Tanya Jakimow

Senior Lecturer

Tanya Jakimow is an anthropologist of development, researching in India and Indonesia. The central focus of her work is the micro-politics of local level development. Her current book project (in draft) Development Susceptibilities: the micro-politics of urban development in India and Indonesia, brings affect theory into conversation with theories of power in Development Studies to propose a new approach to understanding power configurations in local level development. It draws upon ethnographic research with volunteers in a community-driven development program in Medan, Indonesia, and with women Municipal Councillors in Dehra Dun, India, and was funded by an Australian Research Council DECRA Award. Tanya’s most recently published monograph, Decentring Development: Understanding Change in Agrarian Societies (2015, Palgrave MacMillan, Anthropology, Change and Development series) centres the political economy of selfhood in analysis of rural livelihoods and agrarian transformation, drawing upon research conducted in Telangana, India, and Central Lombok, Indonesia. Her first monograph, Peddlers of Information: Indian NGOs in the Information Age (2012, Kumarian Press), examined the knowledge making practices of small local NGOs in Uttarakhand, India. Her journal articles on these topics (among others) span the fields/disciplines of Development Studies, Anthropology and Asian Studies.

Tanya Jakimow's most recent research is focused on the experiences of local level women political actors in India and Indonesia.

RESEARCH AREAS

Women in politics; community-driven development; voluntarism; personhood/selfhood; non-government organizations; local development actors; agrarian change; urban development

