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Development histories reveal a legacy of contested power. These essays explore the language of development and its meaning within different political contexts, drawing material from Africa, Asia and Latin America by way of comparison.
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Power of Development

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Overview

Development histories reveal a legacy of contested power. These essays explore the language of development and its meaning within different political contexts, drawing material from Africa, Asia and Latin America by way of comparison.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134832965
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 340
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: Imagining development 1
1 The Invention of Development 27
2 'A New Deal in Emotions': Theory and practice and the crisis of development 44
3 Scenes from Childhood: The homesickness of development discourses 63
4 Green Development Theory? Environmentalism and sustainable development 87
5 Selective Silence: A feminist encounter with environmental discourse in colonial Africa 100
6 Sustainable Disasters?: Perspectives and powers in the discourse of calamity 115
7 The Object of Development: America's Egypt 129
8 Modernizing Malthus: The World Bank, population control and the African environment 158
9 Changing Discourses of Development in South Africa 176
10 Eurocentrism and Geography: Reflections on Asian urbanization 192
11 Imagining a Post-Development Era 211
12 Black Consciousness and the Quest for a Counter-Modernist Development 228
13 Post-Modernism, Gender and Development 253
14 Becoming a Development Category 266
Bibliography 278
Index 312
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