This collection of essays in the honor of David Brokensha focuses on issues which had concerned him throughout his professional career as an anthropologist. He emphasized on combining indigenous perspectives and knowledge in development planning and on sustainable natural resource management.

part One|12 pages


chapter |4 pages

The Making of an Applied Anthropologist

ByThayer Scudder

part Two|86 pages

Social Change, Applied Anthropology, and Solutions to Contemporary Problems

chapter 1|14 pages

Farmers’ Systems and Technological Change in Agriculture

ByJosette Murphy

chapter 2|12 pages

Anthropologists and Private, Humanitarian Aid Agencies

ByRandall C. Luce

chapter 3|14 pages

Cultural Transmission and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

ByBarry S. Hewlett

chapter 4|12 pages

Cooperatives, Empowerment, and Rural Development in Africa

ByThomas M. Painter

chapter 5|15 pages

Involuntary Resettlement at Manantali, Mali

ByDolores Koenig, Michael M. Horowitz

part Three|111 pages

Social Change and Social Inequality

part Four|79 pages

Natural Resource Management

chapter 14|16 pages

Institutional Dynamics and Development in the Tana Basin, Kenya

ByPeter D. Little

chapter 15|15 pages

Development and Conservation of Natural Resources in Latin America

ByMichael Painter

chapter 16|16 pages

“Big Men” and Cattle Licks in Oromoland, Kenya

ByP.T.W. Baxter

chapter 18|13 pages

Sacred Groves and Social Change in Kirinyaga, Kenya

ByPeter Castro