'In an impressively wide-ranging study of fundamental existential issues, drawing on sources of critical thought from economic and philosophical anthropology, cultural studies and sociology, John Clammer provides a critically engaging analysis of pressing social, economic and environmental concerns which radically reconstitutes our understanding of development and simultaneously demonstrates the progressive political possibilities provided by a profoundly recast cultural turn. This is an important book and deserves to be widely read.'
Barry Smart, University of Portsmouth
'Critically re-engages with culture and nature, and justice and development, towards an imaginative, existential, philosophical anthropology; a powerful, passionate and pellucid text.'
Raymond Apthorpe, SOAS
'John Clammer's marvelous new book invites us to think again about the idea of development, to reject conventional top-down definitions in favour of the creative ideas carried in ordinary life and those social sciences that have remembered the importance of the idea of culture - urgent and timely advice for all those concerned with development in today's globalized world.'
Peter Preston, University of Birmingham