Studies of the Americas

Wellbeing and Development in Peru

Local and Universal Views Confronted

Editors: Copestake, J. (Ed.)

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This book presents findings of systematic research into the contested meanings of development and wellbeing from a country, Peru, which has recently experienced both rapid economic growth and deep social conflict.

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JAMES COPESTAKE is Lecturer in Economics and International Development at the University of Bath, UK.

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"This is a very welcome addition to the development literature on Peru both because of the richness of its data and its innovative and methodologically rigorous use of the idea of wellbeing to extract generally applicable insights. An ethnographic approach and a long period in the field in seven poor Peruvian communities, chosen to represent a rural-urban continuum, result in compelling data on how people perceive their situation, on their goals and their experiences of migration and community institutions. The contributors successfully illuminate the differences in the patterns of wellbeing, showing why these differences do not necessarily correspond to objective differences in poverty, education, or employment. The volume concludes with the general implications of their findings for Peru, for international development policy and practice and, finally, for advancing well-being research and theory." - Bryan R. Roberts, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin; Director of Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wellbeing and Development in Peru
Book Subtitle
Local and Universal Views Confronted
Editors
  • J. Copestake
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61699-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230616998
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60869-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37567-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 269
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