The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power - Development Essentials (Hardback)
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The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power - Development Essentials (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 26/11/2009
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In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view, highlights its particular bias, and exposes its historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility. The authors argue that a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea is urgently needed, in order to liberate people's minds in both North and South for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. The combined result forms a must-read invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848133792
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 143 mm
Edition: New edition


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Reviews of the First Edition:

'Unique...the book is a scream of pain from the receiving end of a process experienced as cultural genocide.'
The Guardian

'Short, pithy and well reasoned... There is something in each chapter to challenge, even assault, our dearest, most tightly held assumptions.'
Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society

'The Development Dictionary questions the whole basis for twentieth century development through a series of brilliantly written essays by leading writers from around the world.'
Resurgence

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