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The Development Dictionary

The Development Dictionary
A Guide to Knowledge as Power
Editor: Wolfgang Sachs
New Pb306 pp.
Subjects: Development, Social Studies
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2007
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.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781856490440 – The Development Dictionary
  • Availability: In Stock
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Tags: Anthropology, Arturo Escobar, Ashis Nandy, Barbara Duden, C. Douglas Lummis, Claude Alvares, Dictionary, Essays, Gerard Berthoud, Gustavo Esteva, Harry Cleaver, Ivan Illich, Jean Robert, Jose Maria Sbert, Majid Rahnema, Marianne Gronemeyer, Otto Ullrich, Poverty, Serge Latouche, Socialism, Vandana Shiva, Wolfgang Sachs