Author McNamara, Thomas
Article Title “Me and the NGO Staff, We Live Like Azungu”: Malawian Moral Economies of Development
Full text https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259.78.1.43
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Source Human organization vol. 78, no. 1 (Spring 2019), p. 43-53
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Journal Title Human organization
Copy vol. 78, no. 1 (Spring 2019), p. 43-53
ISSN 0018-7259
Brief substance This article explores how rural Malawians used an NGO's presence to negotiate their changing intra-community responsibilities. It responds to a perceived incompatibility between development and kinship-inspired moral economies by exploring how “becoming developed” became a (contested) way to fulfil intra-communal obligations and entitlements, which were previously enacted through resource sharing. It also shows how villagers' understanding that donors were a patron for their entire community encouraged them to make demands on the NGO's project's beneficiaries. These findings should persuade practitioners to consider how their projects will be reinterpreted through community-embedded concepts of obligation and the effects of their mere presence on local meanings of development
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Full text https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259.78.1.43

 
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