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The Resource Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs, edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier and Steven Sampson, (electronic resource)

Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs, edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier and Steven Sampson, (electronic resource)

Label
Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs
Title
Cultures of doing good
Title remainder
anthropologists and NGOs
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier and Steven Sampson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cultures of Doing Good: Anthropologists and NGOs serves as a foundational text to advance a growing subfield of social science inquiry: the anthropology of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Thorough introductory chapters provide a short history of NGO anthropology, address how the study of NGOs contributes to anthropology more broadly, and examine ways that anthropological studies of NGOs expand research agendas spawned by other disciplines. In addition, the theoretical concepts and debates that have anchored the analysis of NGOs since they entered scholarly discourse after World War II are explained. The wide-ranging volume is organized into thematic parts: “Changing Landscapes of Power,” “Doing Good Work,” and “Methodological Challenges of NGO Anthropology.” Each part is introduced by an original, reflective essay that contextualizes and links the themes of each chapter to broader bodies of research and to theoretical and methodological debates. A concluding chapter synthesizes how current lines of inquiry consolidate and advance the first generation of anthropological NGO studies, highlighting new and promising directions in this field. In contrast to studies about surveys of NGOs that cover a single issue or region, this book offers a survey of NGO dynamics in varied cultural and political settings. The chapters herein cover NGO life in Tanzania, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Peru, the United States, and India. The diverse institutional worlds and networks include feminist activism, international aid donors, USAID democracy experts, Romani housing activism, academic gender studies, volunteer tourism, Jewish philanthropy, Islamic faith-based development, child welfare, women’s legal arbitration, and environmental conservation.The collection explores issues such as normative democratic civic engagement, elitism and professionalization, the governance of feminist advocacy, disciplining religion, the politics of philanthropic neutrality, NGO tourism and consumption, blurred boundaries between anthropologists as researchers and activists, and barriers to producing critical NGO ethnographies.--
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Provided by Publisher
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NhCcYBP
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1971-
  • 1975-
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  • Lashaw, Amanda
  • Vannier, Christian
  • Sampson, Steven
Series statement
  • NGOgraphies : ethnographic reflections on NGOs
  • Project Muse eBooks
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  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Social policy
  • Anthropology
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Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs, edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier and Steven Sampson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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ybp15002442
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Extent
1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
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unknown
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780817391539
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939131
Label
Cultures of doing good : anthropologists and NGOs, edited by Amanda Lashaw, Christian Vannier and Steven Sampson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/57013
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ybp15002442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780817391539
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012939131

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