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Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs

Author: Amanda Lashaw; Christian Vannier; Steven Sampson
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: NGOgraphies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents anthropological field studies of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in their unique cultural and political contexts. Cultures of Doing Good serves as a foundational text to advance a  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Lashaw; Christian Vannier; Steven Sampson
ISBN: 9780817319687 0817319689
OCLC Number: 1004424752
Description: vi, 272 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : engagements and entanglements in the anthropology of NGOs / Steven Sampson --
Anthropologists' encounters with NGOs : critique, collaboration, and conflict / David Lewis --
NGO fever and donor regimes : Tanzanian feminist activism within landscapes of contradictions / Victoria Bernal --
Habits of the heart : grassroots "revitalization" and state transformation in Serbia / Theodora Vetta --
Reformists and revolutionists : social work NGOs and activist struggles in the Czech Republic / Hana Synkova --
Leveraging supranational civil society : critiquing Czech gender equality policy through academic-NGO collaboration / Karen Kapusta-Pofahl --
Faith development beyond religion : the NGO as site of Islamic reform / Nermeen Mouftah --
Interdependent industries and ethical dilemmas : NGOs and volunteer tourism in Cusco, Peru / Aviva Sinervo --
Rebuilding justice : Jewish philanthropy and the politics of representation in post-Katrina New Orleans / Moshe Kornfeld --
The ethics and politics of NGO-dependent anthropology / Katherine Lemons --
The anthropologist and the conservation NGO : dilemmas of and opportunities for engagement / Amanda Woomer --
Conclusion : a second generation of NGO anthropology / Christian Vannier and Amanda Lashaw.
Series Title: NGOgraphies.
Responsibility: edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier, and Steven Sampson.

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