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    Online Resource
    Ithaca : Cornell University Press | Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9781501770449
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrationen, Karten
    Series Statement: Cornell scholarship online
    DDC: 303.44098161
    Keywords: Progress ; Society ; Caribbean islands ; South & Central America, Latin America ; South America ; History of the Americas ; Sociology & anthropology ; Santos (São Paulo, Brazil) Civilization 20th century ; Santos (São Paulo, Brazil) Civilization 21st century ; Santos (São Paulo, Brazil) Social conditions 20th century ; Santos (São Paulo, Brazil) Social conditions 21st century
    Abstract: Through a historical ethnography of Santos, Brazil, 'Progress in the Balance' addresses and assesses an anthropological theory of progress. Observing that anthropology is a progressive discipline with a pessimistic attitude towards progress, Daniel Reichman explains the contested meanings of progress in Brazil and explores how anthropologists and others can define this concept more generally. He investigates how any society can separate 'progress' from plain old change and, if change is constantly happening all around us, how and why certain events get lifted out of a normal timeframe and into a mythic narrative of progress.
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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