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Anthropology 1025F/G Lecture Notes - Infant Mortality, Xingu River, Dependency Theory


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 1025F/G
Professor
Sherry Larkin

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Dependency theory illustrates that one group are mindless victims; this is not always the
case. In the case of first nations, they are treated like children who need to be taken as
wards over the state. Brazilians in movie try to keep the reputation of the natives as being
primitive. Tried to express that there was no way for the natives to progress on land with
gold without the Brazilians.
Anthropology and Development
Anthropology of Development
Anthropologists who study development
Development Anthropology
Anthropologists within development agencies apply their knowledge into some
aspect of the world (want to do more than teach)
Growth-Oriented Development
UN
UNDP
FAO
WHO
UNICEF
WB
IMF
Bilaterals
UDAID
CIDA
NGOs
Alternatives to Growth-Oriented Development
Distributional Development
Its good if the income of a nation increases but what happens to the poor? Is it
distributed across the population evenly?
Important Questions:
How is access to resources organized? Does everyone have
access?
What is the distribution of decision-making power? who gets to
talk for us? Group or one person? Someone who’s elected?
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