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Dimensions of Development History, Community, and Change in Allpachico, Peru by Susan Vincent

Dimensions of Development History, Community, and Change in Allpachico, Peru

Part of the Anthropological Horizons Series


Dimensions of Development History, Community, and Change in Allpachico, Peru by Susan Vincent

Dimensions of Development traces the 'development' of Allpachico, a village in the Peruvian central highlands. Susan Vincent examines four aid projects in the area, each following distinct international trends, that took place between 1984 and 2008 within the context of wider state and global political and economic systems. A unique historical ethnography, Dimensions of Development illustrates how state and NGO projects have drawn Allpachique os deeper into capitalism and have brought about challenges to the local political structure, the comunidad campesina. While highlighting the continual reorganization of the local population into new groups, Vincent also reveals why the comunidad remains the group's preferred form of representation.


'Dimensions of Development is an excellent book. Researchers will find the book useful for developing new questions and new insights on the peasant society in the Third World.'
Adolfo Figueroa American Anthropologist vol 116:04:2014

About the Author

Susan Vincent is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at St Francis Xavier University.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd March 2012


Susan Vincent

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University of Toronto Press


224 pages


Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Development studies



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