Section: Research Student Profiles
Spectacles of Development: The Materiality of Success at the Barefoot College, Rajasthan
My research focuses on the anthropology of a community-based development organisation in Rajasthan, India, in particular, its programme of decentralised, community-managed solar photovoltaics. I consider the various ways in which success was generated and how particular discourses were utilised in the course of an organisation's development from messy, localised, ad hoc trial and error, to globalised, replicable, context-free development model.
Allen, Stewart. (2012). 'The Materiality of Knowledge Production'. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. Vol 3, No 1.
Allen, Stewart. 2011. 'Barefoot Engineers: The Non-Mobility of Knowledge in a Knowledge Transfer Project'. Anthropology Matters. Vol. 13 (1)
Allen, Stewart. 2009. 'The Barefoot College Approach'. Environment and Poverty Times,United Nations Environment Programmme (UNEP). (6)
ESRC +3 Quota studentship
Tweedie Exploration Fellowship
MA Hons (First) Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, 2004
MA (Distinction) Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, University of Leiden, 2006
MSc Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, 2008
Professor Francesca Bray
Dr. Jamie Cross
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