This book documents the experiences of anthropologists with development in West Africa during the past decade. It presents case study material to bring out the actual and potential contributions of social science to solving development problems found in Africa and in other parts of the Third World.
Introduction 1. Salvage Anthropology: The Redesign of a Rural Development Project in Guinea 2. Research for Rural Development: Experiences of an Anthropologist in Rural Mali 3. Anthropology and Rural Development in Ghana 4. Anthropology and the Peace Corps: Notes from a Training Program 5. Irrigated Agriculture as an Archetypal Development Project: Senegal 6. Libido and Development: The Importance of Emotions in Development Work 7. Assessing the Social Feasibility of a Settlement Project in North Cameroon 8. In Search of the Peasant Connection: Spontaneous Cooperation, Introduced Cooperatives, and Agricultural Development in Southwestern Niger 9. Donor Investment Preference, Class Formation, and Existential Development: Articulation of Production Relations in Burkina Faso 10. Ideology, Policy, and Praxis in Pastoral Livestock Development