"Hi David ... I'm sorry that I wasn't able to reply to this last year but I've just joined OAC now. I have these very concerns in my new job in a CGIAR Challenge Program, and was looking for a place to discuss them. If this…"
"another thought to add to the pot is that it would be good to try to assemble more information on how specific human groups view each other - I am reminded of the phrase used by the old North American Indian played by Dustn Hoffman in the film…"
"This is excellent - I have long been concerned with the efforts of human scientists to distance themselves from the rest of creation, with ever greater difficulty. It requires as you say a Cpernicam revolution, to escape from our species centric…"
"Thanks so much for starting this thread David.
I have very little experience in the world, or study, of international development, but would love to see a discussion emerge here. I would be particularly interested to hear about how far those…"
For many years I have been working as a social anthropologist (and more broadly as a social scintist) in the field of development studies and in development policy and practice. while there has been a major shift over the years towards a greater concern for 'social' aspects of development (previous dev was dminated by economists) there is a systematic failure to appreciate a) the value of long term engagement with local people in the planning and implementation of 'development' activities and…See More
"Keith - good to be back in touch - maybe this will help many of us make contact for the first time also... I was also in Egypt very recently and am now in Kathmandu - you probably know of my on going interest in theory and ptractice (we used to call…"
"Erik - Ive just joined the Human Economy group but am interested in your work in Cape Town. I was there a month ago visiting my son who is a paediatrician working on TB and HIV AIDS in the townships in Cape Town and was amazed at how much had…"