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1995 Honorary PhD (Outstanding contribution to the development of anthropology in Peru), National University of Central Peru/Huancayo; 1967 PhD (Social anthropology), Manchester; 1960 BA (Sociology, philosophy and religious studies), Leeds.
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- Social Change and the Individual: A Study of the Social and Religious Responses to Innovation in a Zambian Rural Community , Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1968.
- An Introduction to the Sociology of Rural Development , London : Tavistock Publications, 1977.
- Peasant Co-operation and Capitalist Expansion in Central Peru (edited with Bryan Roberts), Austin and London : University of Texas Press 1978.
- Miners, Peasants and Entrepreneurs: Regional Development in the Central Highlands of Peru (co-authored with Bryan Roberts), Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
- Family and Work in Rural Societies: Perspectives on Non-wage Labour (editor), London : Tavistock Publications, 1984.
- The Commoditization Debate: Labour Process, Strategy and Social Network (with J.D. van der Ploeg, C.Curtin and L. Box), Wageningen: Wageningen Agricultural University, 1986.
- Encounters at the Interface: A Perspective on Social Discontinuities in Rural Development (editor), Wageningen: Wageningen Agricultural University, 1989.
- Battlefields of Knowledge: The Interlocking of Theory and Practice in Social Research and Development (edited with Ann Long), London and New York : Routledge, 1992.
- Images and Realities of Rural Life: Wageningen Perspectives on Rural Transformations (edited with Henk de Haan), Assen: Van Gorcum, 1997.
- Anthropology, Development and Modernities: Exploring Discourses, Counter-Tendencies and Violence (edited with Alberto Arce), London and New York : Routledge, 2000.
- Development Sociology. Actor Perspectives , London and New York : Routledge, 2001.
Circa 100 scientific journal articles, chapters in books, research and consultancy reports ranging over four main fields: (1) theoretical and methodological issues concerning rural development, planned intervention and social change, with special emphasis on actor-oriented types of analysis; (2) commoditization, small-scale enterprise, livelihoods, migration and social capital, (3) knowledge/power interfaces and transformations, and (4) processes of globalization and translocality.