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    Looking 'The Gift' in the mouth Russia as donor

    Gray, Patty A. (2011) Looking 'The Gift' in the mouth Russia as donor. Anthropology Today, 27 (2). pp. 5-8. ISSN 0268-540X

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    While the Soviet Union was a significant donor of international development aid, since the 1990s, a generation of Russians has experienced the subject position of ‘recipient’ in the global political economy. However, following its G8 presidency in 2006, Russia officially signalled its intention to (re-)emerge as an aid donor. Should the Russian government's efforts to join the global community of donors be understood as a defence mechanism against what Mauss called the ‘wounding’ experience of being treated as a perpetual recipient? International development aid is seen here as a cultural phenomenon whose underlying assumptions are both challenged and affirmed by the arrival of ‘emerging donors’ such as Russia.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Postprint version of original published article. The definitive version is available at
    Keywords: Russia; international aid; emerging economies; transitioning; economy; aid donor;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 3028
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    Depositing User: Dr. Patty A. Gray
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 09:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Anthropology Today
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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