Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World [New in Paper]

Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World [New in Paper]

by Arturo Escobar
     
 

"An intelligent and thorough overview of the rise of the concept of 'development' . . . . [This book] represents the best of interdisciplinary work in cultural studies and speaks to central debates across the permeable borders of anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and development studies."—Orin Starn, Duke University

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"An intelligent and thorough overview of the rise of the concept of 'development' . . . . [This book] represents the best of interdisciplinary work in cultural studies and speaks to central debates across the permeable borders of anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and development studies."—Orin Starn, Duke University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691150451
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/23/2011
Edition description:
With a New preface by the author
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
941,143
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2012 Edition vii

Preface xlv

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Development and the Anthropology of Modernity 3

CHAPTER 2: The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and Development 21

CHAPTER 3: Economics and the Space of Development: Tales of Growth and Capital 55

CHAPTER 4: The Dispersion of Power: Tales of Food and Hunger 102

CHAPTER 5: Power and Visibility: Tales of Peasants, Women, and the Environment 154

CHAPTER 6: Conclusion: Imagining a Postdevelopment Era 212

Notes 227

References 249

Index 275

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