Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers

Written by  July 6, 2012
A groundbreaking book that examines the social and cultural world of aid agencies and the people who choose to become development workers.

In Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers, the editors break new ground by illuminating the social and cultural world of the aid agency, a world that is neglected in most discussions of aid policy.

They examine how aid workers’ moral beliefs interlink and conflict with their initial motivations, how they relate to aid beneficiaries, their local NGO counterparts, and other aid workers, their views on race and sexuality, the effect of transient lifestyles and insider language, and the security and family issues that come with choosing such a career. Ultimately, they arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of development processes that acknowledges a rich web of relationships at all levels of the system.

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