Rural poverty is often unseen or misperceived by outsiders. Dr Chambers contends that researchers, scientists, administrators and fieldworkers rarely appreciate the richness and validity of rural people's knowledge or the hidden nature of rural poverty. This is a challenging book for all concerned with rural development, as practitioners, academics, students or researchers.

chapter 1|27 pages

Rural poverty unperceived

chapter 2|19 pages

Two cultures of outsiders

chapter 3|28 pages

How outsiders learn

chapter 4|28 pages

Whose knowledge?

chapter 5|37 pages

Integrated rural poverty

chapter 6|28 pages

Seeing what to do

chapter 7|22 pages

The new professionalism

Putting the last first

chapter 8|29 pages

Practical action