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DECOUPLING DISCOURSES OF CULTURE, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT: PRAGMATIC REFLECTIONS FROM ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY PERSPECTIVES Print E-mail

Forzo Titang Franklin[1], Thebe Philip[2]

Abstract

The elaboration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a road map for promoting development and alleviating poverty has unabatedly necessitated the incorporation of gender and culturally inclined development frameworks in interpreting and implementing development aid interventions in developing countries. However understanding “effective” sustainable development processes still proves problematic given the wavering dynamics of cultural processes in economic development. This essay examines the nuanced intersection between culture, gender and development as embedded in economic anthropology discourses. It further explores the economic/culture nexus that challenges contemporary sustainable development debates, by examining the underlying epistemological and theoretical paradigms of culture, gender and the economy as a process that shapes economic behaviours and inherently influences the social and economic structure of varying rural communities and societies. We argue that the social relationships that underscore the socio-cultural embeddedness of economic resources such as land and their access thereof, inadvertently fosters power relations that deepens gender disparities in economic development and stagnates conventional rights based approaches to local development. The essay concludes on the need to critically reorientate development thinking and knowledge that will attenuate a common ground for a “rights” based approach to development, and bridge the culture and gender nexus within economic development.

Keywords: culture; development; economic anthropology; societies; gender; economy

[1]Forzo Titang Franklin, Research Graduate, Cultural Anthropology & Development Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Corresponding Author)
 

[2] Thebe Philip, PhD Fellow, Anthropology, Research &Teaching Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cite this article:
Franklin Forzo Titang, Thebe Philip. DECOUPLING DISCOURSES OF CULTURE, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT: PRAGMATIC REFLECTIONS FROM ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY PERSPECTIVES. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.12, no.3:21-28, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no3-art2

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no3-art2

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