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The Resource Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland, edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman

Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland, edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman

Label
Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland
Title
Inside the everyday lives of development workers
Title remainder
the challenges and futures of Aidland
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fechter and Hindman break new ground by illuminating the social and cultural world of the aid agency, a world that is neglected in most discussions of aid policy. They examine how aid workers' moral beliefs interlink and conflict with their initial motivations, how they relate to aid beneficiaries, their local NGO counterparts, and other aid workers, their views on race and sexuality, the effect of transient lifestyles and insider language, and the security and family issues that come with choosing such a career. Ultimately, they arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of development processes that acknowledges a rich web of relationships at all levels of the system.
Member of
Assigning source
Book Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
331.7/6133891
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2769.15
LC item number
.I55 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fechter, Anne-Meike
  • Hindman, Heather
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  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • International relief
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service
Label
Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland, edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- 1 Introduction -- 2 False Binaries: Altruism and Selfishness in NGO Work -- 3 Maintaining Independence: The Moral Ambiguities of Personal Relations Among Ghanaian Development Workers -- 4 Intercultural Encounters, Colonial Continuities and Contemporary Disconnects in Rural Aid: An Ethnography of Development Practitioners in Madagascar -- 5 Orienting Guesthood in the Mennonite Central Committee, Indonesia -- 6 Everywhere and Everthrough: Rethinking Aidland -- 7 Anybody at Home? The Inhabitants of Aidland
  • 8 Dealing With Danger: Risk and Security in the Everyday Lives of Aid Workers9 The Hollowing Out of Aidland: Subcontracting and the New Development Family in Nepal -- 10 Epilogue: Who Is International Aid? Some Personal Observations -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
787851555
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565493247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787851555
Label
Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland, edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- 1 Introduction -- 2 False Binaries: Altruism and Selfishness in NGO Work -- 3 Maintaining Independence: The Moral Ambiguities of Personal Relations Among Ghanaian Development Workers -- 4 Intercultural Encounters, Colonial Continuities and Contemporary Disconnects in Rural Aid: An Ethnography of Development Practitioners in Madagascar -- 5 Orienting Guesthood in the Mennonite Central Committee, Indonesia -- 6 Everywhere and Everthrough: Rethinking Aidland -- 7 Anybody at Home? The Inhabitants of Aidland
  • 8 Dealing With Danger: Risk and Security in the Everyday Lives of Aid Workers9 The Hollowing Out of Aidland: Subcontracting and the New Development Family in Nepal -- 10 Epilogue: Who Is International Aid? Some Personal Observations -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Control code
787851555
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781565493247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787851555

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