Publications

Books
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Jakimow TR, 2015, Decentring Development: understanding change in agrarian societies, Anthropology, Change and Development, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke,
2015
Jakimow T, 2012, Peddlers of Information: Indian Non-Government Organizations in the Information Age, Original, Kumarian Press, Stylus Publishing, Sterling, Virgina,
2012
Book Chapters
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Butler JR A; Williams LJ; Darbas T; Jakimow T; Maclean K; Grunbuhel C, 2017, 'Integrating development studies and social-ecological systems thinking: towards livelihood adaptation pathways', in Schandl H; Walker I (ed.), SOCIAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY, CSIRO Publishing, 2017, pp. 51 - 74,
2017
Journal articles
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Jakimow T; Dewi KH; Siahaan AY, 2019, 'The Ethics of Social Care in Indonesia: Women’s Perspectives on Care in Politics, Development and Policy*', Asian Studies Review, pp. 1 - 19,
2019
Jakimow T, 2019, 'The “Servants” of Dehradun: A Changing Relationship between Municipal Councillors and Voters in India', Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 49, pp. 389 - 409,
2019
Jakimow T, 2019, 'The Familiar Face of the State: Affect, Emotion and Citizen Entitlements in Dehradun, India', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research,
2019
2019, 'The Ethics of Social Care in Indonesia: Women’s Perspectives on Care in Politics, Development and Policy*', Asian Studies Review, pp. 1 - 19,
2019
2019, 'The “Servants” of Dehradun: A Changing Relationship between Municipal Councillors and Voters in India', Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol. 49, pp. 389 - 409,
2019
2019, 'The Familiar Face of the State: Affect, Emotion and Citizen Entitlements in Dehradun, India', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research,
2019
Jakimow T, 2018, 'A moral atmosphere of development as a share: Consequences for urban development in Indonesia', World Development, vol. 108, pp. 47 - 56,
2018
Jakimow T, 2018, 'Volunteers’ practices of care in community development as a model for citizenship in Medan, Indonesia', Citizenship Studies, vol. 22, pp. 145 - 159,
2018
Jakimow T, 2018, 'Negotiating Impossibilities in Community-driven Development in Indonesia', Journal of Developing Societies, vol. 34, pp. 35 - 55,
2018
Jakimow T, 2018, 'Beyond ‘State Ibuism’: Empowerment Effects in State-led Development in Indonesia', Development and Change, vol. 49, pp. 1143 - 1165,
2018
Jakimow T, 2018, 'Being harmed while doing good: affective injuries in a community development programme, Medan, Indonesia', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 24, pp. 550 - 567,
2018
Yumasdaleni ; Jakimow T, 2017, 'NGOs, ‘Straddler’ Organisations and the Possibilities of ‘Channelling’ in Indonesia: New Possibilities for State–NGO Collaboration?', Voluntas, vol. 28, pp. 1015 - 1034,
2017
Jakimow T, 2017, 'Becoming a Developer: Processes of Personhood in Urban Community-driven Development, Indonesia', Anthropological Forum: a journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology, vol. 27, pp. 256 - 276,
2017
Jakimow T, 2017, 'Empowering women parshads in Dehradun municipal council', Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 52, pp. 120 - 126
2017
Jakimow T; Yumasdaleni Y, 2016, 'Affective registers in qualitative team research: interpreting the self in encounters with the state', Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 16, pp. 169 - 180,
2016
Williams LJ; Afroz S; Brown PR; Chialue L; Grünbühel CM; Jakimow T; Khan I; Minea M; Reddy VR; Sacklokham S; Santoyo Rio E; Soeun M; Tallapragada C; Tom S; Roth CH, 2016, 'Household types as a tool to understand adaptive capacity: case studies from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Bangladesh and India', Climate and Development, vol. 8, pp. 423 - 434,
2016
Nouvet E; Jakimow T, 2016, 'Moral sentiments in Aidland: Aid and Development as Moral Experience', Critique of Anthropology, vol. 36, pp. 223 - 227,
2016
Jakimow T; Harahap A, 2016, 'Gaji Sejuta: Moral experiences and the possibilities for self in a community-driven development program in Indonesia', Critique of Anthropology, vol. 36, pp. 264 - 279,
2016
Jakimow T, 2016, 'Clinging to Hope through Education: The Consequences of Hope for Rural Laborers in Telangana, India', Ethos, vol. 44, pp. 11 - 31,
2016
Jakimow TR, 2015, 'Learning the anthropology of development: the university as a site of knowledge construction and identity formation', Teaching Anthropology, vol. 5, pp. 42 - 52,
2015
Jakimow T, 2014, ''Breaking the backbone of farmers': contestations in a rural employment guarantee scheme', Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 41, pp. 263 - 281,
2014
Jakimow T, 2014, 'Sightings of the State, Reflections of Self as Citizen: Self-Becoming in Development Encounters', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, vol. 26, pp. 905 - 921,
2014
Jakimow T, 2014, 'Decentralised governance as sites for self-formation: A comparison of practices of welfare distribution in Telangana, India, and central Lombok, Indonesia', International Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 11, pp. 161 - 185,
2014
Jakimow T, 2014, 'Gambling on livelihoods: Desire, hope and fear in agrarian Telangana, India and central Lombok, Indonesia', Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 42, pp. 409 - 434,
2014
Jakimow T, 2013, 'Spoiling the Situation: reflections on the development and research field', Development in Practice, vol. 23, pp. 21 - 32,
2013
Jakimow T, 2013, ''Everyone Must Give': Explaining the Spread and Persistence of Bridegroom Price among the Poor in Rural Telangana, India', Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 48, pp. 180 - 194,
2013
Jakimow T, 2013, 'Unlocking the Black Box of Institutions in Livelihoods Analysis: Case Study from Andhra Pradesh, India', Oxford Development Studies, vol. 41, pp. 493 - 516,
2013
Jakimow T; Williams LJ; Tallapragada C, 2013, 'A Future Orientation to Agrarian Livelihoods A Case Study of Rural Telangana', Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLVIII, pp. 129 - 138
2013
Jakimow T, 2012, 'Serious Games in Livelihood Analysis: Reflections from the Case of Agricultural Wage Labourers in Andhra Pradesh', Journal of Development Studies, vol. 48, pp. 1274 - 1287,
2012
Jakimow T, 2012, 'Peddlers of Information: Unintended Consequences of Information-Centred Development for North Indian Non-Government Organizations', Voluntas, vol. 23, pp. 1014 - 1035,
2012
Jakimow T, 2012, 'A site for the empowerment of women? The clash of patriarchal values and development norms in a family-based NGO', Ethnography, vol. 13, pp. 213 - 235,
2012
Jakimow T, 2011, 'Family involvement in small, local nongovernmental organizations', Nonprofit Management and Leadership, vol. 22, pp. 21 - 35,
2011
Jakimow T, 2011, 'Cultivating model developing citizens: Exposing the grassroots to the MDGs', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, vol. 16, pp. 544 - 561,
2011
Jakimow T, 2010, 'Negotiating the Boundaries of Voluntarism: Values in the Indian NGO Sector', Voluntas - International Journal of Voluntary And, vol. 21, pp. 546 - 568,
2010
Jakimow T, 2009, 'Non-government organisations, self-help groups and neo-liberal discourses', South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, vol. 32, pp. 469 - 484,
2009
Jakimow T, 2008, 'Answering the critics: The potential and limitations of the knowledge agenda as a practical response to post-development critiques', Progress in Development Studies, vol. 8, pp. 311 - 323,
2008
Jakimow T, 2008, 'Voluntary Sector: Complementing or Replicating the State?’, Economic and Political Weekly', Economic and Political Weekly, vol. XLIII, pp. 80 - 85,
2008
Jakimow T, 2007, 'The Rationale of Self-help in Development Interventions: A Case study of a Self-help Group Program in Tamil Nadu', Journal of South Asian Development, vol. 2, pp. 107 - 124,
2007
Jakimow T; Kilby P, 2006, 'Empowering Women: A Critique of the Blueprint for Self-help Groups in India', Indian Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 13, pp. 375 - 400,
2006
Working Papers
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Jakimow T, 2017, The Familiar Face of the State: Affect, Emotion and Citizen Entitlements in Dehradun, India, Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, No. 261,
2017
Jakimow TR, 2016, Called by the Soul: Becoming a 'Developer' in Medan, Indonesia, Asia Research Institute, Singapore,
2016