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    Macalester College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

ANTH 363 - Anthropology of Development


The goal of this course is to develop an anthropological understanding and critique of development. It aims to examine both the discourse of development and its practice. The course focuses on the construction of the Third World as an “underdeveloped” area, and discusses the dominant theoretical paradigms of development and modernization. It assesses the reasons for the general failure of development programs based on these models to bring about meaningful and substantive change in societies in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and discusses possible alternatives to “development” as it is currently practiced. Prerequisite(s):   or   Alternate years. (4 Credits)