Anthropology in Aidland

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Abstract

Panel Presentation on ethnographic approaches to U.S. Aid, using the concept of "Aidland" as a place one studies and the ideas of Marcel Mauss looking at donors as giftgivers, explicating the discourse of "partnership" when the donors and recipients are unequal. Based on the author's work as democracy consultant in Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia, Romania.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2005
EventAmerican Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2005 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2005 Nov 302005 Dec 4
Conference number: 104

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period2005/11/302005/12/04

Bibliographical note

author contact: Steven.Sampson@soc.Lu.se

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • Kosovo
  • Balkans
  • civil society
  • democracy export
  • anthropology of development
  • Aidnography
  • partnership
  • Aidland
  • donors
  • NGOs
  • development aid
  • social anthropology
  • development assistance

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