KUMS4005 Development ethnology (5 cr)
This module discusses how development is examined in ethnology and anthropology.
Lecture course or independent study (book exam, study circle or essay).
Course: 80% attendance requirement and completion of written assignments. Independent
study: book exam, study circle or written essay.
- know what are the most challenging questions related to development faced by people
living in difficult socio-economic circumstances
- be able to critically assess how power relations influence what is meant by development
in different contexts
- know how the knowledge gathered through ethnographic methods differs from other
kinds of knowledge used in development research and
- will be able to evaluate how ethnographic knowledge can be used in an applied manner
to support the development of studied communities.
book exam, choose three of the following:
- Crewe, Emma & Axelby, Richard 2013: Anthropology and Development: Culture, Morality<br />and Politics in a Globalised World.
- Ferguson, James 1999: Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the<br />Zambian Copperbelt. Saatavana elektronisena julkaisuna.
- Martin, Richard & Mathema, Ashna 2010: Development Poverty and Politics.
- Diamond, Jared 1997/2005: Tykit, taudit ja teräs: ihmisen yhteiskuntien kohtalot.
- Escobar, Arturo 1995: Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third<br />World. Saatavana elektronisena julkaisuna.