Development practice: Is there a need for detailed analysis?

Zülküf Aydın


This article attempts to analyse the encounters between anthropology and development by specifically looking at the peculiarities of both anthropology as a discipline and development practice through project work in the Third World. It intends to highlight the changes that have taken place within both disciplines and in the attitudes of each towards the other. It analyses how and why anthropology has gradually overcome its ethical relativism and its reluctance to participate in practical development work and how and why development practice has come to need anthropological data and methodology in order to achieve its goals.

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