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: 07/28/1996

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

Overview

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:
07/28/1996
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?)

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