS studies in development geography.
Responsibility: Susan Maiava.
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