Wellbeing And Development In Peru: Local and Universal Views Confronted by J. CopestakeWellbeing And Development In Peru: Local and Universal Views Confronted by J. Copestake

Wellbeing And Development In Peru: Local and Universal Views Confronted

byJ. CopestakeEditorJAMES

Hardcover | January 13, 2009

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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.
JAMES COPESTAKE is Lecturer in Economics and International Development at the University of Bath, UK.
Title:Wellbeing And Development In Peru: Local and Universal Views ConfrontedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:269 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.82 inPublished:January 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608698

ISBN - 13:9780230608696

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Table of Contents

Introduction; J.Copestake Resources, Conflict, and Social Identity in Context; J.L.Alvarez , M.Arrollo , L .Carhuallanqui , J.Copestake , M.Jaurapoma , T.Lavers , M.Obispo , E.Paúcar , P.Reyna & J.Yamamoto Subjective Wellbeing: An Alternative Approach; J.Yamamoto & A .R.Feijoo Economic Welfare, Poverty, and Subjective Wellbeing; J.Copestake , M.Guillen-Royo , W-J.Chou , T.Hinks & J.Velazco Wellbeing and Migration; R.Lockley , with T.Altamirano & J.Copestake Wellbeing and Institutions; J.L.Alvarez Reproducing Unequal Security: Peru as a Wellbeing Regime; J.Copestake & G.Wood Conclusions and Implications for Development Policy and Practice; J.Copestake Implication for Wellbeing Research and Theory; J.Yamamoto

Editorial Reviews

“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