Anthropology 1025F/G Lecture Notes - Infant Mortality, Xingu River, Dependency Theory
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Week 4 Progress Continued
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
Anthropologists within development agencies – apply their knowledge into some
aspect of the world (want to do more than teach)
Alternatives to Growth-Oriented Development
Its good if the income of a nation increases – but what happens to the poor? Is it
distributed across the population evenly?
How is access to resources organized? – Does everyone have
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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