Date of Award
M. Dores Cruz, Ph.D.
Aid, Colonialism, Culture, Development, Mozambique, Non-governmental organization, NGO
In Mozambique, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) work mainly in Mozambique's rural areas, with programs dedicated to the prevention of infectious diseases, education, access to food and clean water, gender equity, and many other concerns. Yet despite these efforts, Mozambican populations are critical of NGOs' missions and practices, and Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world. To explore these issues concerning contradictions in aid in Mozambique, I employ the concept of cultural capital, which refers to cultural practices, perspectives, and beliefs in relation to one's ability to access symbolic and material goods. My thesis examines the degree to which three classes of agents (rural Mozambicans, urban Mozambicans, and Western expatriates) utilize cultural capital by examining the perceptions, behaviors, and cultural trends within the groups as they relate to international development.
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Santoro, Carly Amanda, "Beyond Donors and Dollars: An Ethnographic Case Study of International Aid and Its Agents in Mozambique" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 575.
Received from ProQuest
Carly Amanda Santoro
Cultural anthropology, African studies, International relations