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Olivier de Sardan, Jean-Pierre

Works: 247 works in 600 publications in 4 languages and 7,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Case studies  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Other, Director, Opponent, Film editor, Redactor, Research team head, Restager , wpr, Interviewee, dgs
Classifications: GN397.7.A35, 303.4096
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Most widely held works about Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan
Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan
Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central purpose of this book is to re-establish the relevance of anthropological (and indeed sociological) approaches to development processes and persuading anthropology to recognize that the study of contemporary development ought to be one of its principal concerns. Professor Olivier de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multi-dimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions, combining analysis of social practices and consciousness. It has, in his view, simultaneously to be a political anthropology, a sociology of organizations, an economic anthropology, a sociology of networks, and an anthropology of conceptions and belief systems." "Following its successful publication in French (where it has run through several printings), this important book will provoke much thoughtful debate about appropriate theory and practice within Anthropology, Sociology and Development Studies. It is also particularly appropriate as an advanced text for students in these fields."--Jacket
Everyday corruption and the state : citizens and public officials in Africa by Giorgio Blundo( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daily life in Africa is governed by the 'petty' corruption of public officials in services such as health, transport or the judicial system. This study of everyday corruption in three African countries investigates the reasons for its extraordinary prevalence." "The authors construct an illuminating analytical framework around the various forms of corruption, the corruptive strategies public officials resort to, and how these forms and strategies have become embedded in daily administrative practices. They investigate the roots of the system in the growing inability of weakened states in Africa either to reward their employees adequately or to deliver expected services. They conclude that corruption in Africa today is qualitatively different from corruption in other parts of the world in its pervasiveness, its legitimations, and its huge impact on the nature of the state."--Jacket
States at work : dynamics of African bureaucracies by Thomas Bierschenk( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States at Work explores the mundane practices of state-making in Africa by focussing on the daily functioning of public services and the practices of civil servants
Cash transfers in context : an anthropological perspective by Emmanuelle Piccoli( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marginal in status a decade ago, cash transfer programs have become the preferred channel for delivering emergency aid or tackling poverty in low-and middle-income countries. While these programs have had positive effects, they are typical of top-down development interventions in that they impose imported and standardized norms and procedures regarding conditionality, targeting, and delivery on local contexts. This book sheds light on the crucial importance of these contexts and the many unpredicted consequences of cash transfer programs worldwide - detailing how the latter are used by actors to pursue their own strategies, and how external norms are reinterpreted, circumvented, and contested by local populations
Epistemology, fieldwork, and anthropology by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epistemology, Fieldwork, and Anthropology explores the space between epistemology and methodology, offering a systematic examination of the empirical foundations of interpretations in anthropology. Olivier de Sardan investigates the complex links between the observed reality, data production, and grounded theories, addressing the issues of bias management and the rigor of qualitative methods"--
Les sociétés Songhay-Zarma, Niger-Mali : chefs, guerriers, esclaves, paysans-- by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in French and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la veille de la colonisation, le célèbre empire songhay du Moyen-Age n'était plus qu'un souvenir ; les groupes songhay-zarma, ou assimilés, divisés entre chefferies multiples et soumis à l'hégémonie des Touaregs ou des Peuls, n'avaient plus en commun que la langue et la culture. À partir de sources multiples et en s'appuyant en particulier sur une grande diversité de témoignages paysans contemporains, largement cités dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur présente un tableau des principales contradictions sociales qui structuraient les sociétés songhay-zarma (Niger occidental et Mali oriental). Maîtres et esclaves, chefs et sujets, guerriers et paysans, aînés et cadets, hommes et femmes formaient ainsi la trame de l'espace social. Mais, pour en comprendre le fonctionnement, il faut toutefois « déconstruire » les notions faussement évidentes d'esclavage, de guerre, de chefferies ou d'aînesse... À partir des années 1900, la colonisation détruit ou modifie l'ancien système de contradictions. Un autre se met en place, autour de nouvelles formes de pouvoir et d'extorsion. La manipulation de la coutume y jouera un grand rôle. Relevant à la fois de l'anthropologie sociale et de l'ethnohistoire, ce livre s'appuie sur un choix méthodologique : la culture est un produit et un enjeu, et non un simple patrimoine, les sociétés villageoises sont éclatées, fracturées, hétérogènes. Et loin de vouloir réduire ou nier les contradictions des discours « indigènes », il convient d'en rendre compte et de s'y appuyer pour remonter des représentions aux structures sociales
Anthropologie et développement essai en socio-anthropologie du changement social by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propose un inventaire critique des problématiques sur le développement, au carrefour de l'anthropologie politique, de la sociologie des organisations, de l'anthropologie économique
Système des relations économiques et sociales chez les Wogo, Niger by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paysans, experts et chercheurs en Afrique noire : sciences sociales et développement rural( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pratiques de la description by Giorgio Blundo( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après la vague post-moderniste des années 1980, on assiste à un « retour à la description ». Attentif à la réalité quotidienne des pratiques descriptives en histoire, en anthropologie et en sociologie, ce volume s'intéresse aux formes concrètes de la description dans l'espace ou le temps, d'une discipline à l'autre. Il aborde le travail descriptif spécifique aux sciences sociales, comme les « descriptions des autres », que le chercheur en sciences sociales utilise comme source ou comme objet de sa recherche
Pratiques de la description by Giorgio Blundo( )

