Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

by FrGedGerique Apffel Marglin, Stephen A. Marglin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198288840

ISBN-13: 9780198288848

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Development failures, environmental degradation and social fragmentation can no longer be regarded as "side effects." They are the toxic consequences of pretensions that the modern Western view of knowledge is a universal neutral view, applicable to all people at all times. This work argues that the linear evolutionary paradigm of development emerging from the…  See more details below

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Development failures, environmental degradation and social fragmentation can no longer be regarded as "side effects." They are the toxic consequences of pretensions that the modern Western view of knowledge is a universal neutral view, applicable to all people at all times. This work argues that the linear evolutionary paradigm of development emerging from the modern Western view of knowledge is a contemporary form of colonialism. The work proposes a pluralistic vision and a decolonization of knowledge: the replacement of one-way transfers of knowledge and technology by dialogue and mutual learning. It will be of interest to scholars of development studies, sociology, and anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198288848
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
WIDER Studies in Development Economics Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Introduction: Rationality and the World1
Pt. IDecolonizing Development Knowledge41
2Development for 'Big Fish' or 'Small Fish'? A Study of Contrasts in Tanzania's Fishing Sector43
3The Economic Consequences of Pragmatism: A Re-Interpretation of Keynesian Doctrine67
4Two Phases of American Environmentalism: A Critical History110
5Rationality, the Body, and the World: From Production to Regeneration142
Pt. IIDecolonizing the 'Transfer-of-Technology' Model183
6Farmers, Seedsmen, and Scientists: Systems of Agriculture and Systems of Knowledge185
7Hosting the Otherness of the Other: The Case of the Green Revolution249
8Why Haldane Went to India: Modern Genetics in Quest of Tradition279
9Footnotes to Vavilov: An Essay on Gene Diversity306
10The Savage Freud: The First Non-Western Psychoanalyst and the Politics of Secret Selves in Colonial India340
Index389

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