The relationships between religion and development: views from anthropology.

Abstract

The literature that examines how anthropologists conduct their research is first reviewed focusing on ethnographic techniques. Ethnographic research that concerns religion is then looked at with regard to understanding how religious beliefs and values impact on people's lives in terms of structuring their identities, actions and wider social and cultural systems. Work that seeks to apply anthropological method to the work of development is also assessed.

Citation

Working Paper No.5, Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham, UK, 77 pp.

The relationships between religion and development: views from anthropology.

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