Dimensions of Development: History, Community, and Change in Allpachico, Peru
Published: March 2012© 2012
224 Pages, 6.42 x 9.38 x 0.80 in, 6 figures; 2 maps; 1 table
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 Allpachiqueños 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.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Development in history in Peru
Chapter 2: Anthropology, development and capitalism
Chapter 3: Somos libres? Political structures of development in history in the Peruvian Central Highlands
Chapter 4: Community development: Definition, context and history in Allpalumichico
Chapter 5: Teach a man to fish (and a woman to sew) ... Integrated Rural Development and Basic Needs
Chapter 6: Developing people: Gender and the turn to individuals as foci of development
Chapter 7: NGOs, infrastructure projects and commodification
Chapter 8: Participatory budgeting: Accounting, accountability and politics
Chapter 9: Conclusion: Immanent development in capitalism
‘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