3 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real governance and practical norms in sub-Saharan Africa : the game of rules by Tom de Herdt( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of ways in which state policies and legal norms have been translated into the set of practical norms which make up real governance in sub-Saharan Africa. It argues that the concept of practical norms is an appropriate tool for an ethnographic investigation of public bureaucracies, interactions between civil servants and users, and the daily functioning of the state in Africa. It demonstrates that practical norms are usually different from official norms, complementing, bypassing and even contradicting them. In addition, it explores the positive and negative effects of different aspects of this 'real governance'. This text will be of key interest to academics, students and researchers in the fields of development, political science, anthropology and development studies, African studies, international comparative studies, implementation studies, and public policy"--
Les pouvoirs au village : le Bénin rural entre démocratisation et décentralisation( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La construction sociale des maladies : les entités nosologiques populaires en Afrique de l'Ouest( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand nos pères étaient captifs : récits paysans du Niger( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in French and Multiple languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les voleurs d'hommes : notes sur l'histoire des Kurtey by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courtiers en développement : les villages africains en quête de projets( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une médecine inhospitalière : les difficiles relations entre soignants et soignés dans cinq capitales d'Afrique de l'Ouest by Yannick Jaffré( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les centres de santé publics d'Afrique de l'Ouest, les malades sont trop souvent mal reçus, mal traités et mal soignés par les personnels de santé. C'est ce que démontre de façon irrécusable cet ouvrage. Pour la première fois, un tel constat est fait publiquement sur une base empirique solide, sans complaisance mais aussi sans polémique. Bien que depuis une trentaine d'années, les réformes des systèmes de santé et les formations destinées aux soignants se soient succédées, l'insatisfaction des populations reste grande
Concepts et conceptions songhay-zarma : histoire, culture, société by Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in French and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anthropology and development : understanding contemporary social change
Everyday corruption and the state : citizens and public officials in Africa
Alternative Names
de Sardan, Jean-Pierre Olivier

De Sardan, Jean-Pierre Olivier 1941-

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan anthropologue français

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan antropologo

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan antropólogu nixerín

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan Frans antropoloog

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan französisch-nigrischer Anthropologe

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan French-Nigerien anthropologist

Oliver de Sardan, Jean-Pierre 1941-

Olivier de Sardan, J. P.

Olivier de Sardan, J.-P. 1941-

Olivier de Sardan, J. P. (Jean-Pierre)

Olivier de Sardan, Jean Pierre

Sardan, J. P. Olivier de 1941-

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